Tomorrow, the United States is expected to submit its offer for how it will address climate change ahead of United Nations talks in Paris this December.
For the first time since the birth of U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992, all U.N. member nations are invited to send in their plan for how they will tackle global warming.
These plans, known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions or INDCs, represent a divergence from historically ‘top-down’ negotiations, where the outcome document is the product of a few major powers. Each submission will include targets for reducing emissions; measures the country will take to adapt to climate impacts; and why the country believes their plan is a fair contribution.