International Climate Policy

Paris and Beyond

In December 2015, the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21)of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) adopted a global agreement to fight climate.  The landmark Paris Agreement was signed by 175 countries at a ceremony in New York in April 2016, and required all countries (“Parties”) to develop and maintain Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)—post-2020 pledges to reduce emissions. 189 countries representing 99% of global emissions have submitted their INDCs to date.

The Paris Agreement represents a seismic shift in international climate policy. Developing countries now, nearly universally, have mitigation targets that cover either their entire economies or large portions thereof.

The challenge will now be to convert countries’ INDCs into policies, measures and finance-ready investment strategies.

What is CCAP’s Role?

CCAP is working to advance options for UNFCCC decisions and climate finance policies that can promote ambitious results on the ground.  We are working in-depth with key stakeholders and opinion leaders to produce analytical papers, submissions to the UNFCCC and the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and facilitate dialogue between key players.

Thanks to CCAP’s work, language on support to developing countries to help formulate INDC-related policies and investments plans was included in the Paris decisions.

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