Trade Policy at Work

Accounting Guidance for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

One year after signing the Paris Climate Agreement, 162 countries have so far submitted Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) outlining their planned domestic efforts towards limiting the average temperature increase to 2°C above pre-industrial levels. In East Africa, all five EAC countries’ NDCs tend to be adaptation-centric with some mitigation co-benefits, stemming from Africa’s enormous adaptation needs requiring US$7 to 15 billion per year by 2020. This study provides insights that can guide the region’s negotiators regarding possible mitigation actions, outlining synergies and key ‘asks’ when negotiating for a fair deal for EAC Members in climate talks.

This study is published as part of the project “Promoting Agriculture, Climate and Trade linkages in the EAC – Phase 2” (PACT EAC2). Led by CUTS International Geneva in collaboration with CUTS ARC Nairobi, the project aims to build the capacity of individuals, networks and institutions to identify and promote appropriate policies for climate-aware, trade-oriented, food security-enhancing agro-processing in the EAC region