The NDC Platform: A Comprehensive Resource on National Climate Targets and Action

October 20, 2016


The historic Paris Agreement, reached at COP21 in December 2015, calls on the world to keep global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Progress towards this ambitious goal depends on the successful implementation of the national climate pledges submitted by 189 countries in the run-up to and since COP21 – the Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs.

The NDCs spell out the actions countries intend to take to address climate change – both in terms of adaptation and mitigation.  Originally submitted as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, or INDCs, these become binding Nationally Determined Contributions when a country ratifies the Paris Agreement.

To help identify the needs, priorities and resource gaps for countries as they turn these targets into action, the World Bank has developed a comprehensive resource on NDCs – the NDC Platform.

Based on a comprehensive mapping exercise, the NDC Platform provides a full picture of the detailed targets, implementation plans, and, where available, self-reported cost estimates from countries that have submitted NDCs.

The platform also includes quick facts about NDCs, interactive maps that allow for visualization of NDC commitments and the associated costs, and a detailed adaptation/ mitigation database.

The NDC Platform is easily searchable and will help development practitioners to better understand country priorities and needs, including in capacity building, technology cooperation, and finance. 

Users are able to:

  • Identify what countries intend to do in particular sectors and sub-sectors
  • Download summary country briefs
  • Visualize, map, and compare aggregated data.

All data collected in the database is self-reported by countries in their NDCs, including estimated cost of implementation, when available.

Access the Platform:

For more information please contact:

Ana Elisa Bucher;

Sebastian Wienges