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Nigeria: Measuring the Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Policies to Guide NDC Enhancement and a Just Transition

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

Sep 24, 2021

Zimbabwe: Measuring the Socioeconomic Impacts of Climate Policies to Guide NDC Enhancement and a Just Transition

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

Aug 24, 2021

NDC Support Programme Overview

The NDC Support Programme helps countries advance integrated climate and development solutions through the implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. This overview provides a summary of the programme, its evolution since 2017, …

Aug 11, 2021

Quality Assurance Checklist For Long-Term Low Greenhouse Gas Emission Development Strategies

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).

Aug 6, 2021

Gender Checklist

The Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) update process presents a unique opportunity to strengthen the integration of gender equality. This checklist provides a guide on key gender elements that can be incorporated into NDCs.

Jul 7, 2021

Circular GHG mitigation opportunities: The Gambia

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 …

Apr 14, 2021

Bhutan Gender Analysis

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.

Apr 1, 2021

Flex-Grid Installations in Kobong and Thapaiban, Lao PDR

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.

Mar 22, 2021

Kenya Gender Analysis

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.

Feb 26, 2021

Trinidad and Tobago Gender Analysis

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 …

Feb 19, 2021

Lebanon Gender Analysis

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 …

Feb 19, 2021

Enhancing and fast tracking Vanuatu's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

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.

Jan 13, 2021

Circular Economy Opportunities: Vanuatu

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 …

Jan 13, 2021

Estrategia Para Incorporar Consideraciones de Genero en Cambio Climatico en Apoyo a la CND

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

Jan 6, 2021

Viet Nam Climate Business Index Manual

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 …

Dec 30, 2020

Assessment of private sector investment potential for the water sector in coastal areas

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 …

Dec 28, 2020

Design of Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting System of Marine and Coastal Zones in Guatemala

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 …

Dec 21, 2020

Philippines Private Sector Investment Agriculture

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 …

Dec 18, 2020

Uganda Gender Analysis

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

Dec 18, 2020

20 Insights on NDCs in 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.

Dec 12, 2020

Paraguay private sector investment potential in agriculture sector

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 …

Dec 8, 2020

Advancing the Paris Agreement through Cooperative Approaches

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 …

Dec 1, 2020

Kenya Assessment of private sector investment potential in the energy sector

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

Dec 1, 2020

Ecuador - Metodologia para La Formulacion de NDC Mediante Procesos Participativos e Inclusivos

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 …

Nov 25, 2020

Améliorer les CDN: Un Guide pour le Renforcement des Plans Nationaux le Clima d'ici 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.

Nov 19, 2020

Master NDC Enhancement Resource Page

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

Nov 13, 2020

Cote d'Ivoire Assessment of private sector investment potential in the energy sector

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 …

Nov 12, 2020

Uganda Assessment of private sector investment potential in the energy sector

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 …

Nov 11, 2020

Ghana Assessment of private sector investment potential in the energy sector

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 …

Oct 22, 2020

Carbon Payments for Development (CP4D) Brochure

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.

Oct 20, 2020

Enhancing NDCS For Food Systems | Recommendations for Decision-Makers

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

Oct 8, 2020

Circular economy greenhouse gas mitigation opportunities in Lao PDR

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

Oct 1, 2020

Using NDCs to Inform Green Recovery

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.

Sep 18, 2020

Climate Promise Quality Assurance Checklist

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 …

Sep 18, 2020

The Ecosystem of Private Investment in Climate Action

'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 …

Sep 11, 2020

Mobilizing Insurance Investment in Sustainable Infrastructure

This report breaks down the technical, regulatory, and financing challenges insurers face in scaling investment into low-carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure and offers solutions and insights into how the UN system and development …

Sep 11, 2020

Guidance Note on Climate Change Financing Framework

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

Sep 11, 2020

BIOFIN Work Book: Mobilizing Resources for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development

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 …

Sep 11, 2020

A 1.5°C World Requires a Circular and Low Carbon Economy

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

Sep 1, 2020

FAQs on Article 6 and Internationally Transferred Mitigation Options (ITMOs)

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

Aug 31, 2020

Vanuatu MRV Tool Infographic

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 …

Aug 26, 2020

Rwanda Enhanced NDC

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.

