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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