Enhancement of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMed) Region
Collectively, if commitments, policies and action can deliver a 7.6% emissions reduction every year between 2020 and 2030, Parties to the UNFCCC can limit global warming to 1.5°C1. Today, even the most ambitious national climate action plans are far short of a 7.6% reduction. It might however stress the need for efficient adaptation programs, as specified by the Paris agreement (article 2) signed at COP-21 in December 2015. Annex I of Decision 4 / CMA.119 of “Katowice climate package” brings more information on these elements. Information within NDC must also be provided for adaptation measurements that have beneficial effects in mitigation. Furthermore, the latest risk assessment from MedECC (issued October 2019) stresses that the Mediterranean region will be even more strongly impacted by climate change than other regions of the globe.
Main author: J. Boutang, Executive Director CITEPA
Contributors: J. Vincent, Head of Department CITEPA / E. Feutren, Project engineer CITEPA
Verification: C. Jeannot, Head of Unit (May 11, 2020)
Final approval: J. Boutang, Executive Director (May 11, 2020)