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NDC Support Programme

As of: March 2021

The project helps countries to comply with their Paris Agreement commitments, to build institutional and technical resources and skills through technical and financial assistance for climate change mitigation, and to develop the global knowledge exchange and peer-to-peer learning for leadership and awareness raising. Policy and financing options for the implementation and mainstreaming of LEDS and mitigation activities are identified, and opportunities, costs, barriers, and risks involved in NDC solutions analysed. Countries are given specific advice on their Partnership Plans drawn up through the NDC Partnership and on the support needs identified therein, to generate impacts and learning, and the project responds directly to government requests. The project ensures that NDC implementation becomes the driving force for sustainable development, advances gender equality, the transition to carbon-free economies, and the achievement of the SDGs.
Predecessor project(s)
Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme

State of implementation/results

  • At present, with IKI funding the Programme directly supports enhancement and/or implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in 37 countries, of which five have already submitted enhanced/updated NDCs (Chile, Ecuador, Rwanda, Viet Nam, and Marshall Islands). This work has included more ambitious targets underpinned by the development of financing strategies and implementation plans, drafting of climate legislation, strengthening of reporting and transparency systems, and sectoral analyses to identify and address barriers.
  • Country Project Profiles can be assessed at…

Climate Governance:

  • Climate Legislation drafted in: Chile (Climate Change Law); Morocco (Decree); Costa Rica (Presidential Decree).
  • Climate Budget Tagging in: Chile, Kenya
  • Climate Change and Green Growth Budget Reporting in Viet Nam .

NDC Planning:

  • NDC Roadmaps produced in: Ghana, Vanuatu (…), Colombia.
  • Long-Term Strategy (LTS) developed in: Lebanon, Colombia.

Climate Transparency:

  • Sectoral Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems developed in: Costa Rica (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU)), Ecuador (energy).
  • Integrated MRV (NDC, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), finance) underway in: Vanuatu (…), Uganda, Lebanon (…).

NDC Implementation:

  • NDC Actions in: Lao PDR (renewable energy site assessment), Vanuatu (mini-grid feasibility study).

Climate Finance:

  • Sector Investment analyses in: Morocco, Chile, Thailand
  • Cost of Climate Inaction in: Chile, Kenya (Treasury Climate Change Fund).

Private Sector Involvement:

  • Carbon footprint platforms developed and strengthened in: Chile, Colombia, Lebanon.
  • Trainings delivered in: Ghana, Viet Nam, Lebanon and Morocco
  • Business Case for Private Sector Engagement (…) developed in Ugand.a
  • Private Sector Engagement and Coordination Framework (…) developed in Kenya.

Gender Mainstreaming:

NDC Regional Dialogues and Global Conference:

  • Hosted 22 Regional Technical Dialogues on NDCs with engagement of 2,200 participants from over 150 developing countries
  • Co-organised the NDC Global Conference 2019 (, bringing together 350 participants from over 80 countries

Project data

Argentina, Bhutan, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Príncipe, Thailand, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Zambia

Implementing organisation:
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Political partner(s):
  • Diverse climate change relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse klimarelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern

BMU grant:
44.000.000,00 €

01/2017  till  12/2023


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