Event at COP 21: INDCs, impacts and bridging the gap

Our side event at COP21 on 4 Dec 2015 focuses on data and values, science, politics and mechanisms relating to the ambition and impact of INDCs and the new climate agreement. The event is a collaboration with PBL and TERI.

Date03 December 2015
Dr Michiel Schaeffer, Dr Carl-Friedrich Schleußner, Dr Marcia Rocha, Florent Baarsch from Climate Analytics with colleagues from PBL and TERI

INDCs, impacts and bridging the Gap
Data & Values, Science, Politics and Mechanisms: Ambition and impact of INDCs and the Global Deal

Friday 4 December 2015, 11:30-13:00
Hall 4, Observer Room 01, Le Bourget, Paris


This event offers a multidisciplinary look at the journey from data to policy, from INDCs to projected warming, and ways forward to solving the climate conundrum. The event provides insights and quantitative assessments of the ambition & comparability of INDCs, and their aggregated impact on holding warming below 1.5°C or 2°C. INDC & COP21 results will determine reduction pathways and consequences for energy systems, the costs of adaptation, impacts, loss & damage. The event is presented in collaboration with the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency PBL and The Energy and Resource Institute TERI.



The gap between the INDCs and 1.5 / 2 °C

  • INDCs, ambition and equity: assessing Intended Nationally Determined Contributions to the Paris climate agreement– what are the projected global and national emission levels for 2025–2030? – Dr. Michel den Elzen
  • INDCs, gaps and equity – Dr. Manish Shrivastava
  • Climate Action Tracker INDC assessments – Dr. Marcia Rocha

The consequences of the gap – impacts, macroeconomic damages and adaptation costs

Bridging the gap – solutions and co-benefits

  • Moving beyond the INDCs – INDC and INDC bridge scenarios towards 2°C – Heleen van Soest
  • Implementing and enhancing India’s INDC – Dr. Manish Shrivastava

The presentations from PBL and TERI are available on the UNFCCC COP21 Side Events page.