Second session of APPCCG COP26 Inquiry: What makes a 'good' Nationally Determined Contribution?

15:00 to 17:15

The second session of the APPCCG COP26 inquiry will look at what we should expect of the UK's Nationally Determined Contribution

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Timing: The session will formally conclude at 17:00, however the call will remain open until 17:15 for discussion and virtual networking amongst audience members. 

Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are a a crucial part of the Paris Agreement. Every five years countries must submit a new NDC that outlines their contribution towards keeping global warming 'well below' two degrees Celcius. These NDCs should reflect the countries 'highest possible ambition'. 

COP26 is the first time since COP21 in Paris that countries are being asked to submit a new NDC. Our departure from the European Union means the UK is also for the first time required to submit its own NDC.

Rules on the information to include in an NDC were decided upon at COP24 in Katowice. Although these rules have not formally taken effect, countries should consider them as 'best practice' in preparing their 2020 NDCs. An ambitious and detailed UK NDC is vital to our credibility as COP26 President.

This session will explore:

  • What a ‘good’ NDC looks like
  • What we should expect to see in the UK’s NDC and how this will map on to deliverable domestic policy
  • The importance of an ambitious UK NDC in driving increased ambition in other countries

This session will be led by Alan Brown MP alongside the inquiry co-chairs and will hear from expert witnesses including:

  • Dr Michal Nachmany, London School of Economics
  • Dr Katherine Kramer, Christian Aid (on behalf of The Climate Coalition and Bond DEG)
  • Dr Joeri Rogelj, Imperial College London
  • Mike Thompson, Committee on Climate Change

The sessions will be held remotely and will be open to APPCCG members to observe.

Please contact jacob.ainscough [at] (jacob[dot]ainscough[at]policyconnect[dot]org[dot]uk) to register your interest.