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Growing Green - The Afdb and CIF for a Climate-Smart Africa - 2016
Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are a new type of instrument under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in the Paris Agreement. The historic Paris Agreement will go into force in November 2016. The NDC process is the vehicle under the Paris Agreement through which participating countries agree to contribute to the global goal of constraining greenhouse gas emissions to achieve liveable global temperatures as spelled out in the Agreement. In the run-up to Paris, countries submitted Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) identifying the likely amount of constraint they would place on greenhouse gas emissions by a target date. With the Paris Agreement adopted, it is understood that as each country ratifies the Agreement, it will submit its more final Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). In Africa, some countries have determined their projected contributions are conditional on receipt of climate finance support. AfDB and CIF stand ready to support African countries in that process.