At a glance
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.