UNFCCC Report on Country Pledges and Global GHG Emissions: Gonna Take You Higher
By: Stephen D. Eule
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recently released Synthesis report on the aggregate effect of the intended nationally determined contributions, its stab at analyzing the impact country pledges will have on global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The analysis looked at 119 Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), covering about 80% of global net GHG emissions, the UNFCCC received as of 1 October 2015. For the uninitiated, each country’s INDC lays out (in varying degrees of specificity) its GHG emissions reduction pledge in support of a new, post-2020 international climate change agreement that will be hashed out in Paris in December.