Ten Country Reports on Ambitious Climate Policy

Studies commissioned by the German Federal Environment Agency

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  • News 09.01.2019

The sum of greenhouse gas emission reductions from Parties to the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) is not enough to limit the level of global temperature rise to below either the 1.5°C or 2°C target. All Parties are therefore compelled to strengthen their reduction targets. The German Environment Agency (UBA) has commissioned the Wuppertal Institute and the NewClimate Institute an analysis of the institutional set up and challenges in ten selected countries. Since 2016 English country reports have been prepared for the German Environment Agency in the framework of the two-year project "Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions: Framework Conditions and Transformative Challenges in Selected Focus Countries".

The following ten country reports have been prepared for countries Germany cooperates closely on climate change issues: Colombia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Marshall Islands, Morocco, Peru, and Viet Nam. The studies of the ten countries examine emissions and energy use, current climate mitigation actions (in particular, the Nationally Determined Contributions, NDCs) as well as existing emissions reduction potential and barriers to realizing the full potential. The country reports for Colombia, Indonesia, Kenya, Morocco and Viet Nam also take a closer look at the coal industry in those countries.

Further information on the studies can be found on the German Federal Environment Agency's website at the following link.