Process guidance for Intended Nationally Determined Contributions

INDCs

Published: 20/11/2014

Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) put forward by countries will form a key input to the negotiations leading towards the 2015 Paris climate agreement. They will therefore need to take into account domestic and international processes as well as requirements for comprehensiveness, transparency and ambition as negotiated under the UNFCCC.

The objective of this paper is to provide guidance on the preparation process of INDCs according to the responsibilities and respective capabilities of the countries to prepare individual components of their INDC. There will be various options on how to prepare different components of an INDC and countries are free to select the options that best match their capabilities. The overarching objective is to create a common understanding on the topic of INDCs without prejudice to future decisions under the UNFCCC.

The report was prepared by Ecofys and published within the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV project. It has received support by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) by German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).

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