Aug 19, 2020

Catalyzing Private Sector Investment in Climate Smart Cities

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.

Aug 13, 2020

Uganda Policy Brief - Private Sector Engagement

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

Aug 7, 2020

IRENA Post-Covid Recovery: An Agenda for Resilience, Development and Equality

IRENA Guide on green recovery in the energy sector.

Jul 22, 2020

Gender Mainstreaming into Climate Transparency and MRV: Results of GSP Pilot in Western Balkan Countries

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 …

Jul 16, 2020

Mejorar las NDC: Una Guia Para Fortalecer Los Planes Climáticos Nacionales en 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.

Jul 15, 2020

NDC Enhancement: Opportunities in Agriculture

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.

Jul 15, 2020

UNIDO COVID-19 Digital Transformation & Industrial Recovery

UNIDP Guide on industrial recovery and digital transformation.

Jul 8, 2020

Water Interactions to Consider for NDC Enhancement

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.

Jun 24, 2020

Gender, Climate and Security Guide

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 …

Jun 17, 2020

NDC Implementation Guide

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 …

Jun 4, 2020

How to put Gender-responsive Climate Solutions into Action - Lebanon’s Approach

The Government of Lebanon sought to assess how to integrate gender considerations into Lebanon’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and related policies.

May 28, 2020

Enhancing NDCs through Urban Climate Action

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.

May 27, 2020

Kenya: Financing Strategy for Nationally Determined Contribution

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.

Apr 21, 2020

Ghana: Process and Technical Report on Incorporating Climate Change into Environmental Assessment

The report looks at how to incorporate climate change issues into the full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes, as a practical way to ensure that development projects align with climate adaptation and mitigation measures.

Apr 20, 2020

Ghana: Review of National Emission Contributions in GH-NDC under the Paris Agreement

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

Mar 17, 2020

Ghana: Sectoral Monitoring Reporting and Verification System Report

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.

Mar 17, 2020

NDC Enhancement: Opportunities in Transport

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 …

Mar 17, 2020

Encuentro de Mujeres Frente al Cambio Climático

El objetivo principal de este encuentro fue crear un espacio con colectivos y organizaciones de mujeres para la comunicación de experiencias y, el establecimiento de alianzas y compromisos comunes orientados a afrontar y mitigar los …

Feb 24, 2020

Stepping Up 2020 NDCs

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) …

Feb 21, 2020

UNDP Gender and Recovery Toolkit

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 …

Feb 12, 2020

Enhancing NDCs by 2020: Resources for Strengthening National Climate Action

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

Feb 5, 2020

Empowering Women and Delivering Electricity Access to the Off-Grid Population in Viet Nam

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.

Jan 28, 2020

Opportunities to Empower Women with Enhanced Access to Climate Information Services for Transformative Adaptation Actions in Viet Nam's Agricultural Sectors

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.

Jan 27, 2020

NDC Enhancement: Opportunities in the Power Sector

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

Jan 23, 2020

Gender Responsive Indicators: Gender and NDC Planning for Implementation

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 …

Jan 15, 2020

NDC Enhancement: Opportunities in the Forest and Land-use Sector

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 …

Jan 15, 2020

EU INDC Project Actions and Impacts

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

Jan 6, 2020

NDC Enhancement: Opportunities in the Forest and Land-use Sector

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 …

Dec 24, 2019

Enhancing NDCs: Opportunities in the Power Sector

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 …

Dec 20, 2019

Gender in Adaptation Planning for the Agriculture Sectors: Guide for Trainers

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.

Dec 17, 2019

Cote d'Ivoire Strategie Nationale Genre et Changement Climatique

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

Dec 11, 2019

Enhancing NDCs by 2020: Resources for Strengthening National Climate Action

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Dec 5, 2019

Innovative Finance for Resilient Coasts and Communities

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 …

Nov 13, 2019

Gender Analysis and NDCs: Short Guidance for Government Stakeholders

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

Oct 15, 2019

Gender and NDCs: Country Progress and Key Findings

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.

