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Collective reporting on progress in emission reduction for the Paris Agreement is expected to further heighten transparency and momentum.

 

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Case Studies

This section features the most interesting projects and approaches emerging from countries under the NDC Support Programme. 

Good Practice Database

A database that provides a searchable repository of good practices and lessons learned from countries that have overcome obstacles and where climate action is being effectively designed and implemented. Users can filter by action areas, planning and implementation activities, sectors and themes, language, and by regions and countries.

The Good Practices have been developed by UNDP, the IKI NDC Support Cluster, the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement and LEDS GP.

Multimedia

On this page you will find a collection of webinars, interviews with policy makers and people from variuos development agencies, videos on country action and more.

News

Press releases and news articles on actions on the country level and the NDC Support Programme.  

Latest

Scientific consensus says we cannot have a healthy planet with a temperature increase higher than 1.5°C (2.7°F). We are already at 1.1°C (2.2°F).

Posted on November 26, 2021

Data is highlighting government efforts to address climate change, and helping identify the gaps, investment priorities, and policies which will allow Chile to address climate change impacts in the years ahead.

Posted on November 23, 2021

As we see circular economy climbing up the political agenda, we must acknowledge that circularity has been a way of life for millennia for Indigenous peoples worldwide. We must ensure they are in the driving seat to help turn NDCs into action.

Posted on November 12, 2021

Climate change threatens to undo decades of development progress in Small Island Developing States and least developed countries. Their governments and people, however, are standing up.

Posted on November 12, 2021

Long-term Low Emission Development Strategies’ (LTSs) help ensure climate pledges don’t lose political impetus or priority over time.

Posted on October 1, 2021

This study analyses the impacts of Nigeria’s climate policies on employment, GDP and emissions in keepingwith revised national determined contributions (NDCs).

Posted on September 24, 2021

The purpose of this study is to assess the social, employment and economic impacts of Zimbabwe’s climate policies.

Posted on August 24, 2021

A recent survey conducted by the Ministry of Climate Change, Viamo and UNDP, has shed new light on young people's perceptions of climate change in Pakistan.

Posted on August 16, 2021

Indigenous climate activist Archana Soreng talks about her journey, her perspective on the climate crisis, and why Indigenous voices need to be heard.

Posted on August 9, 2021

This quality assurance checklist aims to support governments, civil society and other stakeholders during the design, review and revision of Long-Term Low Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Development Strategies (LTSs).

Posted on August 6, 2021

Island communities in the Maldives are facing increasing water shortages because of climate change. But with the help of UNDP, there are reasons for hope.

Posted on July 8, 2021

Transparency is at the heart of the climate emergency. If countries do not take efforts to become transparent about their climate contributions we will not be able to move from planning to action, and we cannot win the fight against climate change.

Posted on July 8, 2021

Small islands sit on the front line against climate change. Despite their relatively low emissions, they stand to lose most. From Jamaica to Mauritius, take a look at how UNDP is supporting small islands taking the lead in the fight against climate change.

Posted on June 9, 2021

As Iraq grapples with the scars of war, economic shocks, and impacts of the pandemic, Climate Change looms on the horizon. But with support from the UNDP, the government of Iraq is setting bold climate goals and charting a new, more sustainable future.

Posted on May 12, 2021

Meet Paloma Costa. This Brazilian climate activist, lawyer, and member of the UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change is gently shaking the world with her passion for climate justice.

Posted on April 22, 2021

This metabolic analysis report is the result of a comprehensive analysis of resource flows and their impact on the quality of natural assets in The Gambia. The analysis served as the basis for a stakeholder process to identify circular greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation opportunities.

Posted on April 14, 2021

As countries develop revised national climate pledges, they’re doing so in the context of multiple historic crises: climate change, rising inequality, and the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. Fortunately, it’s possible to address all three at once, through a just transition to a green economy.

Posted on April 7, 2021

The Bhutan Gender Analysis explores the gender differentiated impacts of climate change by looking at gender inequalities between gender groups, in relation to their access to resources, participation, and benefits.

Posted on April 1, 2021

In Lao PDR, the remote villages of Kobong and Thapaiban are far from any national electricity supply and, thus, live mostly in the dark. This makes them ideal candidates for a new approach to electrification - the flex-grid.

Posted on March 22, 2021

Around the world some 2.2 billion people lack safely managed drinking water. UNDP is working with governments and communities worldwide to achieve equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.

Posted on March 22, 2021

Climate financing not only needs to be scaled up, but also to be targeted in a different manner. Only a fraction of climate finance goes to adaptation. And while nearly half of this targets a major adaptation priority—water—it still fails to reach the poorest.

Posted on March 4, 2021

Kenya undertook an in-depth Gender Analysis to ensure that gender responsive actions are identified, planned, budgeted for and implemented as part of mainstreaming gender into Kenya’s NDC.

