NDC Support Programme - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)
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NDC Support Programme

As of: October 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 its Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) 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 18 have already submitted enhanced/updated NDCs Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ethiopia (interim), Kenya, Lebanon, Marshall Islands (resubmission), Mongolia, Nepal, Panama, Peru, Rwanda, Thailand, Vanuatu, Viet Nam and Zambia (interim)). 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 www.ndcs.undp.org/…
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.
  • National climate committees strengthened in: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mongolia.
  • NDC mainstreaming in: Rwanda.
NDC Planning:
  • NDC Roadmaps produced in: Ghana, Vanuatu (www.pacific.undp.org/…), Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia.
  • Long-Term Strategy (LTS) developed in: Lebanon, Colombia, Costa Rica.
  • Sectoral plans/assessments in: Colombia, Indonesia, Vanuatu (www.ndcs.undp.org/…).
  • Territorial climate plan in: Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Green jobs studied in: Nigeria.
Climate Transparency:
  • Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems developed/enhanced in: Costa Rica (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU)), Ecuador (energy), Chile, Colombia, Ghana, Mongolia, Nigeria, Philippines, Peru, Viet Nam.
  • Integrated MRV (NDC, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), finance) in: Vanuatu (www.ndcs.undp.org/…), Uganda, Lebanon (www.ndcs.undp.org/…), Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Training conducted in: Chile, Kazakhstan, Uganda.
NDC Implementation:
  • NDC Actions in: Lao PDR (renewable energy site assessment and installation), Vanuatu (mini-grid feasibility study and installation), Bhutan and Uganda (micro grants) (undp-climate.exposure.co/…), Morocco (5 feasibility studies).
Climate Finance: Private Sector Involvement: Gender Mainstreaming:
  • Gender Mainstreaming into the climate governance process underway in ten countries: Bhutan, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, Kenya, Lebanon, Philippines, Uganda, Zambia and, based on country demand and to some extent, in up to seven additional countries.
  • Publications on Gender Responsive Indicators (www.ndcs.undp.org/…) and Gender Analysis and NDCs (www.ndcs.undp.org/…).
  • In-depth Gender Analyses completed in: Bhutan, Chile, Cote d’Ivoire (www.ndcs.undp.org/…), Ecuador, Ghana (www.ndcs.undp.org/…), Guatemala, Kenya (www.ndcs.undp.org/…), Lebanon, Trinidad and Tobago (www.ndcs.undp.org/…), Uganda.
  • Gender-responsive governance in: Bhutan (climate policy), Chile (law and tourism adaptation plan), Ghana (energy policy), Philippines (NDC roadmaps).
  • Training conducted in: Bhutan, Chile, Colombia, Kenya, Uganda.
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 (globalndcconference.org), bringing together 350 participants from over 80 countries.
  • With advisory support from Programme staff UNDP, in collaboration with the UNFCCC published an NDC Outlook Report in 2019: The Heat Is On (outlook.ndcs.undp.org).
  • In 2020, Programme staff contributed substantively to the UNDP flagship report: 20 Insights on NDCs in 2020 (www.ndcs.undp.org/…).

Further Links

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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