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NDC Action – facilitating implementation of climate-resilient and low-carbon development

As of: April 2021

Countries around the world strive to exploit the transformative potential of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The NDC Action project offers to address existing obstacles by helping its ten partner countries to translate their NDCs into strategies and measures ready for financing and implementation. The project fosters accelerated climate-friendly investment in two sectors that each partner country prioritises for receiving project support. The project strengthens NDC implementation buy-in, capacity and governance by engaging key stakeholders, providing training and facilitating multi-stakeholder consultations. It supports the development of climate-friendly policies and programmes, green investment plans and draft proposals for climate funds, and provides science-based, policy-relevant information through the Emission Gap Reports. Partner countries will increasingly get access to practical knowledge products and share lessons learned.

State of implementation/results

  • The “Pocket Guide to NDCs” was updated and published in June 2020. It can be downloaded under unepdtu.org/…).
  • The project team acts as de-facto entry point of the NDC Partnership to UNEP and coordinates the contribution of six UNEP initiatives/entities to the Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP), facilitating the delivery of 69 support activities for NDC fast-track implementation and revision in 20 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
  • Scoping missions have been carried out in seven out of ten partner countries, namely Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Jordan, Mongolia, Uganda, and Viet Nam. This engagement with ministries, local financial institutions, development partners, research centres, and other stakeholders aims to provide an accurate assessment to determine in which areas NDC Action can best contribute.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated international travel restrictions, the remaining three scoping missions to Argentina, Bangladesh and Morocco have been halted until further notice.

Project data

Argentina, Bangladesh, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ghana, Jordan, Mongolia, Morocco, Uganda, Viet Nam

Implementing organisation:
United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) - France

Political partner(s):
  • Environmental Protection Agency - Ghana
  • Ministry of Economy - Argentina
  • Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment (MEMEE) - Morocco
  • Ministry of Environment , Green Development and Tourism - Mongolia*
  • Ministry of Environment - Jordan
  • Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) - Costa Rica
  • Ministry of Environment and Forests - Bangladesh
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) - Colombia
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development - Argentina*
  • Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning - Ghana
  • Ministry of Food and Agriculture - Ghana
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) - Viet Nam
  • Ministry of Planning and Investment - Viet Nam
  • Ministry of Water and Environment - Uganda
  • Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina

Implementing partner(s):
  • UNEP DTU Partnership

BMU grant:
15.551.737,00 €

04/2019  till  03/2023

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