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Assessing the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions of ADB Developing Members

Publication | August 2016
Assessing the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions of ADB Developing Members

A review of ADB Developing Members’ intended nationally determined contributions (INDC) shows that a few INDC are adequately detailed and can be translated into climate action plans that are similar in planning detail to sector plans.

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015, 195 countries adopted the first universal global climate agreement which sets out a global action plan to combat climate change. The Paris agreement is anchored on the implementation between 2020 and 2030 of nationally determined contributions. Ahead of or at the Paris conference and in support of reaching an international climate change agreement, countries submitted intended nationally determined contributions which outline their post-2020 climate actions. This working paper provides a preliminary review of the intended nationally determined contributions of ADB developing members. The review of each member commitment is intended to determine the extent to which ADB’s current country program is aligned with the country priorities with regard to climate action and consider if and how ADB might scale up support.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction/Background
  • Overview on Current INDC Literature
  • Climate Change in the Asia and Pacific Region
  • Regional Assessment of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions
  • ADB Strategic Approach
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Appendixes