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Climate Change: meeting up with response to NDC

By Ben Eguzozie

Interestingly, most countries that included adaptation in their INDCs were developing countries, with 54 African nations as part.

Interestingly, most countries that included adaptation in their INDCs were developing countries, with 54 African nations as part. This reflects the negative impacts of climate variability and climate change already experienced by most of them. Adaptation, loss, and damage were top priorities of the Africa Group which played a critical role in the negotiations for the inclusion of both in the Paris Agreement.

In addition to mitigation, all the African countries that submitted their INDCs also added an adaptation component. A country formally joins the Paris Agreement by signing and ratifying the treaty, including submitting its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) which represent such country’s official climate plan, and would no longer be perceived as “intended”, hence nationally determined contributions – NDCs.

All 54 African countries have signed the Paris Agreement, while 45 have ratified it. Under the requirements of the Paris Agreement, nations are projected to report on their progress and submit an updated NDC every five years. The updated NDC is anticipated to reflect a higher level of climate ambition compared to the previous submission. As of 2020, all countries were requested to submit new NDCs or updated NDCs by 2020, and every five years thereafter.

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