Progress of NDC implementation in Asia-Pacific: methodological framework and preliminary findings

Asia and Pacific countries have made major commitments to implement the UN’s Paris Agreement of 2015, in particular through Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). ESCAP, UNEP and Greenwerk have just released preliminary findings of the assessment of progress of NDC implementation in Asia-Pacific which provides a methodology for understanding the ambition of the NDC commitments, as well as an initial assessment of what factors might be enabling certain countries to progress and holding others back from implementing the commitments they have already made, and recommendations for how to increase such ambition.