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Analysis of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)

Knowledge is power. At ICF, we work hard to make sure our clients have the most reliable information possible to make the best decisions for the good of their organizations and the world. With data-supported information, our clients are better equipped to comply with new and changing regulations while helping to make a positive impact now and for future generations.

One example is our Analysis of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) report, developed by ICF for USAID’s Resources to Advance LEDS Implementation (RALI) program. The report profiles post-2020 climate action plans of 37 developing countries, including partner countries of the Enhancing Capacity for Low Emissions Development Strategies (EC-LEDS) program. This analysis helps climate change practitioners understand the status of each country’s national climate strategy and make strategic decisions about future activities related to the Paris Agreement.

For each country, ICF provides information from the INDC on:

  • Unconditional and conditional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets
  • Analytical basis for developing the emissions reduction targets
  • Mitigation actions being undertaken by the country
  • Adaptation strategies
  • Existing policy framework of the country’s INDC
  • Financial and technical assistance required

The country profiles also include insights on data quality and transparency, the most recently submitted GHG inventory to the UNFCCC, national GHG emissions by sector, and key documents for further consultation. In addition, ICF presents a summary of total pledges, and regional/sector trend analyses for a deeper understanding of the broader implications of the INDCs.

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About the Authors

Marian Van Pelt

Marian Van Pelt

Vice President, Climate Change & Sustainability

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Robert Kay

Dr. Robert Kay


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