Posted on February 26, 2021

Trinidad and Tobago undertook a Gender Analysis to analyze the local context to identify gender issues and opportunities that will support the mainstreaming of gender into climate action. Specifically, the Gender Analysis identified gaps in policy, planning frameworks, and governance mechanisms for incorporating gender equality considerations in climate change mitigation initiatives and also explored the enabling factors and opportunities for addressing these gaps. The Gender Analysis provides…

Posted on February 19, 2021

Lebanon is seeking to improve the gender responsiveness of its climate policies and climate action through the NDC revision and implementation process. To support this, a Gender Analysis was carried out to assess various aspects of the governance, policy and planning processes related to climate change and gender equality and specifically analyzed data collection, existing technical capacities, institutional mechanisms, and gender mainstreaming opportunities.

Posted on February 19, 2021

People around the world are more engaged on climate change than ever before. Prior to the coronavirus outbreak we saw huge marches, protests, and coalitions on every single continent. The message of these movements is clear: We must do something. But how do we translate ‘do something’ into tangible policy advice for world leaders?

Posted on February 19, 2021

In this report, the Republic of Vanuatu presents its enhanced NDCs for the period 2020-2030 and calls on all Parties to increase their ambitions in line with the best available and most recent science and obligations under the Agreement.

Posted on January 13, 2021

This analysis of circular economy opportunities for Vanuatu seeks to help reduce the waste flow of imported materials, while also examining how to improve the resource efficiency of all material use, including domestically-sourced materials.

Posted on January 13, 2021

Guatemala's strategy to incorporate gender considerations in its NDC.

Posted on January 6, 2021

Since May 2019, UNDP, with the collaboration of the Viet Nam Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), has introduced the Climate Business Index – a national disclosure and assessment system for the enterprise community in Vietnam. Because in climate change, we not only see challenges, we also see opportunities.

Posted on December 30, 2020

The Blue Congo Basin Fund aims at mobilizing the necessary resources, from African States, public and private funders, to finance the implementation of programs and projects which contribute to the sustainable development and the promotion of the Blue Economy in the Congo Basin region

Posted on December 30, 2020

Activities focus on greening Viet Nam’s agricultural production chains for dragon fruits and oranges/grapefruits. The activities contribute to the World Bank’s Deep Dive on agricultural production.

Posted on December 29, 2020

The Climate Business Index (CBI) is an innovative joint initiative of Viet Nam Ministry of Planning and Investment and UNDP Viet Nam, to support the NDCs.The Climate Business Index provides a platform for companies to benchmark, log their contribution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change impacts by bridging the gap between the government’s NDC stock-take process and the corporate sustainability reporting programme for businesses. Launched in June 2020, the CBI has played…

Posted on December 29, 2020

This report estimates the private sector investment potential for delivering NDC sectoral targets for the water sector in coastal areas in Tunisia through assessments of the NDC targets, the enabling environment, the current market and Tunisia’s investment potential.

Posted on December 28, 2020

The document outlines the design and development of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting System (MER) for Marine-Coastal Zones for the Climate Change Adaptation Component of the National Climate Change Information System (SNICC), with the establishment of baselines and Indicators in priority areas of biological importance.

Posted on December 21, 2020

This report estimates the private sector investment potential for delivering NDC sectoral targets for the agriculture sector in the Philippines through assessments of the sectoral mitigation targets, the enabling environment, current market and the Philippines’ investment potential.

Posted on December 18, 2020

The gender analysis and gender action plan provide strategic recommendations on governance, planning, and policy that will strengthen the country’s gender equality outcomes in the key NDC sectors of Agriculture, Energy, and Waste

Posted on December 18, 2020

The Climate Business Index, which is a joint initiative by UNDP and the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) encouraging companies to take climate actions, has recently co-organized the regional webinar on ”Building Low-Carbon, Climate Resilient Future through Green Bonds” under its climate finance training with Asian Development Bank and Climate Bonds Initiative.

Posted on December 16, 2020

Throughout 2020, a number of positive trends have emerged. Growing momentum towards net-zero emissions. Increasing emphasis on adaptation. More women and youth at the table. Here we highlight the top 20 insights on NDCs in 2020.

Posted on December 12, 2020

The challenges are immense, magnified further by the devastating impacts of COVID-19. More than ever, the international community must work together. There are encouraging signs, from the world’s largest economies to Small Islands Developing States and Least Developed Countries, that remind us of our potential if we accept responsibility and embrace solutions.

Posted on December 11, 2020

This report estimates the private sector investment potential for delivering NDC sectoral targets for the agriculture sector in Paraguay through assessments of the NDC targets, the enabling environment, the current market and Paraguay’s investment potential.

