EU GCCA+ Support to the Implementation of Sri Lanka's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the Industry Sector

At a glance

2019-01-01 to 2024-01-01
Active programmes
Sri Lanka
Total budget
16,90 M€
GCCA priority area(s)

Under the AAP2017 of the Global Public Goods and Challenges (GPGC) Thematic Program, this Action will contribute to boosting adaptation, mitigation and resilience through support to the refining and implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). It is as well an essential contribution to the Planet and Prosperity priorities under the 2030 Agenda.

The Paris Agreement is built on contributions made by Parties through NDCs. Developing countries made it clear that both capacity-building and financial supports are needed for their preparation and implementation. Many of the Parties have integrated in their NDCs the work already done on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and other climate strategies.

The proposed action focuses on supporting the preparation for implementation of the mitigation component of NDCs, in particular re mitigation aspects, and connected aspects (governance, transparency). It will do so through a set of convergent and complementary sub-actions covering both the capacity-building required to ensure partner countries have the appropriate framework in place for NDC implementation as well as the support to the implementation itself of selected parts of partner countries' NDCs.

This Action Document covers two sub-actions: a contribution to the NAMA-Facility and support to capacity-building for NDCs through a UNDP multi-donor initiative.
The proposed EU-UNDP NDC Support Programme will assist 5-6 countries to put in place essential institutional frameworks and transparency systems for NDC implementation along with tailored technical assistance for defining and delivering NDC mitigation targets and longer-term low-emission development strategies. Line ministries will be supported to present technically sound priority NDC mitigation actions to the private sector and design sustainable financing mechanisms. The Programme's rich knowledge will be distilled and disseminated through partner networks to scale up ambition for the Paris Agreement.

GCCA's action programme
Geographical scope
Initial GCCA/GCCA+ contribution
0.00 €

Specific objective

The specific objectives of the action are:

  • Capacities of key stakeholders are strengthened in view of NDC implementation
  • Specific parts of NDCs (NAMAs) are implemented


Result 1: Integrated governance enhanced to deliver NDC outcomes
This outcome promotes a whole-of-government approach to work in a coordinated response to NDC implementation. The private sector will be targeted to help identify policy instruments to overcome barriers to investment. The Programme will also assist countries to set up robust monitoring and transparency systems for GHG emissions, market-based registries and tracking of sustainable development impacts of priority NDC actions.

Result 2: Evidence-based design and planning of mitigation actions delivered
Participating countries will define achievable and ambitious mitigation targets and a longterm vision for reducing GHG emissions within a sustainable development context.

Result 3: Capacities developed to design climate-friendly investment opportunities, address
investor risk, and blend and catalyse climate finance

Countries will be supported to identify and prioritize investment-ready opportunities and apply appropriate financial and policy levers to minimize investor risks. A key underpinning element of this Output will be the design of sustainable financing mechanisms that leverage limited public resource expenditures and increase access to funding for the private sector for prioritised mitigation actions, eventually allowing for decreased reliance on public funds.

Result 4: Enabling environment enhanced for private sector engagement
Under this output, business platforms will be established to create a proactive and participatory approach to identifying the areas in which the private sector can best contribute to NDC implementation and support the transparency and credibility of efforts. Regulatory and policy approaches that can best encourage financial stability and market-based solutions will be identified and adopted.

Result 5: Strengthened platform for evidence-based learning, advocacy and exchange of
knowledge and experiences

The goal of this outcome is to enhance the impact and sustainability of the activities carried out through this initiative.

Result 6: selected NAMAs strategies are implemented
The NAMA Facility aims at supporting the implementation of country-led NAMAs with high transformative potential. The Facility expects to generate examples of NAMA finance and implementation, whilst mobilising additional implementation finance, all of which are intended to contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions.