Climate Vulnerable Forum
Commitment Reference(s):Virtual Summit Communique & Jummenej Declaration & Midnight Survival Deadline for the Climate
Latest Commitment:7 October 2020
Key Commitment Text:"Commit to update and raise the level of ambition of our own nationally determined contributions to the global response to climate change (NDCs) by 2020 at the latest, in the context of the provision of robust and predictable international finance and other means of implementation, seeking to trigger increased national contributions from all nations by 2020 to keep the 1.5°C warming limit within reach and to safeguard those most vulnerable, fundamental human rights, people everywhere, fragile ecosystems and the planet’s natural wealth, the global commons"; "The leaders from the world’s most climate vulnerable nations called on all countries to fulfil their commitments under the Paris Agreement, and submit improved Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by midnight on 31 December 2020, a survival deadline for the climate."
Countries Committing:Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Fiji, The Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Kiribati, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Senegal, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Viet Nam and Yemen
Climate Ambition Alliance
Commitment Reference(s): Chile-driven Climate Ambition Alliance
Latest Commitment:11 December 2019
Key Commitment Text: "Under the Paris Agreement, Parties have been requested to present new or updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by 2020. In this context, 103 countries are responding to the urgent need to reduce emissions in the next decade by having communicated an enhanced NDC or signaling their intention to work towards enhancing the ambition of their NDCs by 2020... Countries that will enhance ambition of their NDCs by 2020"
Countries Committing: Afghanistan, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Federated Stated of Micronesia, Fiji, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauretania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Niue, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of North Macedonia, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Least Developed Countries
Commitment Reference:Thimphu LDC Ministerial Communiqué on Climate Change 2019
Joint Statement – AOSIS and the LDC Group
Latest Commitment:25 September 2020
Key Commitment Text: Further call upon all Parties to use the political momentum created by the 1.5°C Report and the Talanoa Dialogue to ramp up ambition on action and support to put the world on a 1.5°C pathway and reflect this in the submission of new and enhanced NDCs by 2020 consistent with their responsibility for climate change and capacity to respond, in order to close the emissions gap and avoid further devastating climate change impacts
Countries Committing Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zambia
Alliance of Small Island States
Commitment Reference: Joint Statement – AOSIS and the LDC Group
Latest Commitment:25 September 2020
Key Commitment Text: "We expect countries to put their best foot forward with new and enhanced NDCs this year."
Countries Committing Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cabo Verde, Comoros, Cook Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
Pacific Islands Forum
Commitment Reference:2020 Pacific Islands Forum Foreign Ministers Meeting Outcomes
Latest Commitment:14 October 2020
Key Commitment Text: “Ministers discussed the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on international commitments to combat climate change and reaffirmed that this should not disrupt ambitious climate action.

Ministers: (i) called on the international community to meet or exceed their obligations and timelines as set out under the Paris Agreement and deliver more ambitious climate action, including by communicating or updating ambitious NDCs in accordance with the five-year cycle. COVID-19 response and recovery measures should advance the goals of the Paris Agreement and stimulate low-emissions technologies and climate resilient development;
(ii) welcomed the update from the Republic of the Marshall Islands on the Midnight Survival Deadline for the Climate initiative of the Climate Vulnerable Forum, and the related call for global participation in developing urgent new efforts to combat climate change before the end of this 5th anniversary year of the Paris Agreement’s adoption;”
Countries Committing: Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Commitment Reference:ASEAN Joint Statement on Climate Change UNFCCC COP25
Latest Commitment:2 November 2019
Key Commitment Text:"We call upon parties to the UNFCCC to:
Enhance their mitigation and adaptation actions, including implementing their respective Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, strengthening the sub-national, national and global response to climate change, and moving towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development;
Adopt an intergenerational approach to climate action that is collaborative across stakeholders, and sensitive to gender considerations and vulnerable groups.
Promote and enhance the science on interlinkages between climate change, land and ocean, and strengthen existing efforts addressing linkages of those issues."
Countries Committing:Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam
European Union
Commitment Reference:European Council President Announcement
European Council Conclusions
Latest Commitment:11 December 2020
Key Commitment Text: "Europe is the leader in the fight against climate change. We decided to cut our greenhouse gas emissions of at least 55% by 2030.";"The European Council will return to the issue at its December meeting with a view to agreeing a new emissions reduction target for 2030 and the submission of the EUʼs updated nationally determined contribution (NDC) to the UNFCCC before the end of the year."
Countries Committing: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden
Madrid Ambition Drive for Survival
Commitment Reference:CVF-led Madrid Ambition Drive for Survival at UNFCCC COP25
Latest Commitment:7-13 December 2019
Key Commitment Text: A social media campaign where countries each communicated the following message over Twitter and other online channels: "Get #MAD4survival COUNTRYNAME is on board the Madrid Ambition Drive for Survival. We’re committed to a new NDC by 2020. #TimeForAction at #COP25. Where do you stand? #climatecrisis"
Countries Committing: Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Burkina Faso, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Kiribati, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Senegal, South Sudan, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, The Gambia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Vanuatu