Posted on December 8, 2020

Nature-based solutions such as ecological infrastructure can help boost carbon sequestration and replenish water resources

Posted on December 8, 2020

Monitoring climate adaptation in Guatemala’s marine coastal zones – for the benefit of people and planet

Posted on December 4, 2020

This case study explains how Article 6.2 of the Paris Agreement will help Ghana to enhance NDC implementation and achieve national development plans. It takes a deep dive into the Ghana-Switzerland example to see the real impact the cooperative approaches can have on sustainable development and how UNDP can play a vital role in facilitating these cooperative approaches.

Posted on December 1, 2020

This report estimates the private sector investment potential for delivering NDC sectoral targets in Kenya’s energy sector.

Posted on December 1, 2020

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched Mission 1.5 In Action, an e-learning tool for citizens to learn what governments can do to address climate change.

Posted on December 1, 2020

Este documento describe la metodología del proceso participativo para la formulación de las Contribuciones Determinadas a nivel nacional (NDC, por sus siglas en inglés) de Ecuador. Se ha realizado con base en el proceso implementado para la formulación de la Primera NDC de Ecuador entre el 2018 y 2019.

Posted on November 25, 2020

The Government of Ghana and Switzerland signed a bilateral agreement today, which brings the cooperative approaches of the Paris Agreement to life. The bilateral agreement sets the framework conditions for the cooperation.

Posted on November 23, 2020

Le présent rapport vise à aider les responsables des gouvernements à définir différentes options pour l’amélioration de leur contribution déterminée au niveau national (CDN) conformément à l’Accord de Paris.

Posted on November 19, 2020

Master compilation of resources and tool-kits for the development of enhanced NDCs.

Posted on November 13, 2020

This report estimates the private sector investment potential for delivering NDC sectoral targets for the energy sector in Côte d’Ivoire through assessments of the country’s NDC targets, enabling environment, current market, and investment potential.

Posted on November 12, 2020

The costs of climate change loom large for Indonesia, the world’s fourth most populous nation. Rising to the challenge, the government is forging new and innovative financing instruments, including issuing the world’s first Green Sukuk.

Posted on November 12, 2020

This report estimates the private sector investment potential for delivering NDC sectoral targets for the energy sector in Uganda through assessments of the NDC targets, the enabling environment, current market and Uganda’s investment potential.

Posted on November 11, 2020

The Caribbean Cooperative Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Hub (the MRV Hub) is pioneering a regional approach to transparency reporting.

Posted on November 9, 2020

The COVID crisis opens a window of opportunity to shift our food system to a more resilient, sustainable and circular path. One where food loss and waste are designed out, food by-products are transformed and used at their highest value, and food production improves rather than demagess the environment.

Posted on November 6, 2020

In this blog, we would like to offer some ideas for what cities can do to strengthen food security and how creating circular food systems can help achieve this.

Posted on October 31, 2020

The Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry (MECTHI) together with the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, SMEs Development recently validated the country’s climate change Gender Action Plan (GAP).

Posted on October 28, 2020

Globally the health, social and economic challenges wrought by COVID-19 have been swift and devastating, unfolding in a matter of months. The pandemic struck against the backdrop of another, no less dramatic, global crisis: climate change. The twin crises have highlighted the urgency for a green, inclusive and transformative recovery – one that advances social justice and equality for all.

Posted on October 26, 2020

This report estimates the private sector investment potential for delivering NDC sectoral targets for the energy sector in Ghana through assessments of the NDC targets, the enabling environment, the current market and Ghana’s investment potential. Its findings will allow for mapping private sector actors in the energy sector, one of the country’s NDC priority sectors.

Posted on October 22, 2020

Concept for a Facility to incentivize private investments into countries’ NDC targets and development objectives through carbon payments. The concept is the result of research on global investments under the NDC Support Programme.

Posted on October 20, 2020

On 27 August 2020, the Caribbean NDC (National Determined Contributions) Support Virtual Exchange Platform held its 4th Session: Accounting and Tracking Progress for NDCs. The Katowice Climate Package provides clarification and guidance to Parties in accounting and tracking of their NDCs.

Posted on October 19, 2020

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change offers countries a unique opportunity to adopt transformative food system solutions to reduce food loss and waste.

Posted on October 16, 2020

WWF - UNEP Guide for enhancing NDCs for more sustainable food systems with the goal to reduce food loss and waste.

Posted on October 8, 2020

Pocas megaciudades están asentadas en un desierto. Lima es una de ellas. A diferencia del resto de Perú, aquí el agua es un recurso naturalmente escaso que depende de los glaciares que el cambio climático ya ha derretido en un 51% en este país, según la Autoridad Nacional del Agua.

Posted on October 6, 2020

Du 09 au 26 septembre 2020, se sont déroulés dans le District de Bamako et dans les régions de Ségou, Sikasso, Mopti, Koulikoro et Kayes, les ateliers de concertations régionales sur le processus de la révision de la CDN.

Posted on October 5, 2020

Water, as an underlying resource for key economic sectors, needs to be carefully considered when countries review their actions to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change. As countries are currently in the process of revising their national climate plans or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Climate Agreement, the integration of water and its interactions with other sectors can be better reflected.

