Intended Nationally Determined Contribution

Australia’s Emission Targets Woefully Inadequate, Says Climate Action Tracker

Australia’s emission reduction targets are woefully inadequate, according to Climate Action Tracker, which found Australia to have one of the weakest climate targets in the world. On August 11th, Australia submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the Paris Climate Agreement of greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2030 of … [continued]

Big Letdown From A Top Emitter: Japan’s Tardy INDC

At long last, Japan has entered its official Intended Nationally Determined Contribution into the pool of national climate pledges for the UN’s Paris COP21 talks in December. The Paris summit aims for a worldwide agreement to limit global average temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels, … [continued]

Japan Moves Closer To A Climate Pledge

Japanese media reported on Thursday that the nation is studying a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by around 20% by 2030. Sources differ about the base year (2005 or 2013). From this informally rendered pledge—the first time Japan has mentioned a number—the nation may proceed to file an Intended Nationally … [continued]

First 28 Nations Commit Paris Climate Numbers

The European Union reprised its trendsetting role in world climate negotiations on Thursday by committing the first Intended Nationally Determined Contributions to the planned Paris climate agreement at the end of this year. Also on Thursday, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change issued the official “Paris Accord” negotiating text from … [continued]