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Africa Climate Week | NDC Dialogues

The Africa Climate Week “Climate Action in Africa: A Race We Can Win” will take place March 18-22, 2019 in Accra, Ghana and will include the NDC Dialogues and the Ghana NDC Investment Forum. The NDC Dialogues focus on the outcome of COP24, including the Paris Work Programme, and support for governments and non-Party stakeholders to shift gears toward implementing ambitious climate action for a low-emission and climate-resilient future.

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Africa Climate Week | Ghana NDC Investment Forum  

This Forum, which takes place as part of the Africa Climate Week, aims to catalyse Ghanian private sector investment, and financial as well as substantive support from all relevant stakeholders to help Ghana implement its climate committments. The Investment Forum will showcase proven climate solutions to attract private investment, present investment-ready climate NDC projects and introduce entry points for private sector to engage in NDC actions.

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VIDEO: Peru's action on climate committment

Peru committed to a 30% reduction in its emissions below business as usual by 2030. Trough a series of multi-sectoral working sessions, Peru has identified a roadmap and related climate actions to meet its target. The country's updated NDC includes 96 measures for adaptation in 5 priority areas, and 62 other measures for mitigation in energy, transport, agriculture, land use and forestry, industrial processes and solid waste management.

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Resilience scholars and practitioners have long grappled with the issue of how to plan for uncertainty and achieve positive futures for sustainable development. Here are five key insights we can learn from the resilience approach:

Posted on February 14, 2019

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2019 has clearly emerged as a critical year – perhaps an inflection point – as climate change has become “the defining issue of our time”, as the UN Secretary General António Guterres has said. A series of Regional Climate Weeks will kick-start converstations for the Summit in Africa, Latin Amercia and Asia Pacific.

Posted on February 4, 2019

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What role can regions and municipalities play in meeting a country’s climate commitments? This question was put on the table in a recent meeting on subnational climate action in Côte d’Ivoire, which had been co-organized by the UNDP NDC Support Programme, the NDC Partnership and the Assembly of Regions and District of Cote d’Ivoire (ARDCI).

Posted on January 23, 2019

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Just days before being selected as the host for the next UN climate talks (COP25), Chile introduced policy makers to its successful carbon footprint platform (“HuellaChile”) and, together with Peru and Costa Rica, set the stage for a new regional alliance on voluntary emission reporting and offset.

Posted on January 14, 2019

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This Knowledge Product will provide practical advice for stakeholders involved in designing and implementing robust and integrated national MRV systems for NDCs in developing countries.

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