Posted on October 2, 2020

Vanuatu launches solar mini-grid in two communities.

Posted on October 1, 2020

Enhanced Nationally Determined Contribution considering the ciruclar mitigation potential of Lao PDR.

Posted on October 1, 2020

Le processus permettra d’accroitre le niveau d’ambition des engagements nationaux de lutte contre les changements climatiques et d’assurer l’implication effective de tous les acteurs notamment le secteur privé -

Posted on September 30, 2020

Our Climate Promise was made in recognition of findings that found nearly half of the world was planning to take steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but 71 countries were still undecided on the level of their commitment.

Posted on September 28, 2020

On the remote island of Malekula, a new solar micro-grid is changing the lives of over 2,800 people -- boosting local development while contributing to Vanuatu’s sector-specific target of transitioning to close to 100 percent renewable energy in the electricity sector by 2030.

Posted on September 25, 2020

As governments race to take bold action toaddressCOVID-19, the world has an unprecedented opportunity to restructure economies that are equitable, resilient, and climate responsive.

Posted on September 18, 2020

The quality assurance checklist is designed to support governments, civil society, and other stakeholders to reflect on the revision processes and outcomes of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The checklist is available in English and French.

Posted on September 18, 2020

'The Ecosystem of Private Investment in Climate Action' report acts as a resource guide for any stakeholders interested in better understanding the broader ecosystem of private investment and the market facilitators that impact and enable climate-aligned investment, including how they interact with public actors.

Posted on September 11, 2020

This Note outlines the core elements, processes, workflows, and outputs of a Climate Change Finance Framework.

Posted on September 11, 2020

Biodiversity finance is the practice of raising and managing capital and using financial incen-tives to support sustainable biodiversity management. This workbook was developed by the Biodiversity finance initiative (Bi-ofin), a UNDP-managed global partnership that supports countries to enhance their financial management for biodiversity and ecosystems.

Posted on September 11, 2020

In continuation of the Regional Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Business Roundtables to sensitise and increase private sector participation, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) NDC Support Programme held the third and fourth in the series for the North-Central and North-East Regions in Keffi and Gombe respectively.

Posted on September 9, 2020

Ghana has launched the revision process of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to strengthen the implementation of national priorities on climate change adaptation and mitigation to achieve low carbon development in the country.

Posted on September 6, 2020

Le comité de pilotage conjoint des projets NAP-GCF, CBIT-FEM et NDC-SP a tenu à Abidjan sa toute première réunion ce mercredi 5 août 2020, en vue d’évaluer le travail réalisé par les responsables en charge de ces trois projets qui s’inscrivent dans le cadre de la lutte contre les changements climatiques en Côte d’Ivoire. A l’unanimité, le bilan est jugé satisfaisant et même très prometteur de part et d’autres.

Posted on September 2, 2020

UNEP - UNDP Guidance on circular economy and resource efficiency approaches.

Posted on September 1, 2020

Frequently asked questions on Article 6, market-based mechanism and cooperative approaches, including internationally transferred mitigation options (ITMOs).

Posted on August 31, 2020

In partnership with Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) and the Government of Uganda, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has facilitated training for Ugandan companies to use a digital tool to discover opportunities to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Uganda’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to address climate change. This initiative was made possible through an innovative partnership with global tech company, Impacti.

Posted on August 28, 2020

The Integrated MRV tool is a first of its kind initiative which enables tracking, reporting and verification of GHG emissions; impacts of mitigation (including NDC) actions; impacts of adaptation actions; climate finance flows and SDG impacts.

Posted on August 26, 2020

This document presents the Government of Rwanda’s update of its first Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) for mitigation and adaptation for the period to 2030.

Posted on August 19, 2020

Today, the Climate Promise is born in Colombia. The initiative seeks to accelerate the country's contributions towards solving one of the most important issues of our time: climate change.

Posted on August 19, 2020

The objective of this report is to explore innovative financing instruments and approaches for catalyzing private sector financing to fill the climate-smart investment gap in cities.

Posted on August 13, 2020

This brief lays out the business case for private sector engagement in climate action.

Posted on August 7, 2020

Hacer un llamado por la naturaleza y el agua, inspiró a Malpaís a lanzar un nuevo tema municipal en contra del cambio climático.

Posted on August 5, 2020

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its heart, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet.

Posted on August 2, 2020

A pesar de que es urgente reactivar las economías, los países alrededor del mundo deben coincidir en un enfoque de desarrollo sostenible y equitativo, que ponga soluciones al cambio climático y no deje a nadie atrás.

Posted on July 28, 2020

IRENA Guide on green recovery in the energy sector.

