NDC & INDC Factsheets

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NDC & INDC Factsheets

As of 4th November 2016, the day that the Paris Agreement entered into force, 94 countries have ratified the Agreement. That turns their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) into the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Most countries went forward with keeping the INDCs as is, Morocco updated its INDC, basically adding a landuse component, and North Korea presented a new NDCs, as they hadn't submitted an INDC before.

In total, there are now 162 NDCs and INDCs covering 191 countries, who are collectively responsible for more than 99% of global greenhouse gas emissions (measured as percentage of GHG emissions in 2010 of all the countries that are Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change).

Together with our colleagues from the Potsdam Institute's portal (www.pik-potsdam.de/primap-live/), our portal is the only one we know of that provides a comprehensive overview of all submitted NDCs and INDCs with quantification where possible. The (I)NDC factsheets are in fact a collaboration with the PRIMAP group at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. as some of our other products, like the climate spirals.

Below, you will find factsheets for every individual country that submitted an NDC and/or INDC before 3rd November 2016 - as listed in the INDC and NDC registries. Check our twitter feed @ClimateCollege for update announcements.

Final note: Where a factsheet has a yellow warning sign at the top we are indicating that either we struggled to quantify that NDCs or INDCs, we found strongly mismatching data, or we encountered some other issue. That's it! Enjoy... with caution.

Malte Meinshausen & Ryan Alexander

(Authors of the Factsheets - building on a big team effort)

Check out individual country factsheets

Click the name of the country in the table below for individual NDC & INDC Factsheets.
You can find bulk download of our factsheets and archived previous versions here.

Also check out our other useful INDC resource:

www.mitigation-contributions.org - Our website that allows you to manipulate G20 country targets and determine what INDCs "should" be to track a least-cost trajectory within 2°C of warming.

And have a look at these great resources from other research groups:

www.climateactiontracker.org - An in-depth analsysis site that looks at around 35 INDCs from major countries and rates them.

live.primap.org - A selection of interactive tools around INDCs and emissions scenarios from our partner group at the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research.

cait.wri.org/indc/ - The Climate Data Explorer INDC analysis by the World Resources Institute.

www.unep.org/climatechange/pledgepipeline - A compilation of INDCs in an Excel table with useful collection of requested financial support data.

infographics.pbl.nl/indc/ - The PBL Netherlands INDC Pledge tool, a graphical world map with online emission series.

sustainable.unimelb.edu.au/beyond-paris - A collection of useful resources for before, during and after COP21 in Paris provided by our parent institute, the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute.

Update Log of (I)NDC Factsheets

Update log:

Updates 4th November 2016: We updated quite a number of Factsheets with up to date historical data until 2014, we included the Cancun 2020 year pledges, accounted for LULUCF credit estimtes, added the NDC of North Korea, and updated the graph's display a bit. Apologies for printing issues that occurred with some earlier versions of the Factsheets. Plus, we added a sticker "Entry-into-force" edition onto the factsheets.

Updates 14th of May 2016 version vs. 22nd April 2016 version: There were a couple of bugs in the 22nd April which we fixed. Panama provided INDC, but as there was no specified BAU level we could not quantify it.

Updates 22nd April 2016 version vs. 26th November 2015 version: New INDCs from Nepal, Malaysia, Chile, Venezuela etc. quantified. Factsheets for some countries without INDCs also provided, namely Panama, Nicaragua and Uzbekistan. Methodological update by including now full min-max range of conditional and unconditional pledges, where available.  

Updates 29th November version vs. 26th November version: New INDCs from Malaysia, Tuvalu, Jamaica etc. quantified.

Updates on 26th November version vs. 16th November version: Inclusion of all countries that submitted until 9AM, 25th November. (Sorry, Niue just came in at  11AM, we include you in the next version). Due to popular request, we included as well factsheets for international bunkers and maritime transport.

Updates in 16th November version vs. previous 30th October version version: We now include, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and other new submissions (although some of them are unquantifable). Chinese coal consumption data was updated (see background in this New York Times article)

Previous update within 30th October version: United Arab Emirates were updated and EU28 countries are analysed on a country-by-country basis.