Relevant UK policies on nationally determined contributions, long-term strategies, national adaptation plans, strategies as reported in adaptation communications and national communications

Nationally determined contributions (NDC) The UK’s Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement is the formal submission of the UK’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the UNFCCC under the Paris Agreement. The NDC commits the UK to reducing economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions by at least 68% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. It also includes information on how this target was developed and is quantified.

The UK’s NDC is also available on the UNFCCC NDC registry.

National Adaptation Programme (NAP) The UK's Climate change - second national adaptation programme (2018 to 2023) sets out what government and others will be doing between 2018 and 2023 to be ready for the challenges of climate change. The devolved governments also have the following NAPs - Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland Climate change adaptation programme 2019 - 2024, Scotland - Climate ready Scotland - climate change adaptation programme 2019 - 2024, Wales - Prosperity for all - A Climate conscious Wales.

Long-term strategy The Clean Growth Strategy sets out proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy through the 2020s. It explains how the whole country can benefit from low carbon opportunities, while meeting national and international commitments to tackle climate change.

The UK's long-term strategy is also available on the UNFCC

Adaptation communications - The UK’s Adaptation Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2020 sets out what the UK is doing to prepare for the effects of climate change at home and to support those facing impacts overseas.

National communications The UK's 7th National Communication contains the following eight chapters - 1) National circumstances, 2) Greenhouse gas emissions inventory, 3) Policies and measures, 4) Projections, 5) Vulnerability assessment, Climate change impact and adaptation measures, 6) Financial assistance and support for technologies, 7) Research and systematic observations, and 8) Education, training and public awareness.

This indicator was added following indicator changes from the United Nations 2020 Comprehensive Review. The indicator it replaced has been archived.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

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