Data/Tool

IGES NDC Database

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2017-10

The IGES NDC Database compiles the main features of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which were communicated by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to present the targets and measures that will be taken in order to implement the Paris Agreement, according to countries’ national circumstances.

This database summarizes in the master sheet the main climate pledges from each NDC concerning mitigation, or how countries intend to limit their greenhouse has (GHG) emissions to lessen their impact on climate change, and adaptation, or how countries are planning to adapt to the effects of climate change. Other elements are referenced as well, such as finance and technology transfer needs expressed in NDCs, corresponding to the demand for international support from developing countries to reach their targets.

The database also provides detailed information on the use of various market mechanisms by each country. Lastly, the latest information on the progress of the Paris Agreement is referenced and regularly updated, including signatures and ratification of the agreement, as well as NDCs submissions. In order to facilitate the understanding of NDCs, the three next sheets present data in the form of maps, charts and tables.

Remarks:

New in the version 4.0 (October 2017 update):
• 12 new ratification of the Paris Agreement
• 11 new submission of first NDC
• Detailed NDC information on 2 first-time submissions (Palestine and Timor-Leste)
• Addition of total values in charts.
• New cover image.
• Revised database design and harmonized charts and tables design.
• Combined Summary Tables and Charts in one sheet.
• Integrated the Update History sheet in the Guidance sheet.