Current national climate targets under the Paris Agreement – known as Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs – may need more support to put countries on a safe and sustainable path to climate neutrality by 2050. And greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that cause climate change have been on the rise since the landmark decision was reached in 2015.
The Climate Promise is UNDP commitment to support at least 100 countries enhance their NDCs by 2020. UNDP will work with countries to make their NDCs more technically robust and include new ways governments can step up their climate actions, as well as finance these bold new goals.
UNDP teams will support countries in undertaking an inclusive and transparent process to revise their NDCs that engages government at all levels, as well as citizens, private sector, and other key stakeholders and partners – bringing all voices to the table to agree ways to curb GHG emissions while also creating more resilient communities and protecting natural spaces.