Chat live to climate expert Jennifer Morgan following INDC synthesis release

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28 October 2015

LONDON: As the UN releases countries' emission reduction plans ahead of the global COP21 climate talks in Paris later this month, join our live Twitter chat with Jennifer Morgan, Global Director of the Climate Program at World Resources Institute (WRI) about INDCs and more, on Wednesday November 4 at 9am New York time/2pm London time, using hashtag #AskWRI.

Since Switzerland submitted the world’s first national climate pledge – called an Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) – in February, the rest of the world’s countries slowly followed suit, together representing over 90% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

From China’s pledge to cut emissions 60-65% from 2005 levels by 2030 to the proposal from the US to double the pace of pollution reduction from 2020-25, submissions have ranged widely in ambition levels. But what does it all mean for scoring a global deal at COP21 in Paris?

This week the UNFCCC will release a synthesis report of the INDCs that were submitted before October 1. To help dissect the results and our likelihood of achieving global deal, The Climate Group is holding a live Twitter Q&A with expert Jennifer Morgan, Global Director of the Climate Program at WRI.

“Country climate action pledges, or INDCs, are vital building blocks for the global agreement. Now, more than 150 countries – covering more than 90% of the world's GHGs – have submitted contributions, helping to create the foundation for a robust and lasting climate deal. As we embark on the final stretch before COP 21 in Paris, I look forward to answering your questions on the INDCs countries have already put forward, and where we go from here,” comments Jennifer Morgan.

INDCs include a timeline for enacting the emission reduction targets, a past comparison level and a full scope for the target. To explore the submissions see WRI’s interactive map which uses climate pledge data to compare INDCs around the world.  

And join us live on @ClimateGroup on Wednesday November 4 at 9am New York time/2pm London time, and ask questions using hashtag #AskWRI.

To learn more about INDCs, read our Insight Briefing, which takes an in-depth look at their critical economic opportunity, examining what an INDC actually is and the impact they are likely to have on the road to Paris and beyond.

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