Posted on July 22, 2020

Zimbabwe recently launched a green jobs assessment to support improvements of the national climate plan or Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

Posted on July 21, 2020

This document is an initiative of the Global Support Programme for National Communications and Biennial Update Reports (in short, GSP), funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and jointly implemented by UNDP and UNEP. The report summarizes experiences and lessons learnt generated from December 2017, when the first regional kick off meeting was held, to February 2020 when the third (and final) regional dialogue was organized.

Posted on July 16, 2020

The webinar series was launched in May 2020 with a focus on the processes under the Paris Agreement for the preparation and submission of new NDCs.

Posted on July 15, 2020

El objetivo de este informe es ayudar a las autoridades gubernamentales a identificar opciones para la mejora de las contribuciones determinadas a nivel nacional (NDC), de conformidad con lo establecido en el Acuerdo de París.

Posted on July 15, 2020

This paper aims to help countries think through the process of enhancing their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to include strengthened actions in the agriculture sector.

Posted on July 15, 2020

En el marco del proceso de formulación de la Primera Contribución Determinada a Nivel Nacional (NDC) del Ecuador, se identificó la oportunidad de fomentar y apoyar la bioenergía, a través del aprovechamiento energético de los restos y residuos de la materia orgánica o industrial.

Posted on July 8, 2020

UNIDP Guide on industrial recovery and digital transformation.

Posted on July 8, 2020

a series of sectoral checklists, developed to help climate change professionals and decision makers identify water-related issues to consider and address further within climate plans and policies, especially NDCs.

Posted on June 24, 2020

The report assesses entry points for integrated action across existing global agendas and suggests concrete recommendations for how policymakers, development practitioners and donors can advance three inter-related goals: peace and security, climate action and gender equality.

Posted on June 17, 2020

Through the NDC Support Programme, in collaboration with the Climate Change Department in the Ministry of Water and Environment and Private Sector Foundation Uganda, these six climate challenge grants were selected from a pool of 325 proposals from registered groups.

Posted on June 16, 2020

Mission 1.5 uses digital gaming technology to mobilize all people for ambitious climate action. With more than 2.7 billion people using gaming, this is an important opportunity for reaching millions of people.

Posted on June 15, 2020

Vanuatu is working towards enhancing the current NDC, including by raising ambition, as part of the Paris Agreement’s NDC update process and, fast-tracking the implementation of NDCs, through in-country technical expertise and capacity building.

Posted on June 8, 2020

With the world at a halt, numerous economic shutdowns, and record unemployment rates due to the COVID-19 crisis, turning to nature seems like the most effective way to support life on earth and human development. Governments are working for people, for planet through UNDP's Climate Promise. This World Environment Day, it's time for nature.

Posted on June 5, 2020

This document is dedicated to supporting countries in implementing their NDCs. It is informed by technical assistance that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) have been providing to a number of developing countries on their national processes for implementing NDCs.

Posted on June 4, 2020

UNDP’s offer to the COVID-19 response is three pronged: We support countries to prepare for, respond to, and recover from the pandemic in a robust manner. In Uganda, UNDP’s support to the government of Uganda includes socio-economic assessments, the provision of digital solutions for business continuity in the public sector, as well as coordination and resource mobilization.

Posted on May 29, 2020

Inclusion of urban climate action and subnational government stakeholders in NDC formulation, priority setting, targets, governance and implementation has the potential to support government efforts to enhance ambition and delivery of NDCs.

Posted on May 27, 2020

The MoCC worked in partnership with Power-Blox AG (an award-winning Swiss company providing automated and decentralized electricity solutions) and successfully completed the first phase of a feasibility study and pilot project for powering Lelepa Island in Shefa province through swarm technology. Based on this successful first phase and testing of the Solar Flex-Grid technology, a scale-up is currently in progress to electrify all the households on Lelepa Island including providing for income…

Posted on April 23, 2020

The Green Bonds “boot camp” is part of the UNDP NDC Support Programme in Côte d'Ivoire which provides a common understanding of green bonds to key stakeholders to finance the ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% by 2030.

Posted on April 21, 2020

The NDC financing strategy is guided by the National Policy on Climate Finance 2016 which was established, inter alia, to improve the ability to mobilize and effectively manage and track adequate and predictable climate change finance.

Posted on April 21, 2020

With billions of people across the globe in lockdown to stem the flow of COVID-19, the world is in the midst of an acute public health crisis and the largest economic shock of a generation.

Posted on April 17, 2020

On Monday, 16th March 2020 the Government of Mali launched the review process of its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to address the harmful effects of climate change.

Posted on April 6, 2020

This report serves as an input for the preparatory work Ghana would undertake in 2020 to update its NDC which was submitted in 2015.

Posted on March 17, 2020

This report is the culmination of a joint effort to evaluate the current state of Ghana’s MRV system and propose practical ways to institutionalise it in the energy and transport sectors.

Posted on March 17, 2020

Reviewing the current NDCs – as well as recent technological advances – through the lens of the “Avoid-Shift-Improve” framework for sustainable transport, we identify meaningful, novel opportunities for countries to enhance their NDCs by better integrating transport solutions.

