Agriculture mitigation in the nationally determined contributions: 2020-2021

A review of countries’ 2020 and 2021 commitments to climate change mitigation and adaptation shows increasing ambition in agricultural sub-sectors, but it isn’t yet enough to reach Paris Agreement global targets. 

Download the Info Notes on NDCs (2021)

Download the 2021 NDC Database Here

Countries were asked to submit pledges, called Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), for climate action that they would take under international agreement agreed upon at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris in 2015 (COP 21). As of November 1, 2021, 122 NDCs had been submitted, representing the contributions of 148 countries (the European Union submitted a single updated NDC representing all 27 member countries). These NDCs form the foundation for implementing the Paris Agreement, with revisions every five years and the expectation of increasing ambition of mitigation contributions.

CCAFS reviewed the latest round of NDCs (2020-21) with an eye toward what they mean for agriculture and how sub-sectors are addressed: What countries included agricultural sub-sectors in their mitigation and adaptation plans? What countries quantified goals for agricultural sub-sectors? What practices did they prioritize for implementing those plans? How much financial support may be necessary for implementation?

Read the result synthesis here.