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The Paris Agreement includes a change in status of the intended national climate action plans which almost all countries submitted to the UN ahead of Paris. These intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs), which detail what each country intends to contribute towards reducing global emissions, are set to become nationally determined contributions (NDCs).

NDCs will be recorded in a public registry maintained by the secretariat. The secretariat is in the process of developing this interim registry, which will consist of a public web-based platform. Countries will be able to record their first contributions and manage related documentation. The platform will be deployed before the sessions of the subsidiary bodies to be convened in May 2016.

For those countries that may wish to communicate their first NDCs before the deployment of the interim registry, the secretariat has created a temporary webpage within the UNFCCC website. All NDCs communicated by Parties before the deployment of the registry will be published here.


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