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Assessing Sectoral Perspectives on Climate Transitions to Support the Global Stocktake and Subsequent NDCs (2021-2024)

The NDC ASPECTS project is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme from 2021 to 2024.

NDC ASPECTS seeks to provide cutting-edge analysis and robust scientific evidence in support of achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and efforts by countries to upgrade existing Nationally Determined Contributions up to 2030, to prepare new NDCs of highest possible ambition for the period beyond 2030. The project will approach this focusing on policy and governance perspectives and insights from quantitative modelling providing new, advanced national, sectoral and global mitigation pathways.

The University of Eastern Finland’s work package in the project is led by Professor of Climate Law and Policy, Harro van Asselt at the Law School. Other UEF researchers participating in the project are Senior Researcher, Yulia Yamineva and Doctoral Researcher, Catherine Hall. The work package led by the University of Eastern Finland focuses on identifying and formulating options to enhance sectoral governance at the international level, including the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. In addition, research will focus on the prospects of sectoral “climate clubs” as well as options for the international governance of fossil fuel production. 

NDC ASPECTS is led by the Wuppertal Institute (Germany). Other key partners include the Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales (IDDRI) (France), Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium) and the Basque Centre for Climate Change (Spain). The project also involves partners from the United States, China, India, Indonesia and Russia.

For further information, please contact:
Harro van Asselt, Professor of Climate Law and Policy, University of Eastern Finland, harro.vanasselt(at)

Click here for NDC ASPECTS project website

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