Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are national climate action plans that embody efforts by each country to reduce national emissions and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The aim of this short course is to provide you with an introduction to a) the NDC process b) the role of NDCs in tackling the climate crisis and c)how different crucial elements such as mitigation, adaptation, loss and damage, gender, climate finance and participation are addressed within the NDCs.