Posted on March 17, 2020

Countries pledged as part of the 2015 Paris Agreement to update their national climate plans (NDCs) every five years. This year is the first test of their intent to strengthen their commitments and reduce emissions enough to limit global temperature rise to 1.5-2 degrees C. This long-term vision cannot happen without setting ambitious climate plans now. [Originally published on wri.org]

Posted on March 12, 2020

Towards meeting the demands of the Paris agreement, the Federal Government has begun review of its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).

Posted on March 9, 2020

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), says it is committed to support at least 100 countries to ensure that their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) were more technically robust.

Posted on March 7, 2020

UNDP and WRI have developed guidance to help countries think through how to structure their enhanced NDCs across three dimensions: how to strengthen targets to reduce emissions (mitigation), how to enhance climate resilience (adaptation) and how to clearly communicate their actions to build trust and facilitate effective implementation.

Posted on February 21, 2020

When the gavel came down on the Paris Agreement in 2015, governments formally acknowledged that their national climate targets collectively would not meet the goal of limiting warming to 1.5˚C. So they undertook to do the first update of their 2030 targets which are part of a country’s NDC by 2020.

Posted on February 19, 2020

Mission 1.5, launches worldwide on February 13. It will give people a direct way to communicate to their governments the change they want to see.

Posted on February 13, 2020

This Toolkit on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Crisis and Recovery Settings provides guidance on how to enable the leadership of women and girls while making sure that their specific needs are met. It consists of seven thematic Guidance Notes covering UNDP’s main areas of work in crisis and recovery contexts.

Posted on February 12, 2020

Morocco decided to launch its energy transition as early as 2009. Today, more than 3,500 MW of renewable energies are installed.

Posted on February 11, 2020

The degradation of nature can lead to gender-based violence including sexual assault, domestic violence and forced prostitution, according to a new IUCN study published today. Competition over increasingly scarce and degraded resources can exacerbate these forms of violence, the review study finds.

Posted on February 10, 2020

This brochure provides a summary of the previously published WRI-UNDP Enhancing NDCs: A Guide to Strengthening National Climate Plans by 2020 guidance and six sector modules

Posted on February 5, 2020

This technical brief aims to inform policy makers in the review and update of Viet Nam's NDC on how gender-sensitive climate policies can foster miitigation strategies in the energy sector.

Posted on January 28, 2020

This technical brief was designed to inform policy makers in the review and update of Viet Nam's NDC on how gender-sensitive climate policies can foster adaptation.

Posted on January 27, 2020

This guidance identifies options to transform the power sector that should be prioritized in the 2020 NDCs.

Posted on January 23, 2020

Gender responsiveness is accomplished through gender analysis, that informs inclusiveness. This reports details how to design activities for sectoral actions in climate initiatives, that encourage equal participation, and fair distribution of benefits.

Posted on January 15, 2020

Conservation, restoration, and improved management of forests are cost-effective solutions for large-scale reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removal of carbon from the atmosphere and thus help to hold the global temperature increase to well below 2.0°C or 1.5°C above preindustrial levels

Posted on January 15, 2020

Country case studies on the impact of the EU INDC project regarding countries capacities to design, adopt and implement I/NDCs.

Posted on January 6, 2020

Limiting global warming to 2 or 1.5°C requires a virtually decarbonized power sector by 2050.The world is not on track to achieve this. In 2018, while renewable energy (RE) generated ¼ of global power, coal produced 38%, and remained the largest source of electricity generation, producing 30% of...

Posted on December 20, 2019

The guide is a practical resource for countries looking to transform gender-related goals into concrete action by improving the gender skills and knowledge of adaptation planners in the agriculture sector.

Posted on December 17, 2019

This is Cote d'Ivoire's National Strategy for Gender and Climate Change.

Posted on December 11, 2019

L’inclusion de la dimension genre dans la mise en œuvre des NDC en Côte d’Ivoire sonne comme un impératif et doit transparaitre dans un document devant servir de référence.

Posted on December 5, 2019

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Posted on December 5, 2019

The NDC Update Report tracks the progress on the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement.

Posted on December 4, 2019

The off-grid island of Lelepa in the Republic of Vanuatu, located in the South Pacific Ocean, has just started trialing a modular energy solution called ‘Power Blox’. Power cubes with a modular design and grid-connectivity, much like blocks of Lego, allow for expansion and growth of the grid over time and at the pace needed by the rural community, while delivering all the other benefits that come with renewable energy, largely through improving livelihoods without damaging the environment.

Posted on December 3, 2019

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

A climate-friendly technology supplied by Power-Blox AG, an award-winning Swiss company is providing automated and decentralised electricity solutions to communities in Lelepa Island in Vanuatu.

