Under the Paris Agreement within the UNFCCC, which was signed in April 2016, countries also agree to provide information on their Nationally-Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the goals of the agreement: Holding the increase in global average temperature to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 °C. Macedonia submitted its intended NDCs in August 2015.
The Republic of Macedonia has signed (2015) and ratified (2017) the Paris Agreement. Under the Paris Agreement, the country became the twenty-third in the world to submit its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions for Climate Change (INDC) as per the Decision of the Government No. 42-17/91 of 28 July 2015.
The Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning (MOEPP) has been designated as the National Focal Point to the UNFCCC and as a Designated National Authority (DNA) for the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol. Other ministries that have responsibilities related to climate change aspects are the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Economy, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Transport and Communication, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance. The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs is responsible for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and it is also a National Designated Entity for the Green Climate Fund. The Office of the Prime Minister for Economic Affairs also supports the implementation of climate and energy-related projects in the country.