IGES NDC Database


The IGES NDC Database compiles the main features of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which were communicated by the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in order to present the targets and measures that will be taken in order to implement the Paris Agreement, according to countries’ national circumstances. This database summarizes in the master sheet the main climate pledges from each NDC concerning mitigation, or how countries intend to limit their greenhouse has (GHG) emissions to lessen their impact on climate change, and adaptation, or how countries are planning to adapt to the effects of climate change. Other elements are referenced as well, such as financial and technological needs expressed in NDCs, countries GHG emissions, use of various market mechanisms and signatures and ratification of the agreement.

This database is freely available for use.
Recommended citation: Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Database, version [number], accessed on [DD/MM/YYYY]. Source:
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New in version 6 (Feb 2019):
・Deleted "NDC in Maps" sheet
・Update in Guidance sheet
1) Updated numbers of Parties that have ratified the PA and first NDC submitted
2) Added numbers of Parties that have submitted 2nd NDC
3) Added Reference on IEA data, INDCs and Kyoto protocol
4) Deleted the link to "NDC in Maps"
・Update GHG emissions data (with 2015 IEA data)
・Added analysis on the quantified GHG mitigation targets for individual gases
1) Added figures on "Covered gases (million tonnes of CO₂, 2015)" in "NDC Mitigation Coverage"
2) Add Analytics - Table 1.1, 1.2, Figure 1.1, 1.2
3) Modify "GHG emissions" and "share of GHG" figures in Table 1, 3 and 4
・Add and Modify Marshall Islands' NDC information correnspoinding with their submission of the 2nd NDC
1) Modified information in NDC Master Sheet
2) Added column regarding 2nd NDC to "NDC Change Tracker" and reflected changes by Marshall Islands
3) Added "2nd NDC submitted" to Table 1 and Figure 1 in Analytics
・Updated information on the 1st NDCs
1) Added "Reference" on Brunei Darussalam, Columbia, Ecuatorial guinea, Eritoria, Guinea-Bissau, Kuwait, Nicaragua (Spanish), San Marino, Syria (Arabic), Uzbekistan in Master sheet.
2) Updated information on Canada, Eritrea, El Salvador and Lesotho in Master sheet and NDC change Tracker
3) Change numbers in NDC submitted in Guidance
4) Added "Ratification date" for Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Uzbekistan
・Change status of "Sectoral scope" in NDC Master Sheet
1) From N/A to Yes - "Transportation" for Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia in Master sheet
2) Subsequent change in Table 2 figure in Analytics sheet
・Other changes in Master sheet
1) Shift the "region" column and change order of countries to A to Z (from regions), adjusted analytics calculation formula on Table 2, 3 and 6
2) Modified "Netherland" to "Netherlands"
3) Modified "Reported to UNFCCC (2015)" to "Emissions used for
threshold of entry into force of the PA (2015)" (AN-AP of Master sheet, data and its source remains to be the same)
4) Added comment to "Reference"
5) Removed flags
6) Editorial change in Mitigation Target for Afganistan, Albania
7) Fixed the website links for References
・Other changes in NDC Change Tracker
1) Shift the "region" column and change order of countries to A to Z (from regions)
2) Deleted flags
・Other changes in Analytics
1) Modified Table 6 title (minor editorial change)
2) Modified Table 2, 6 figures
3) Modified "North Africa & Middle East" to "North Africa & the Middle East" in Tables except Table 6 (editorial)
4) Modified "Latin America & the Carribean" to "Latin America & the Caribbean" in Tables except Table 6 (editorial)
5) Modified data format in Figure 10 (from % to absolute figures)
6) Added Memo column to list names of Parties etc. in Table 1
7) Deleted "Share of GHG emissions (UNFCCC)", "Reported Emissions, in million tonnes of CO₂e (UNFCCC, 2015)" and "Reported Global Share of GHG Emissions (UNFCCC, 2015)" from Table 1
8) Change title and calculation for Table 2, 3, 4, and 6 - from "INDCs" to "NDCs"
9) Change colour and graph type for Figure 1