These are countries for which our researchers are exploring roles in potential climate teams.  Inclusion on this page does not imply that this country is actively negotiating an agreement, or is even formally involved in negotiations.


Chile has updated and submitted its 2020 Nationally Determined Contribution which is more ambitious than its predecessor. The new goal is to go from 111 million tons / CO2eq emitted in 2016 to 95 million tons / CO2 in 2030.

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Colombia’s Nationally Determined Contribution is a 20% reduction in net emissions below business-as-usual levels by 2030.  Colombia has been developing climate policy for many years.  Some key aspects are summarized in this IETA report. Colombia’s emissions profile can be seen

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New Zealand

New Zealand’s Nationally Determined Contribution is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. This is the Cabinet paper which supported Ministers’ final decisions on New Zealand’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution. New Zealand’s Seventh National Communication under the United

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Republic of Korea

Republic of Korea plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 37% from business-as-usual levels (BAU, 850.6 MtCO2eq) by 2030 across all economic sectors. Economy-wide coverage includes energy, industrial processes and product use, agriculture, and waste sectors. In the assessment

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Switzerland’s NDC commits to 50% reduction of GHG emissions below 1990 levels by 2030 and to net zero emissions by 2050. Three-quarters of the target will be achieved with domestic reductions, and the reminding amount will come from non-domestic emission

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