Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) enable each country to create a unique set of commitments to undertake and measure the progress of its own climate response, including an obligation to review what has been achieved every five years. The NDCs’ review process provides an opportunity for people of faith to express the vocation to safeguard creation in a way that to effective change. Faith actors can participate in the relevant local and national processes together with civil society and other actors in the respective countries.
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has been engaged in climate related advocacy since
the 1970s. The aim of this guide is to explain the NDCs, and the faith-based perspective
that LWF member churches can contribute.