Climate Change Series: Next Steps for Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)
Associate Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Senior Adviser, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS
Executive Vice President, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
Director and Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS
The CSIS Energy and National Security Program hosted Joseph Aldy, Associate Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and Elliot Diringer, Executive Vice President at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) to discuss current and expected Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) in advance of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, to take place in Paris later this year. Sarah O. Ladislaw, Director and Senior Fellow in the CSIS Energy and National Security Program, will moderate. The Paris 2015 conference--the next conference under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change adopted in 1992--is highly anticipated around the globe but is yet another step on the longstanding pathway to coordinated global action. As was determined in Durban, South Africa in 2011, the goal of negotiations is an agreement with legal force that is applicable to all. Each country has been subsequently charged with arriving in Paris with predetermined climate goals, in the form of an Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC). Following an overview of the content and purpose of the INDCs, the expert panel will discuss comparability between already submitted INDCs, those yet to come, and the accompanying Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) processes.
Check out our post-event podcast: Preview of the Paris Climate Negotiations. Also, check out the International Climate Negotiations Glossary as another helpful resource for understanding the negotiations.
This session is the second in a series of workshops designed to explore core issues in the negotiations process as well as gauge progress towards energy related climate goals on the ground in various countries.