As part of its capacity building support to Parties, the UNFCCC-WGEO Regional Collaboration Centre for the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia based in Dubai (RCC Dubai), with support of UNFCCC secretariat, NDC Partnership, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is offering a virtual workshop for interested Parties in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to discuss the process and provisions regarding the update/new NDCs.

The workshop will be held over three days, from 26-28 October 2020, with two 2-hour online sessions on Days 1 and 3 and one day of offline individual work on Day 2. The two online sessions will begin at 09.00 CET | 12.00 (Gulf Standard Time).

The virtual workshop aims at enhancing technical capacities of national experts from interested Parties in the MENA, on the relevant provisions and processes on NDCs, with the following objectives:

  • Familiarize participants with the process and provisions under the Paris Agreement relevant for the preparation and submission of update/new NDCs in 2020;
  • Familiarize participants with the further guidance on NDCs from the Katowice Climate Package;
  • Discuss the NDC updating process in the region and identify related challenges and needs;
  • Exchange experiences and lessons learned from the region on the ongoing efforts for update/new NDCs.


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