Alternative Approaches for Rating INDCs: A Comparative Analysis

17 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2016  

Marinella Davide

Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC)

Paola Vesco

Centro Euro Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

Date Written: March 10, 2016

Abstract

The “Intended nationally determined contributions” (INDCs) communicated by both developing and developed countries represent a crucial element of the Paris agreement. This paper aims at analysing the INDCs submitted by Parties, through the different tools and approaches proposed by the research community. In particular, our analysis looks at the different ways to assess the effectiveness of the proposed emission reduction pledges, both in terms of aggregate and national efforts. However, we also consider other factors that will be critical in determining the success of the Paris talks, such as the coherence and fairness of single contributions.

Keywords: Paris Agreement, INDCs, Mitigation, Ambition, Efficiency, Equity, Carbon Budget

JEL Classification: F50, F51, F53, K33

Suggested Citation

Davide, Marinella and Vesco, Paola, Alternative Approaches for Rating INDCs: A Comparative Analysis (March 10, 2016). FEEM Working Paper No. 018.2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2745816

Marinella Davide (Contact Author)

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Paola Vesco

Centro Euro Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici ( email )

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