2020 is a key year for the climate regime. The policies set out in the original climate plans (or Nationally Determined Contributions), published in the run-up to the Paris negotiations in 2015, would lead to warming of 2.9°C by the end of the century. The catastrophic consequences are already well established by various authoritative scientific assessments. The submission of new and enhanced NDCs will determine our future, or whether or not the Paris Agreement temperature goal of 1.5˚C warming will still be within reach. 2020 is also the year when the world has been facing additional challenges to growing inequality and political unrest: the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent economic crisis.
The few revised NDCs submitted so far represent a very small percentage of global emissions. More ambitious NDCs ahead of COP26 must remain a key priority for tackling the climate crisis and for a green and fair recovery. Using a unique #NDCsWeWant Checklist
, WWF has reviewed all new NDCs, and emerging trends and insights will be presented in this webinar in partnership with Climate Action Network (CAN), WWF-Chile and others. We will discuss where submitted NDCs will take us in terms of ambition, alignment with 1.5˚C and other aspects of the checklist. The event will also highlight what needs to be achieved by 2021 in terms of mitigation to keep us on the path to 1.5˚C global warming.
- Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Global Lead, Climate and Energy, WWF
- Niklas Höhne, Founding Partner, NewClimate Institute and Creator of Climate Action Tracker
- Fernanda Carvalho, Global Policy Manager, WWF Climate and Energy Practice
- Pablo Vieira, Global Director, NDC Partnership
- Rodrigo Catalan, Conservation Director, WWF-Chile
- Marianne Toftgaard, Head of Climate Ambition and Action, Climate Action Network International