Blue carbon - Nationally Determined Contributions inventory. Appendix to: Coastal blue carbon ecosystems. Opportunities for Nationally Determined Contributions

Blue carbon - Nationally Determined Contributions inventory. Appendix to: Coastal blue carbon ecosystems. Opportunities for Nationally Determined Contributions

This  appendix  provides  an  inventory  of  the  existing  Intended  Nationally  Determined  Contributions  (INDCs)  and  ratified National  Determined  Contributions  (NDCs)  submitted  to  the  United  Nations  Framework  Convention  on  Climate  Change  (UNFCCC) that include coastal blue carbon ecosystems, namely mangroves,   tidal   saltmarshes   and   seagrasses,   as   climate   mitigation or adaptation solutions. This document serves as the appendix to ‘Coastal blue carbon ecosystems. Opportunities for Nationally Determined Contributions’, which provides additional information    and    analysis,    available    from:    www.iucn.org/resources/publications. For the time being, if a country does not submit an NDC when the country ratifies the Paris Agreement, any  INDC  submitted  by  that  country  prior  to  ratification  will automatically count as its first NDC. In this appendix, the term NDC is used to refer to both NDCs and INDCs. This inventory and the corresponding report provide a tool for countries to include or enhance actions for blue carbon ecosystems in future NDCs.

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