UNDP, together with the Governments of Germany and Spain, and the European Commission, will be launching the NDC Support Programme, a new initiative to advance implementation of the Paris Agreement in the context of Agenda 2030.

Mr. Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, will be opening the high-level event and invite our partners to join into a dialogue on collaboration and commitment to making the Paris Agreement a reality.

As a contribution to the NDC Partnership, the NDC Support Programme will strengthen countries’ capacities in integrated governance, gender mainstreaming, climate actions, transparency systems, climate finance and private sector engagement.

The Programme will thereby build on the achievements of UNDP’s multi-donor Low Emission Capacity Building Programme, as well as the UNDP-Spanish Regional Program on Climate Change in Latin-America which have substantively contributed to climate change policy over the past years.

Opening Remarks by Mr. Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator
Ms. Isabel García Tejerina, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment; Spain
Mr. Jochen Flasbarth, State Secretary, Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany
Mr. Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, co-chair of the NDC Partnership; GermanyMs. Yvon Slingenberg, Director for International & Mainstreaming, DG CLIMA, European Commission

Followed by a Cocktail Reception and Video.


Video introducing the new NDC Support Programme and showcasing country-level results from the Low Emission Capacity Building Programme.