Guide to Including Nature in Nationally Determined Contributions

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Parties to the Paris Agreement should use the guidance on NDCs provided by the UNFCCC Katowice Climate Change Package, or “Paris Rulebook,” to consider climate action across all NDC sectors. The Rulebook lays out requirements of information and accounting approaches for NDCs.

Parties should specifically consider opportunities to increase their climate ambition through natural climate solutions by updating or adding detailed targets, policies and/or measures, or improving the information used in their NDC.

Parties may integrate existing efforts related to natural climate solution from other national commitments. These commitments on conservation, biodiversity, sustainable development, restoration, and more may be used to strengthen the information provided in the NDC.

This guide provides option to build form and enhance the NDC throughout the revision cycles in a way that is consistent with guidance and categories for activities previously developed through the UNFCCC. 

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