Posted on November 18, 2019

This report was produced through a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme and The Nature Conservancy, to highlight what is being done, and moreover, what more can be done to protect coastal zones through emerging insurance mechanisms.

Posted on November 13, 2019

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

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

Posted on October 15, 2019

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 2019.

Posted on October 14, 2019

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

Posted on October 10, 2019

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 underlying issues associated with the phenomena, including its wide-ranging implications for society and what is being done to address it globally and particularly in Trinidad and Tobago.

Posted on October 10, 2019

Significant opportunities exist for businesses that align their strategies to contribute to climate action and the SDGs. In Uganda, the private sector has already leveraged opportunities to make a positive impact on climate change. This is a policy brief on business opportunities in Uganda, based on the respective report.

Posted on October 2, 2019

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

Posted on October 1, 2019

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

Posted on September 28, 2019

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 mitigation and adaptation action in a cost-effective manner and with multiple co-benefits. Applicable for NDC Enhancement.

Posted on September 20, 2019

The Nature-based Solutions Toolkit captures more than 100 tools and resources on nature-based solutions that can support national decision makers as they enhance their NDCs.

Posted on September 20, 2019

This reports summarizes key findings from an online survey that was conducted on business and the SDGs.

Posted on September 20, 2019

The report reflects key findings of Uganda's initiative to develop the business case for private sector engagement in climate action.

Posted on September 20, 2019

This report 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.

Posted on September 19, 2019

This Training Handbook on climate finance enhances transparency of the climate finance support needed and received through international and national sources with the objective to improve management and tracking of climate finance from public and private sources.

Posted on September 18, 2019

This report aims to help government officials identify options for enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in line with the Paris Agreement. it offers guidance on establishing a process for NDC enhancement, enhancing mitigation and adaptation components of NDCs, and communicating NDCs transparently. Additionally, it reflects on aligning NDCs with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and on the role of finance in NDC enhancement.

Posted on September 17, 2019

Some of the most climate vulnerable countries in Asia-Pacific are on course to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to meet targets set out in the Paris Agreement, but the region needs rapid investment in clean renewable energy as a way to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels.

Posted on September 16, 2019

For climate action to get more traction and be effective, we need a critical mass of Governments and other stakeholders to sign on to the Climate Action Summit’s gender-specific initiative.

Posted on September 11, 2019

Around 4,000 people from all over the region and many other countries participated in the Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week (LACCW 2019) which took place in Climate City, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.

Posted on August 26, 2019

Interview with Martin Antony Bristol, Head of the Project Management Office, Ministry of the Presidency, on Guyana's fight against climate change.

Posted on August 20, 2019

Colombia approved an agreement on the action plan for the Intersectoral Climate Change Commission (CICC) for 2019-2020 and establishing the Guide for Formulating and Implementing Comprehensive Sectoral Climate Change Management Plans (PIGCCS).

Posted on August 14, 2019

Trevor Thompson, Acting Chief Land Use Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Lands of Grenada explains Granada's approach for social inclusion.

Posted on August 14, 2019

The overarching objective of the LECB Programme was to create awareness and build capacity in the public and private sectors in developing countries on how to pursue a low carbon pathway as basis for economic development.

Posted on August 1, 2019

Trinidad and Tobago is committed to installing a policy framework for a low carbon development plan through the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP), and developing a Carbon Reduction Strategy (CRS) for the power generation, transportation and industrial sectors, all three of which are included in its INDC.

Posted on July 30, 2019

In Nigeria, the Investment and Financial Flow (I&FF) methodology will be used to get a better understanding of the investment gap between the current development trends in the 5 sectors without the low carbon measures proposed in the NDC sectoral plan and with the low carbon measures.

Posted on July 22, 2019

Lebanon is assessing SDG linkages as part of the process of updating its climate action plan (NDC) for the Paris Agreement. After testing the SDG tool in the building sector, Lebanon shares first thoughts.

Posted on July 15, 2019

Finance in developing countries is fundamental for creating momentum, but countries continue to face challenges in attracting private sector investment at the scale needed to achieve an economic paradigm shift.

Posted on July 12, 2019

Genre et changement climatique en Côte d’Ivoire. The report assesses the integration of gender in climate change policies and programmes in Cote d'Ivoire.

Posted on July 9, 2019

Climate Budget Tagging (CBT) is one of a set of climate related finance tools designed to help countries mainstream climate change in public financial management in order to mitigate the economic, social and environmental impacts of climate change.

Posted on July 8, 2019

The “National MRV system Assessment report of Ghana” is to provide an assessment of how Ghana’s national MRV system operates, its gaps and efforts being made to addressed them. This report is an outcome of review of existing reports, policy documents and consultations with stakeholders.

Posted on July 3, 2019

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) amongst other development partners, is collaborating with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MEF) in supporting implementation of the Kenya’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). Under its NDC, Kenya stated an overall goal to achieve a low carbon, climate resilient development pathway through the implementation of sectoral National Climate Change Action Plans, which includes sustainable waste management systems.