Oct 14, 2019

Mainstreaming Gender in the NDC in Trinidad and Tobago

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

Oct 10, 2019

Media Sensitization on Climate Change in Trinidad and Tobago

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 …

Oct 10, 2019

Uganda Business Case for Climate Action - Policy Brief

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 …

Oct 2, 2019

Sep 29, 2019

Ghana Gender Analysis and Climate Change

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

Sep 28, 2019

Nature-based Solutions for NDCs Pathway Framework

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 …

Sep 20, 2019

Nature-based Solutions for NDCs Toolkit

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.

Sep 20, 2019

Uganda NDC SDG Business Needs Survey Findings

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

Sep 20, 2019

Uganda Business Case for Climate Action WS Report

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

Sep 20, 2019

Global NDC Outlook Report

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.

Sep 19, 2019

Kenya’s Training Handbook on Climate Finance: Budget Coding, Tracking and Reporting

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 …

Sep 18, 2019

Enhancing NDCs: A Guide to Strengthening National Climate Plans by 2020

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 …

Sep 17, 2019

LECB Programme Final Report

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.

Aug 1, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Saint Vincent and The Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by developing, among others, a National Energy Action Plan and a comprehensive Mitigation Assessment as included in their INDC.

Jul 31, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Nigeria

igeria’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are projected to grow 114% by 2030, but its NDC, aligned to the country’s development policy Vision 20:2030, targets a 20% unconditional and 45% conditional emission reduction below Business as Usual …

Jul 31, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Morocco

Morocco has actively pursued various initiatives and programmes to transition towards a low carbon and sustainable economy. To support this vision, the INDC Project provided assistance to strengthen national capacities to implement its NDC. …

Jul 31, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Lebanon

The INDC Project provided an opportunity for Lebanon to package its already existing mitigation and adaptation assessments and sectoral strategies, strengthen capacities, and bring about synergy and coordination across sectors to design and …

Jul 31, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Honduras

The Honduras INDC Project focused on strengthening capacities on climate change, and positioning the issue higher in the public agenda.

Jul 31, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Indonesia

The INDC Project provided focused technical assistance, facilitated multi-stakeholder engagement and aligned with the Indonesia LECB Project that focused on developing NAMAs to implement the NDC.

Jul 31, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Ghana

To address its climate vulnerability, Ghana has implemented various policy frameworks to enhance its climate resilience, and integrated climate change into its national development agenda, while strategically tapping into support from …

Jul 31, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Egypt

Egypt’s long-term national development framework, the Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS): Egypt’s Vision 2030, has three dimensions (economic, social and environmental) and its 10 pillars are aligned to the SDGs. Egypt’s INDC is aligned …

Jul 31, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Bolivia

Bolivia presented the INDC with its own vision of holistic development by prioritizing linking mitigation and adaptation actions in the areas of water, energy, forests and agriculture as part of its 2025 Patriotic Agenda and national …

Jul 31, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Bhutan

The INDC Project was implemented in close coordination with the Bhutan’s LECB project, to provide technical support and bring various stakeholders together to address the country’s NDC needs and to support climate action.

Jul 31, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Barbados

Barbados is reducing its own emissions by introducing concrete mitigation actions. The country’s Green Economy Scoping Study, National Sustainable Energy Framework (SEF) and Energy NAMA, form the backbone of Barbados’ INDC.

Jul 31, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Zambia

The LECB project sought to support the Government of Zambia in achieving its main development goals as defined in the Sixth National Development Plan (SDNP) (2011—2015), Vision 2030, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the draft NCCRS.

Jul 31, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Viet Nam

Viet Nam’s strong political commitment and ensuing policy action had set the stage for widespread climate change action; LECB project support sought to help realize benefits from these policy efforts.

Jul 31, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Uganda

The LECB project was designed to align with existing socio-economic development and climate change goals, including the National Climate Change Policy (NCCP), which was being drafted at the time of the project inception.

Jul 31, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Thailand

The LECB project strove to support and progress Thailand’s initiatives on climate mitigation.

Jul 31, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Tanzania

The LECB project in Tanzania therefore aimed to strengthen the foundations for climate change governance and introduce long-term mechanisms and institutional frameworks for managing climate change risks and opportunities.

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Trinidad and Tobago

The role of LECB was to serve mainly to complement and supplement the outputs and results from established initiatives. The LECB project focused on the main carbon emitting sources, the power generation, transportation and industry …

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Philippines

Philippines policy initiatives and endeavours for climate action were supported through the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) project’s activities.

