Articles | Volume 14, issue 9
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5695–5730, 2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 5695–5730, 2021
Model description paper
14 Sep 2021
Model description paper | 14 Sep 2021

NDCmitiQ v1.0.0: a tool to quantify and analyse greenhouse gas mitigation targets

Annika Günther et al.

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The mitigation components of the nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement are essential in our fight against climate change. Regular updates with increased ambition are requested to limit global warming to 1.5–2 °C. The new and easy-to-update open-source tool NDCmitiQ can be used to quantify the NDCs' mitigation targets and construct resulting emissions pathways. In use cases, we show target uncertainties from missing clarity, data, and methodological challenges.