Beyond the targets: assessing the political credibility of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs)

This paper fleshes out the definition of credibility and identifies its key determinants which respect to action on climate change. It then outlines a framework to assess the credibility of a country’s INDC pledges based on these determinants. This framework is tested on the G20 countries in order to sketch out a first assessment of the determinants supporting credibility of their INDCs.