P. Catsro, Shikha Bhasin
July 2019 | International Cooperation
Suggested citation: Pauw, P. W., P. Catsro, J. Pickering, and Shikha Bhasin. 2019. “Conditional Nationally Determined Contributions in Paris Agreements: Foothold for equity or Achillies heel?” Climatic Policy, 143: 503. https://doi.org/10.1080/14693062.2019.1635874
This paper analyses 168 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) towards the Paris Agreement’s goals submitted as of June 2019 and describes the methods for assessing the equity and feasibility of conditional NDCs. The aims is to enhance transparency and comparison of NDCs by using a universal set of categories to capture the diversity of NDCs in scope, content and level of detail.
In climate action plans such as the Paris Agreement, most developing countries make their mitigation and adaptation contributions conditional upon receiving international support (finance, technology transfer and/or capacity building). While provision of support for implementation could enhance equity among countries, the feasibility of NDC implementation might be challenged by the large number of conditional NDCs.
Source: Author's analysis