Enhanced Climate Action in Response to 1.5°C of Global Warming

November 2018, Sara Jane Ahmed, Arnold Ambundo, Elena Cedill, Sophie Gebreyes, Thomas Hirsch, Frances Namoumou, Bruno Nicostrate, Carlos Rauda, Md. Shamsuddoha, Isaiah Kipyegon Toroitich, Martin Vogel, & Hamzeh Bany Yasin.

This publication includes cases of ten developing countries and the European Union regarding their specific risks and the level of ambition already in their NDCs. It provides concrete policy recommendations for how each of these countries and regions could better mobilize inherent potentials to enhance their NDC to meet the challenges of staying at 1.5℃ of global warming and to reduce and manage the related risks that cannot be avoided even at 1.5℃. The paper highlights the interconnection between disaster risk reduction and climate-induced disaster reduction vis-à-vis climate action and sustainable development and presents their correlative nexus.