The INDC road leading to Paris
Intended Nationally Determined Contributions will be the building blocks of the expected new international climate change agreement
The Lima Call for Climate Action adopted by 193 countries at the end of the UN Climate Change Conference in the Peruvian capital in December 2014 called on members to submit their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). Basically, these INDCs (that replace the earlier and firmer concepts of “commitments" or “pledges") are post-2020 targets and goals that each country takes for itself to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) that cause global warming. The INDCs will be the building blocks of the new international climate change agreement expected to be finalized in Paris in December 2015.