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Modeling and Data-analysis for Long-term Low-Emission Development Strategies | Webinar

Model-assisted quantitative analysis plays a significant role in developing long-term low-emission development strategies. This webinar provides an introduction to model-assisted analysis for non-specialists and shows practical ways to develop local capacity to undertake the analysis along with country examples. Read more here>

WHEN: October 31, 2019 | 9-10 AM ET

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The Heat is On - First Global NDC Outlook Report

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) have been working together since 2014 to support countries in developing Nationally Determined Contributions - or NDCs - beginning with the launch of a regional NDC dialogue series that just completed its 22nd event having engaged over 2,200 participants from over 150 developing countries. This report, leveraging those relationships and history, is the most detailed review yet of momentum since the Paris Agreement and is designed to both inspire and inform the UN Climate Action Summit in New York on 23 September.

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NDC Enhancement Guide

Published by WRI and UNDP, Enhancing NDCs: A Guide to Strengthening National Climate Plans is designed to help practitioners think through how to structure their country’s enhanced NDCs across three dimensions: strengthening targets to reduce emissions (mitigation), enhancing climate resilience (adaptation) and clearly communicating their actions to build trust and facilitate effective implementation.

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By keeping a minimum of 60 percent forest cover, Bhutan's forests cancel out a proportion of its emissions. This is done through carbon sequestration, where plants suck up carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Nearly all the NDCs include a target to reduce CO2 emissions by a certain amount over a given time.

Posted on November 20, 2019

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This climate-friendly technology is supplied by Power-Blox AG, an award-winning Swiss company providing automated and decentralised electricity solutions.

Posted on November 18, 2019

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The Presidential Secretary for Women (SEPREM) and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) signed an inter-institutional agreement to facilitate gender mainstreaming in climate action.

Posted on October 24, 2019

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An OpEd by Mohamed Yahya, UNDP Resident Representative, on Nigeria's climate action and NDC.

Posted on October 1, 2019

Latest resources

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This is a short guidance for government stakeholders on how to conduct a gender analysis for the NDC process.

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This report presents country progress and key findings on gender and NDCs, collected around the Global Gender Workshop on NDC Planning for Implementation which took place in Nairobi, Kenya in April…

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Trinidad and Tobago conducted a Gender Analysis of the policy and institutional framework for mainstreaming gender in the NDC.

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The objective of the media sensitization was to enhance the capabilities of journalists in reporting on climate change issues, initiatives and impacts through a fundamental understanding of the…

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Executive Summary outlining key findings and recommendations for Ghana's gender analysis in the energy and agriculture sector.

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The “Pathway for Increasing Nature-based Solutions in the Nationally Determined Contributions” provides a framework for governments to identify potential NBS with the aim of enhancing their climate…