Fair shares: a civil society equity review of INDCs - summary
Negotiations towards a new climate deal to be agreed at the UN climate conference in Paris in December have included voluntary climate targets by countries around the world in the form of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). A total of 146 countries, representing almost 87 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions, have so far submitted their climate targets to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This report, supported by social movements, environmental and development NGOs, trade unions, faith and other civil society groups from all over the world, is an independent review assessing the commitments that have been put on the table for Paris. It shows that there is still a big gap between what it will take to avoid catastrophic climate change, and what countries have put forward so far. It aims to identify which countries are offering to do their fair share and which need to do more – and presents recommendations on how the latter can close the gap.