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Peru

LECB had the pioneering objective of supporting the Ministry of Environment (MINAM) in the formulation of a National Low Emission Development Strategy, with enhanced sectoral involvement from other ministries.

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Morocco

Given Morocco’s relatively advanced climate change policy and compliance under the UNFCCC, the LECB) project focused on rationalizing the country’s NAMAs and bringing them into line with international approaches, which had developed …

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Moldova

Moldova sought to streamline its institutional frameworks and build local expertise in the areas of conducting national inventory activities, NAMA development, and (MRV) systems, which LECB in Moldova therefore focused on.

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Mexico

LECB Mexico helped design instruments to support the country in achieving its mitigation targets in addition to providing technical expertise and assistance to the private sector for reporting and verifying their GHG emissions.

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Malaysia

The LECB project activities focused on building on the Malaysia’s existing initiatives for climate action and supporting its efforts to transition to a low emission development pathway.

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Kenya

LECB Kenya focused on building capacity for the development of a national GHG inventory to enhance the process of national reporting, and on the preparation of NAMAs with associated NAMA monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) systems, …

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Indonesia

The government sought to integrate green economy principles into development planning processes and climate mitigation policies. In this sense, the LECB project activities supported Indonesia in its efforts to accelerate the achievement of …

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Ghana

Even before the LECB project began in 2013, government had focused on how to mainstream climate change into development planning at both local and national levels, and recognised the LECB project as a significant opportunity to support …

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Egypt

LECB project in Egypt sought to build technical capacity to identify and quantify opportunities for reducing GHG emissions across the sectors.

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Ecuador

Under LECB support, the Capacity Building for Climate Change Mitigation in Ecuador was created to address technical and institutional capacities needed to implement the National Climate Change Strategy.

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Democratic Republic of Congo

The specific objectives of LECB in DRC were to define and validate NAMAs in the agriculture and energy sectors; to drive the integration of climate issues into the relevant sectoral strategies; and to support the development of a LEDS for …

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Costa Rica

LECB project supported the development of emission factors at the country level, the formulation of the livestock NAMA, MRV systems and transport and energy sectors.

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Colombia

LECB aimed to respond to the needs of the Colombian Low Carbon Development Strategy and contribute to its implementation by supporting the design and implementation of low carbon development plans, policies and measures, the MRV system and …

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: China

The Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) project supported China in its efforts to develop a low carbon product ecosystem and to demonstrate application of related certification across seven categories of products, through activities in …

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Chile

The Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) project began design and scoping in Chile in 2011 and moved to full implementation in 2012.

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Bhutan

Bhutan sought to extend and elaborate its options and processes to address and promote low emission development effectively, through assessments, sectoral policies, and strategy documents in the areas of transport, human settlements, solid …

Jul 30, 2019

LECB Programme Impact and Results: Argentina

Since 2016 the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) project has been instrumental to supporting and sustaining the Cabinet’s working structure, including sector-based and cross-cutting roundtables and strengthening capacities at the …

Jul 30, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Trinidad and Tobago

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 …

Jul 30, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Uganda

Uganda's NDC prioritizes both adaptation and mitigation and is strongly aligned to the country’s development agenda. Uganda’s NDC targets greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction by 22% from Business as Usual (BAU), but this is conditional …

Jul 30, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Vanuatu

The government of Vanuatu, in close collaboration with the INDC Project, facilitated Vanuatu’s national capacities to prepare and communicate its INDC to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and implement it.

Jul 30, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Tanzania

Tanzania is highly vulnerable to climate change as its economy is dependent on climate sensitive natural resources, rain-fed agriculture and biomass energy. The country’s INDC targets GHG emission reduction of 10-20% by 2030 relative to the …

Jul 30, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Suriname

Suriname has made progress towards climate-resilient and compatible development through a number of green policies and initiatives – in particular, actions to protect and use its forests sustainably, included in its INDC.

Jul 30, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Solomon Islands

To support Solomon Islands' ambition, the INDC Project provided technical support, facilitated multi-stakeholder engagement, and strengthened capacities for NDC implementation.

Jul 30, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has adopted its National Climate Change Policy (NCCP) and National Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan (NCCS&AP) around which the country’s NDC revolves.

