The Tool for Assessing Adaptation in the NDCs (TAAN) is an interactive knowledge platform that aims to provide an overview of and detailed information on the adaptation content of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Under the Paris Agreement parties agreed to periodically update their adaptation measures and communicate them, among other documents, through their NDCs.
The TAAN collects adaptation objectives, priorities and key sectors as well as countries’ adaptation measures as indicated in their NDCs. Hereby, the TAAN focuses on specific parts/chapters that have been dedicated to adaptation in the NDCs, which is also understood in this tool as the adaptation component. Dependent on the adaptation component numerous categories are either further analysed or not, if no specific part/chapter was assigned to the adaptation topic.
For example, if a submitted NDC has an adaptation component all sector-specific information on agriculture, biodiversity & ecosystems, water and health are analysed. Dependent on whether further sector-specific information (e.g. Biodiversity & Ecosystems) is given, even more detailed categories (e.g. Nature-based solutions/Ecosystem-based adaptation) are assessed. This methodology allows to collect relevant and comprehensive qualitative as well as quantitative adaptation data, but also has its limitations because of the overall dependency on the existency of an adaptation component as such.
Quotations used in the TAAN are chosen according to their ability to represent contents of the NDC in a short and accurate way. Therefore, TAAN does not aim to present a comprehensive overview of all information on adaptation in the NDCs and does not make a claim to completeness, freedom of error or the possibility of misinterpretation of the data presented in the tool.
The tool is updated on an ongoing basis. Please feel free to share any feedback and support regarding the further development and improvement of the TAAN!
The TAAN was developed by the Climate Policy Support Programme (CPSP) of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is managed by Sibylla Neer, Tanja Duprez, Naima Lipka, Laura Keiser and Jasmin Sina. The data analysis and information processing has been supported by MACS Energy & Water, AKRYL digital agency and EBP.
The TAAN provides comprehensive qualitative as well as quantitative data which allows you to explore the content of and the differences between all NDCs and their adaptation content. You can compare measures planned by different countries and access various key statistics. The tool provides a variety of valuable insights for all interested parties such as policymakers, technical experts, civil society and academia.
You can use the TAAN in multiple ways. The TAAN is divided in four main sections:
The tool is optimised to be used in the following browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge. We recommend avoiding the use of Internet Explorer or other browsers because a user-friendly visualisation cannot be guaranteed. Furthermore, we recommend using a laptop or computer for accessing this website rather than a smartphone or tablet.
First of all, we are very pleased that you find the data from TAAN useful. Please cite as follows:
The TAAN builds on the analysis of two categories of data:
The main part of the TAAN builds on NDC submissions, which are provided by governments to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and other publicly available data.
For further information or usage of the respective NDC submissions or NAPs please refer to:
Furthermore, several indices are provided by institutions such as the World Bank, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), non-governmental organisations such as Germanwatch and initiatives such as the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative.
If you use any of the information or data which is derived from any of these external sources, please cite:
World Map Disclaimer: The presentation of the world map and its content does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of CPSP concerning the legal status of any country, area or territory or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its borders. The depiction and use of boundaries, geographic names and related data on this website are not warranted to be error free nor do they necessarily imply official endorsement or acceptance by the CPSP.
The TAAN is updated on a regular basis. All information related to the UNFCCC submissions are updated as new NDCs are submitted to the UNFCCC NDC registry.
All data, which is integrated in TAAN from above external sources, is updated periodically or at least once per year if new data is available on the respective websites. The current version of the TAAN was last updated mid-January 2022.