The webinar series, which was launched in May 2020, offers an exchange of best practices and knowledge on Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the processes under the Paris Agreement for the Caribbean Region.

The series is carried out in partnership with the UNFCCC SecretariatUNFCCC Regional Collaboration Centre - St George’s, the NDC Partnership, the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), and the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS).


WEBINAR #1: NDC Submission and ICTU Guidance

The objective of the first webinar is to help participantes:

  • Help participants familiarize themselves with the process under the Paris Agreement for the preparation and submission of new/updated NDCs in 2020;
  • Provide hands-on training for the Katowice guidance on information to facilitate clarity, transparency and understanding (ICTU) for NDCs; and
  • Offer a real time discussion with experts on the NDC preparation process in the region and express any related challenges
  • Followedby a 1hour interactive discussionon on best practices and examples for ICTU application.

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WEBINAR #2: Integrating Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction in NDCs - 10- July 2020

Specifically, the virtual exchange aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Familiarize participants with the key outcomes of the Placencia Ambition Forum on integrating Adaptation, Resilience Disaster Risk Reduction topics;
  • Familiarize participants with the Adaptation, Resilience Disaster Risk Reduction priorities and options across the Caribbean in specific areas and how these elements can be integrated into NDCs (Water security, Agriculture and Forestry, Infrastructure, Land Degradation, Nature Bases solutions);
  • Familiarize participants with options and best practices in integrating Adaptation, resilience and DRR into NDCs;
  • Familiarize participants with the adaptation communications process
  • Discuss the NDC preparation process in the region and identify related challenges;
  • Discuss best practices/examples on integrating adaptation, resilience and DRR into
    NDCs
  • Continued to supportCaribbean SIDS with revision or update of NDCs

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WEBINAR #3: Linking Sustainable Development and NDCs - 30 July 2020

The pre-recorded videos by various expert agencies and the virtual exchange session aim to enhance the understanding onhow best to integrate Sustainable development goals within NDC and then explore how topics such as gender,youth and children, education,health can be incorporated to the NDC.

Specifically, the virtual exchange aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Familiarize participants with the links between Sustainable development goals and Climate change;
  • Introduce to the regional United Nations system to enable UN agencies to work together to support a coherent and aligned implementation of the Global Agendas (the2030 Agenda, the UNFCCC including the Paris Agreement, and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030);
  • Familiarize participants with best practices on linking national SDG activities and Sustainable development strategies within NDCs;
  • Integrating selected sustainability topics in NDCrevision/update;
    • Gender mainstreaming
    • Social Inclusiveness
    • Health
    • Youth, Children and Education
  • Discuss the NDC preparation process in the region and identify related challenges;
  • Discuss best practices/examples on integrating SDGs (Sustainable Development strategies), gender mainstreaming, youth children and education, and health topics within the NDCs;
  • Continue to support Caribbean SIDS with revision or update of NDCs

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WEBINAR #4: Accounting and Tracking progress of NDCs - 27 August 2020

The virtual seminar aims at enhancing technical capacities of experts from the Caribbean Region on provisions for the accounting and tracking of NDCs (i.e. 4/CMA.1 and 18/CMA.1) and provide perspective on domestic implications for national GHG accounting and reporting under the ETF.

Specifically, the virtual seminar aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Familiarize participants with Katowice guidance on accounting for NDCs;
  • Familiarize participants with provisions on tracking of progress/accounting for NDCs;
  • Provide an overview of available tools, approaches and methodologies of accounting and tracking progress of NDCs under the ETF and experience in designing systems in the region;
  • Discuss examples on establishing national systems to account for and track progress in implementing and achieving NDCs.

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WEBINAR #5: NDC Costing & Financing and tracking of Climate Finance - 22 October 2020

The upcoming Caribbean Virtual Exchange session will focus on Costing and Financing of NDCs and tracking of Climate Finance with the focus on the Caribbean. The event is organized by UNFCCC-RCC/CCMRVH together with AOSIS, NDC Partnership, IaDB in addition to UNDP and will be led by IaDB. 

The event targets government representatives together with international and regional organizations and their consultants/technical specialists providing support for NDC revision/implementation.   

WHEN: The session will be held on Thursday, 22nd October 2020 @ 10h00 – 11h30 E. Caribbean Time

Topics:

  • Costing of NDCs and how to report in NDC
  • Finance strategy/plan for NDCs and its implementation / Support for accessing climate finance
  • Tracking of climate finance flows and reporting 
  • Country examples

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