Jul 30, 2019

INDC Project Actions and Impacts: Samoa

To underscore its commitment to climate action, Samoa set forth in its NDC an ambitious target of generating 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2025. The INDC Project was implemented to provide technical and capacity …

Jul 30, 2019

Genre et changement climatique en Cote d'Ivoire

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.

Jul 9, 2019

Climate Budget Tagging: A guidance note for governments to track climate change finance in their budgets

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 …

Jul 8, 2019

Ghana: National Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) System Assessment Report

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 …

Jul 3, 2019

Kenya: Unlocking the Private Sector Potential in Implementing Kenya's NDC in the Waste Sector

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). …

Jul 3, 2019

Uganda: The Business Case for Private Sector Engagement in Climate Action

Jul 3, 2019

Kenya Private Sector Framework

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

Jun 29, 2019

Scaling Up Ambition - G20 LTS and NDCs Executive Summary

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 .

Jun 28, 2019

Technical workshop on enhancing coordination and synergy of MRV processes in Kenya

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 …

Jun 18, 2019

Scaling Up Ambition: Leveraging NDCs and Long-Term Strategies to Achieve the Paris Agreement Goals

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 …

Jun 13, 2019

Vanuatu Integrated MRV Tool

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 …

Apr 2, 2019

Vanuatu NDC Implementation Roadmap

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

Mar 5, 2019

SIDS NDC Implementation Roadmap Guide

This guidelines document describes a general approach for developing a NDC Implementation Roadmap.

Jan 16, 2019

Derisking investments for solar off-grids

The report helps policymakers identify cost-effective public instruments to promote private investment in solar photovoltaic (PV) battery mini-grids (solar mini-grids) in developing countries.

Jan 4, 2019

Women as Environmental Stewards: The Experience of the SGP

In this publication, the GEF Small Grants Programme, implemented by UNDP, features women as environmental stewards in case studies about biodiversity conservation, climate change, land degradation, international waters and chemicals and …

Dec 14, 2018

Online Course on Gender and Environment

The course will help you better understand the linkages between gender and the environment. It will provide you with the knowledge and tools to mainstream gender, and to be an effective change-maker for sustainable development.

Dec 1, 2018

Recommendations for Accounting of NDC Mitigation Components

This paper discusses the development of the accounting guidance under the Paris Agreement.

Nov 22, 2018

Indonesia's Green Bond & Sukuk Initiative

Infographic report illustrating Indonesia's journey of issuing the world's very first sovereign green sukuk (Islamic Bond) of $1.25 billion.

Oct 16, 2018

MRV in Practice

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.

Oct 2, 2018

Plan El Salvador Sustentable

El Plan El Salvador Sustentable es el fruto del con- senso alcanzado en el Consejo Nacional de Susten- tabilidad Ambiental y Vulnerabilidad (CONASAV).

Sep 12, 2018

Pocket Guide to NDCs

Basic introduction to Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

Sep 5, 2018

Long-Term Low Greenhouse Gas Emission Development Strategies

Long-term low greenhouse gas development strategies (long-term strategies) offer an opportunity for the G20 to set the leadership direction that will help steer the world toward a viable climate future.

Aug 30, 2018

Mexico NDC-SDG Nexus

The study analyses the co-benefits that could derive from the implementation of Mexico’s NDC, and how these are in turn connected to the achievement of the SDGs. It posits that focusing on co-benefits facilitates the mainstreaming of …

Jul 25, 2018

Financing the 2030 Agenda Guide Book

The Guide offers an overview of Financing Solutions, covering some of the most widely-used financial instruments as well as innovative finance mechanisms.

Jul 19, 2018

Guía Metodológica: Análisis del Gasto Público e Institucionalidad para el Cambio Climático

Esta guía metodológica del Análisis del Gasto Público e Institucionalidad para el Clima, busca brindar a los actores información paso a paso sobre procesos, metodologías y herramientas para llevar a cabo el análisis del gasto público e …

Jul 18, 2018

Lebanon: Fuel-Efficient Transport NAMA

This project proposes a car fleet renewal system accompanied by a scrapping programme to introduce fuel-efficient cars in the market and dispose of old polluting cars in an environmentally sound way

Jul 9, 2018

ICAT Series of Guidance

The ICAT series of guidance is designed with countries’ needs in mind with a focus on guidance for the assessment of the GHG reduction, sustainable development and transformational change impacts of policies and actions. The guidance can …

Jun 4, 2018

Derisking Renewable Energy Investment

Derisking Renewable Energy Investment (DREI) introduces an innovative, quantitative framework to assist policymakers in developing countries to cost-effectively promote and scale-up private sector investment in renewable energy.

