This Regional Dialogue on Nationally Determined Contributions for Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia is co-organized by UNDP and the UNFCCC Secretariat. The event is hosted by the Government of Georgia and supported by the European Union and the Governments of Germany, Japan, and Norway, in collaboration with the NDC Partnership.
The Dialogue will convene government representatives from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia (including from ministries of environment, planning, finance, and energy), as well as representatives of international organizations and other institutions involved in NDC implementation.
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- Exchange national experiences and views related to NDC implementation planning, including linkages to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and other planning processes, as well as opportunities to advance gender equality.
- Identify opportunities for translating NDCs into concrete actions (in particular in the energy sector) to contribute to NDC goals.
- Discuss finance considerations, including private-sector engagement, in the context of NDC implementation.
- Discuss future steps on NDCs in the context of the Talanoa Dialogue, raising ambition, and long-term development strategies.
Dialogue Objectives; Setting the Scene for Discussions - Mr. Michael Comstock, UNDP
Recent Climate Negotiations and the NDC Process up to 2020 - Mr. Bernd Hackmann, UNFCCC Secretariat
Overview of NDCs from the Region - Ms. Natasha Olofinskaya, UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub
Transforming NDCs into Action - Ms. Lee Cando, NDC Partnership
Uzbekistan Case Study: Progress on NDC Implementation in the Region - Ms. Lyudmila Shardakova, Uzbekistan
Moldova Case Study: Progress on NDC Implementation in the Region - Mr. Ion Comendant, Republic of Moldova
Synergies between NDCs & SDGs; Integration into National Planning
Synergies between NDCs and SDGs - Mr. Michael Comstock, UNDP
SCAN Tool for Linking Climate Action and the SDGs - Ms. Sofia Gonzales, NewClimate Institute
Georgia Country Experience: Integrating NDCs and SDGs into National Development Planning - Ms. Tea Avazashvili, Georgia
Armenia Country Experience: Integrating NDCs and SDGs into National Development Planning - Ms. Asya Muradyan, Armenia
Azerbaijan Country Experience: NDCs and Sectoral Plan for Energy Sector – Mr. Nurangiz Farajullayeva, Ministry of Energy, Azerbaijan
Albania Country Experience: NDCs and National Adaptation Planning - Gjergji Simaku, Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, Albania
NDC Actions in the Energy Sector
Bosnia and Herzegovina NDC-Related Plans and Experiences in the Energy Sector - Mr. Ozren Laganin, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Armenia NDC-Related Plans and Experiences in the Energy Sector - Ms. Nazik Margaryan, Armenia
Kyrgyz Republic NDC-Related Plans and Experiences in the Energy Sector - Mr. Ular Niiazaliev, Kyrgyz Republic
Gender Integration in NDC Implementation
Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in NDC Implementation – Ms. Verania Chao, UNDP
Mitigation actions in Georgia: best practice sharing on gender-responsive climate policy implementation - Ms. Anna Samwel, Women Engage for a Common Future, Georgia
Women and Climate Change - Ms. Danijela Racic, Montenegro
Complementarity of Gender-Responsive Climate Change Policies and Actions to Achieve NDCs – Ms. Ljubica Teofilovska, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Complementarity of Gender-Responsive Climate Change Policies and Actions to Achieve NDCs - Mr. Nasimjon Rajabov, Tajikistan
Enhancing Ambition of Future NDCs
The Talanoa Facilitative Dialogue and Long-Term Low-Emission Development Strategies in Raising Ambition - Mr. Bernd Hackmann, UNFCCC Secretariat