As the United Nations gears up for the September Climate Action Summit in New York, one of its most high-profile climate conferences in recent times, what progress is the world making in tackling the climate crisis, and how is that progress being measured? UN News took a closer look at one of the key international instruments used to measure the fight against global warming: Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs. It should be stressed that the Paris Agreement on Climate Change is not legally binding in its entirety: it does not tell countries how they should reduce emissions or build climate resilience and adaptation, but encourages countries to write their own ticket: the NDCs. These climate plans outline what a country promises to do, and how much they plan to reduce emissions.
By UN News. September 11, 2019.