Jun 1, 2018

Lebanon DeRisking Renewable Energy Investments

The objective of this report was to analyse the most cost-effective public derisking measures to promote private sector investment in large-scale wind energy and solar PV in Lebanon. The report sets out the results from a quantitative, …

Feb 21, 2018

Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy

As the 2030 Agenda takes effect globally, the Government is taking steps to implement principles such as green growth that are embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Uganda was among the first countries to mainstream SDGs …

Nov 29, 2017

Uganda Green Growth Development Strategy Implementation Roadmap

As we continue to implement the Uganda Vision 2040 through medium term five-year National Development Plans to achieve the envisaged transformation, it is increasingly important to identify various efficient approaches to development for …

Nov 28, 2017

Circular Economy Strategies – Lao PDR

Lao PDR developed a vision of a circular future which combines economic development with safeguarding the country’s unique nature and culture. This requires a systems approach which looks beyond isolated challenges or attempts to optimise …

Sep 11, 2017

CCAP Mobilizing Private Sector for NDCs

As developing countries elaborate implementation plans for their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), they are considering the role that t he mobilization of private investment can play in achieving their climate and …

Aug 22, 2017

Lebanon Climate Act - Climate South E-Handbook

ClimaSouth's latest E-Handbook delineates Lebanon's Climate Act and its goals for economic growth and crosssector collaboration. The handbook was developed with contributions from UNDP and is part of a series produced to enhance strategic …

Aug 17, 2017

Sri Lanka - Power Sector & Renewables Report

This joint UNDP and Asia Development Bank (ADB) report ‘Initial Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Power Sector – Electricity Generation through 100 % Renewable Energy’ includes a step-wise approach for the assessment of the 100% renewable …

Aug 15, 2017

Sri Lanka - Power Sector & Renewables Report

This joint UNDP and Asia Development Bank (ADB) report ‘Initial Assessment of Sri Lanka’s Power Sector – Electricity Generation through 100 % Renewable Energy’ includes a step-wise approach for the assessment of the 100% renewable …

Aug 12, 2017

Chile's Plan of Action for Climate Change

Chile committed not only to a reduction in the intensity of its CO2 emissions by at least 30% by 2030, the promotion of non-conventional renewable energies by promoting an energy efficiency law and reforesting 100,000 hectares of mainly …

Aug 11, 2017

NDC Berlin Conference 2017 | Report

This report provides a brief overview of the discussions and insights generated during the three-day conference.

Jun 13, 2017

NDC Berlin Conference 2017 | Key Messages

This one-pager summarizes the key messages that emerged during the three-day conference.

Jun 13, 2017

CMR Innovate4Climate

The special issue was developed as a contribution to the Innovate4Climate Conference 2017 in Barcelona and features an interview with Karsten Sach, member of the GCF Board, discussing the interdependencies with the CDM, and the interplay …

Jun 13, 2017

Egypt: Strategic Mitigation Options

This case study illustrates the development of a “strategic menu for mitigation options” by the Government of Egypt which facilitates the matching of identified priority actions with funding opportunities.

Jun 12, 2017

A2A: NDC Update Report

This report, which was compiled by Ambition to Action, is the prologue to a series of update reports on NDC-related topics. The reports will be published twice a year, before international climate change meetings, to present analysis, …

May 8, 2017

Moldova: Waste to Energy

The Waste to Energy NAMA consists of two main activities to install and operate a landfill gas collection system, and its use for renewable electricity generation without reliance on fossil fuel. Annual emission reductions are estimated at …

Jan 11, 2017

BMUB: SD Benefits in Market Mechanism

This research project assesses possibilities for enhancing the role of SD-benefits in the context of activities supported by future market mechanisms under the UNFCCC.

