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 guiding questions are derived from the Paris Agreement, the IPCC Special Report on Warming of 1.5C, and the WRI-UNDP Guidance on the NDC revision process, as well as UNDP’s experience supporting countries on NDC design, revision and implementation.

This checklist outlines three dimensions that UNDP considers essential for ambitious and robust NDCs.

  1. Country ownership and inclusiveness: the engagement of society and political stakeholders at all levels during the revision process, and the inclusion of engagement outcomes in the NDC.

  2. Robustness and ambition: the clarity, transparency, and understanding of mitigation and/or adaptation components, cross-cutting issues communicated, and the enhancement of key targets and measures in the enhanced NDC.

  3. Feasibility:keyenablingconditionsforimplementingNDCs,i.e.,financemobilization,technologytransfer and institutional capacity building.