Countries make progress on carbon reduction pledges, but much work remains to be done

By all accounts, countries’ official pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions—the nationally determined contributions (NDCs)—are insufficient to reach the Paris Agreement goal to hold global warming below 2 °C this century.

To take stock of the efforts and to accelerate the pace of implementing the NDCs, donors, government officials, international agencies, and representatives from the private sector, research community and civil society from 80 countries convened in Berlin June 12-14 for the Global NDC Conference organized by the NDC Partnership and key partners. A central aim of the conference was exchanging knowledge about good practices and innovative approaches, identifying challenges and solutions on integrated NDC governance, finance mobilization, and strengthening connections across stakeholders.