Jan 1, 2017

GHG Inventory Systems – Toolkit

Numerous resources are available to assist developing countries that are putting in place a national greenhouse (gas) inventory system. This document, which accompanies GHG Inventory Information Brief on this topic, contains a range of …

Jan 1, 2017

GHG Inventory Systems - Brief

A national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory is a cornerstone of a country’s reporting obligations to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Jan 1, 2017

Lebanon: Collaboration for Mitigation Actions

To identify and prioritize promising concepts for developing into NAMA proposals, the Lebanese Ministry of Environment in cooperation with the UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme engaged a range of national stakeholders and …

Jan 1, 2017

Moldova: Energy Efficient Lighting

The objective of the NAMA is to convert all existing, non-LED lighting systems to LED-based systems in the street lighting, public buildings, and residential buildings sectors by 2030 to significantly reduce public and private expenditure …

Dec 16, 2016

UNDP's Energy Strategy 2017-2021

UNDP’s Sustainable Energy Strategy Note, 2017-2021: Delivering Sustainable Energy in a Changing Climate articulates – for the first time – UNDP’s vision, mission, approach, guiding principles, and focus in the area of sustainable energy.

Dec 7, 2016

Moldova: Combined Heat & Power Systems

The objective of the NAMA is to implement 40 small scale high efficiency cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP) plants with a total capacity of 20MW at sites where heat loads exist during the whole year. 

Dec 6, 2016

Uganda: Green School NAMA

Uganda is one of the world’s fastest growing countries in terms of population size. Around 20 million or 55% of the population is under the age of 18. Children attend day schools or boarding schools (depending on distance) who use primarily …

Nov 18, 2016

NAMA for NDCs Guide Book

In 2013, UNDP, the UNFCCC Secretariat and the UNEP DTU Partnership joined forces to produce a comprehensive Guide on formulating effective NAMAs.  

Nov 15, 2016

Gender-Responsive National Climate Policy & NDCs

The report also provides an overview of progress to date on the integration of women’s empowerment and gender equality into national climate policy and action—particularly as countries begin implementation of their Nationally Determined …

Nov 14, 2016

Gender Mainstreaming in Climate Mitigation

This report has been designed for policymakers to offer guidance on how to promote gender equality across all levels of policy and programming in climate change, and to provide the necessary tools to do so.

Nov 14, 2016

SDGs and Inclusive Business Maturity Toolkit

This toolkit was designed as a practical reference for business leaders as they seek to best position their companies for future success in the context of the SDGs.

Nov 8, 2016

Climate Commitment: Vision for A Zero-Carbon Future

It is clear that climate change is affecting everyone, everywhere, but not equally. Just as the risks and impacts of climate change induced hazards vary between countries, so do the capacities of countries to address them.

Nov 4, 2016

Climate Action for SDGs (2nd Report)

The report looks at the breadth and depth of UNDP’s work on climate change, including mitigation, adaptation and forestry, over the last two decades.

Nov 2, 2016

Unchartered Waters: Blending Value and Values for Social Impact Through The SDGs

This UNDP - Deloitte report addresses the issue of how inclusive business models move private sector engagement in the SDGs beyond philanthropic or CSR efforts but ingrain them in the core operations of a business.

Oct 6, 2016

Kenya: Solid Waste Management for Urban Areas

Waste management is a major challenge in Kenya, especially in Nairobi, the rapidly growing capital which produces around 2,400 tons of waste every day. Only 38 per cent is collected and less than 10 per cent recycled while the remaining 62 …

Jul 21, 2016

Ghana: Clean Energy NAMA

In Ghana, around 64% have access to electricity, but rising demand for electricity has led to power disruptions and the need for deliberate control its power supply system. More than 40% of the households use wood fuel as the dominant form …

Jun 21, 2016

INDC Country Support Analysis

Building on its previous country support in the run up to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, UNDP conducted a survey to assess capacity development support needs among developing countries as they prepare for implementation of the Paris …

May 18, 2016

Kenya: Clean Energy NAMA

With only 23% of the population with access to electricity, Kenya is committed to expanding access to energy for its growing population. Wood fuel has remained the most important source of energy, meeting over 70% of the country’s total …

May 13, 2016

Climate Change and Labor Impact

Rising heat in the workplace implies severe effects for Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and emerging economies with high concentrations of outdoor labour and industrial and service sector workers …

May 4, 2016

Sri Lanka - e-Bus Rapid System

The NAMA focuses on the introduction and adoption of electric buses instead of conventionally fueled buses in the planned Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system on Galle Road in the Colombo Metropolitan Area (CMA).

