What are NDCs and why are they important?

UN Development Programme
4 min readNov 15, 2019
Bhutan has committed to remain carbon neutral, with forest protection being a core approach, to meet its NDCs. ©soja8192/Shutterstock.com

The Paris Agreement in 2016 was a landmark moment in the fight against climate change.

After years of negotiating, every one of the 196 countries plus the European Union, all Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), came together in Paris to agree upon a set of principles on how we can curb greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change impacts head…