All Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UNFCCC have agreed in the Lima call for Climate Action (Decision 1/CP.20) to develop and communicate to the UNFCCC Secretariat their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). INDCs outline what individual countries are committed to reduce their own emissions, whereby having a positive impact on the global level of emissions. The Lima Conference of the Parties (COP20) outcome has specified that INDCs from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) should consider their special circumstances and level of preparedness.
Based on this, the Cook Islands submitted its initial INDCs to the UNFCCC Secretariat in November 2015 with a view to update in 2020. The 2018 IPCC Report indicated that to keep the global temperature to within 1.5 OC of pre-industrial levels, countries must commit to a more ambitious second NDCs. We are seeking the services of a national consultant to undertake the preparation of a greenhouse gas inventory for the period 2015 – 2019, for use as a part of the NDC preparation.