Mar 30, 2016

Moldova: Forestry NAMA

In the Republic of Moldova, only about 11% of the country’s territory are covered by forests, which makes it one of the European countries with the lowest forest cover. Remaining forests are under high pressure due to illegal logging for …

Mar 14, 2016

Gender-Responsive National Communications/BURs Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to strengthen the capacity of national government staff and assist them in integrating gender equality into the development of National Communications (NCs).

Dec 15, 2015

Latin American Climate Change Programme

Final report of Latin American Climate Change Programme.

Dec 15, 2015

Ecuador: Oil and Gas NAMA

As an oil producing country, Ecuador meets its domestic energy demand primarily with oil while generating significant income from oil exports. This NAMA concept note is builds on the “Optimization of Power Generation and Energy Efficiency …

Dec 1, 2015

Lao PDR: Rural Electrification NAMA

Access to modern energy services is a prerequisite for sustainable development. Even though more than 70% of households have access to electricity, approximately 30% of the population remain dependent on fossil fuels for energy sources.

Nov 18, 2015

Vanuatu: Rural Electrification NAMA

As with many Pacific Islands, Vanuatu faces a number of fuel challenges, the main one being its high dependency on imported fossil fuels. The constraints of the geography, with its population distributed over 65 islands and spread over more …

Sep 11, 2015

Global Good Practice Analysis II

In the second edition of the Global Good Practice Analysis (GPA2.0) a new selection of cases was examined by a consortium led by New Climate Institute and including the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), The Energy and …

Sep 2, 2015

Designing and Preparing INDCs, SDGs Tool

This report responds to country requests for urgent guidance on the preparation of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), a core component of the Paris climate change conference (COP21).  

Aug 19, 2015

Indonesia: Urban Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) NAMA

The main objective of the NAMA report is to further develop the Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system in Jakarta in order to reduce traffic congestion, increase energy efficiency in transport, improve urban air quality, and reduce GHG emissions …

Aug 1, 2015

Bhutan: Integrating Gender in NAMAs & LEDS

In 2012, Bhutan launched its Carbon Neutral Strategy (CNS) as a follow-up to the carbon neutral commitments pledged by the government during the Climate Summit in Copenhagen in 2009.

Mar 5, 2015

Private Climate Expenditure and Institutional Review (PCEIR)

This draft methodology provides guidance to developing countries interested in designing and/or enhancing integrated public and private expenditure reporting and planning systems for mitigation.

Jan 30, 2015

MRV Technical Paper

MRV is foundational to our global response to climate change. MRV enables countries to meet international reporting requirements such as National Communications, Biennial Update Reports, and National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories.

Jan 2, 2015

Barriers for NAMAs

To date, a number of global studies have looked at barriers that typically hinder transitions to low-carbon economies. While these have focused on technological and financial barriers, most developing countries also face significant …

Jan 1, 2015

Mobilizing Private Sector Engagement

The important role of the private sector in the transition to low-emission development is well recognised. The aim of this study is to analyse experiences that countries participating in the LECB Programme have had in engaging the private …

Jan 1, 2015

Ghana: Sustainable Charcoal NAMA

Charcoal is one of the main sources of domestic energy in Ghana. Around 80% of the rural population is dependent on wood fuel as their primary source of fuel, while charcoal is the primary source of fuel for more than 50% of the population …

Oct 21, 2014

Global Good Practice Analysis I

The Global Good Practice Analysis is a joint initiative by the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV (now Partnership on Transparency) and the UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building Programme.

May 8, 2014

Agriculture Investments for Climate Change - IFF

Colombia's IF&F assessment focused on the agricultural sector, to support efficient planning of mitigation and adaptation measures required to address climate change.

Oct 26, 2011

Climate Investments for Agriculture, Energy and Water - IFF

Having completed the I&FF assessment, enhanced Bangladesh capacity to discuss the costs of climate change in the international climate change negotiations.

Sep 20, 2011