#COP21 – The Map of National Contributions

The secretary of the climate convention presented its report on the effects of the national contributions published by October 1st by 146 states, ahead of the Paris conference.

This report shows that national contributions have a real impact and protect us from the worst, i.e. a global that will curb global warming below 1,5-2°C by the end of the century, but this will require additional efforts over time.

Some estimates place us on a trajectory that would see a raise comprised between 2,7°C and 3°C by the end of the century. This confirms the importance of reaching an agreement that will set the rules allowing to periodically increase national contributions.

Beyond the goal of reducing greenhouse gases, contributions include elements involving ambitious sectorial policies (developing renewable energies, energetic efficiency…). This process made it possible to open-up the issue of climate in many countries, including by involving civil society to the preparation debate.

The pre-COP, which will be held from November 8 to November 10 in Paris, and which will bring together more than 80 government representatives to discuss the main points included in the agreement, will be an opportunity to make progress on these central issues regarding the ambition we are pursuing and our long-term objectives.

This national contribution process is a first in the history of climate negotiations. It represents a solid base for a necessary success in Paris.

  • See the map of national contributions. :


Last modified on 22/04/2016

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