Posted on July 3, 2019

The Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning (ONEP) together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), today launched a new project to support Thailand in making progress on its commitments under the Paris Agreement, the so-called Nationally Determined Contributions, or NDCs.

Posted on June 29, 2019

The framework seeks to strengthen private sector engagement in climate change actions and enhance ambitious national actions on climate change in Kenya.

Posted on June 29, 2019

Executive summary of the input paper for the G20 working group, laying out why climate action and long-term strategies are integral for both the G20 economic growth and the Paris Climate Agreement .

Posted on June 28, 2019

The 2019 UN Bonn Climate Change Conference (SB50) wrapped up today after having considered a large number of decisions for adoption at the UN Climate Change Conference in Santiago, Chile at the end of the year (COP25, 2-13 December).

Posted on June 27, 2019

A new approach is needed to drastically increase ambition which looks at a country’s economic system as a whole and its broad socio-economic development strategies to meet the future needs of their societies.

Posted on June 27, 2019

Amidst growing calls for stronger and faster climate action, the upcoming Latin America and Caribbean Climate Week 2019 (LACCW) is set to boost the region’s response to the current climate emergency.

Posted on June 24, 2019

Ecuador is at the forefront of delivering climate action, and in the frontlines of Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) design.

Posted on June 19, 2019

In order to enhance coordination and synergy to support effective implementation of Kenya’s MRV+ system as envisioned in the first and second National Climate Change Actions Plans, the Ministry of Environment and Forestry with support from NDC support programme organised a technical workshop at the Gelian Hotel, Machakos from 10th to 13th July 2018.

Posted on June 18, 2019

Key messages from the Global NDC Conference which took place in Berlin from June 12-14, 2019.

Posted on June 17, 2019

Ministers from the world’s largest and most powerful nations will convene later this week in Nagano, Japan for the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth.

Posted on June 13, 2019

For the past two years, at the invitation of the Argentine and Japanese G20 presidencies, UNDP and WRI have together advised the G20 Climate and Sustainability Working Group on the key role that long-term strategies and NDCs are playing to advance the G20 agenda and address climate change.

Posted on June 13, 2019

The Programme in Côte d’Ivoire sponsored the 2019 African Forum on Sustainable Cities (Forum Africain des Villes Durables -FORAVID) in Abidjan where it took the stage to present how the programme will support local climate action.

Posted on May 29, 2019

With rapidly growing economies and the ambition to become ‘a global powerhouse’ – as outlined in Africa’s Agenda 2063 – the need to grow sustainable economies while building resilience to the inevitable impacts of climate change has never been so pronounced.

Posted on May 17, 2019

Ghana is the first country that has completed a gender analysis for the implementation of the NDCs. This blog shares the findings and lessons learned from the gender analysis and also offers recommendations as for what the country should take into consideration in terms of integrating gender equality and women’s empowerment considerations for climate action.

Posted on April 23, 2019

While climate change threatens livelihoods and security across the board, the different roles and responsibilities of women and men means there are gendered differences in the impacts of and the responses to climate change adaptation and mitigation actions. This blog explains why a gender analysis is an important first step for countries to build inclusive national climate action.

Posted on April 20, 2019

he Ministry of Climate Change and Natural Disaster (MCCND) has launched Vanuatu’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Implementation Roadmap and Vanuatu’s Integrated, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Tool.

Posted on April 16, 2019

This blog explores the importance of integrated data tracking for meeting climate targets, providing the country example of Vanuatu.

Posted on April 9, 2019

The integrated MRV tool is a first of its kind initiative which enables tracking, reporting and verification of (1) GHG emissions (2) impact of mitigation (including NDC) actions (3) climate finance flows and (4) SDG impacts (Based on the UNDP Climate Action Impact Tool-CAIT).

Posted on April 2, 2019

Private sector investors from various industries pledged to support Ghana to implement the 31 climate actions contained in its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), developed in line with the Paris Agreement.

Posted on March 28, 2019

The 2019 Circularity Gap report warns the rate of raw material extraction at 92 billion tonnes per year is already exceeding planetary boundaries, and that due to population and economic growth this figure could swell to a staggering 184 billion tonnes per year by 2050.

Posted on March 25, 2019

While countries across the African continent are working fiercely to address climate change, access to climate finance at scale remains one of the biggest challenges. This blog identifies the key barriers at the same time explores options on how countries can overcome hurdles to climate finance.

Posted on March 18, 2019

This NDC Implementation Roadmap aims at providing a pathway for the implementation of specific climate change mitigation actions in Vanuatu which can assist in achieving the target defined in Vanuatu’s NDC

Posted on March 5, 2019

The blog outlines how Ghana will fund development projects through a carbon finance mechanism that is a central feature of a new clean energy programme.

Posted on February 25, 2019

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

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

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