CAIT Paris Contributions Data

The structured data from the CAIT Paris Contributions Map enables users to explore, compare, and assess the greenhouse gas mitigation plans in each country's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC).

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Under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), countries committed to create a new international climate agreement by the conclusion of the Paris climate summit in December 2015. In order to help facilitate that goal, countries agreed to release public outlines of actions they intend to take. These commitments are known as INDCs.

The data is structured according to a framework based on the Lima Decision, the Open Book List of Information for INDCs, the GHG Protocol Mitigation Goal Standard and GHG Protocol Policy and Action Standard.


WRI, CAIT Climate Data Explorer. 2016. CAIT Paris Contributions Map. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Available at: http://cait.wri.org/indcs/

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Project: CAIT Climate Data Explorer

Page Last Updated: February 28, 2018

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