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Support Project for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPA)

As of: April 2021

In the context of the Paris Agreement, member states must submit, review, update and report on their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in a transparent manner. The project strengthens several global initiatives and networks (co-)founded or financially supported by BMU, namely: the IKI NDC Support Cluster, the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP), the Transparency Partnership (PATPA) and the NDC Partnership. They all assist partner countries to successfully implement their mitigation and adaptation policies in compliance with the Paris Agreement. Technical advice is also given to partner countries on NDC implementation and revision and implementation of the Enhanced Transparency Framework. The project also develops platforms for policy dialogue and mutual learning between countries. It develops resources and skills (capacity development) and disseminates climate policy knowledge and case studies for climate policy implementation.
Predecessor project(s)
Supporting International Mitigation and MRV Activities (IMMA)

State of implementation/results

    Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP):
    • Processes are currently underway to strategically align the network for the period 2021-2025.
    NDC Partnership (NDCP):
    • To support member countries in their efforts to achieve a sustainable economic recovery after the COVID-19 crisis, the NDCP presented the “Green Recovery” initiative in June 2020. Partner governments can seek short-term advice on "green" growth by so-called “Economic Advisors” from finance or planning ministries. The SPA project has significantly supported the placement of eight “Economic Advisors” in IKI partner countries (Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda). In addition, SPA has contributed to the "Thematic Expert Group" by allocating technical backstopping services (e.g. on biodiversity) from three IKI-funded projects. On request, the NDCP will provide its member countries with additional sectoral and thematic expertise on green recovery planning.
    IKI NDC Support Cluster (NDC Cluster):
    • Based on a new knowledge management model (www.ndc-cluster.net/…) of the NDC Cluster, strategy meetings are held twice a year and future topics are processed in so-called "deep dives" and prepared to inform the IKI.
    Selected events:
    • In 2017 and 2019, the Global NDC Conference took place in Berlin, supported by several support organisations and initiatives. Participants from 80 countries discussed about integrated governance, financing, transparency and other cross cutting issues. The results can be found on the conference website: www.globalndcconference.org.
    • The NDCP is regularly organising workshops (ndcpartnership.org/…), among others about Green Recovery.
    • The IKI NDC Cluster organises strategy meetings and discusses current issues in expert groups about NDC implementation in partner countries.
    • The Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PATPA) comes together annually for the Annual Partnership Retreat (APR) to exchange views on current topics of the climate negotiations in the field of transparency as well as on the transition from the Framework for Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) to the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF). In 2020, the meeting took place virtually for the first time (www.transparency-partnership.net/…).
    • In addition, the PATPA regularly organises regional group meetings (www.transparency-partnership.net/…).
    • Green Recovery in the energy sector (ledsgp.org/…).
    Selected publications: Climate Helpdesk/Consultation:
    • The Climate Helpdesk was launched in 2019. This service is a collaboration between LEDS GP, PATPA and NDC Cluster. It offers countries quick advice on LEDS, NDCs, and transparency. So far, the team has already worked on requests from Ethiopia, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, and South Africa.
    • As part of the joint climate help desk of LEDS GP and PATPA, fast and short-term advice is offered to partner countries. For example, PATPA supported Nepal in revising its greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory and Namibia in involving private sector actors in the collection of GHG stock data. The LEDS GP has provided technical support in Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia and Sri Lanka.

Project data

Country:
worldwide

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Diverse climate change relevant institutions in the respective partner countries/Diverse klimarelevante Institutionen in den entsprechenden Partnerländern
  • Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment (MEMEE) - Morocco
  • Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru

Implementing partner(s):
  • Adelphi Consult GmbH
  • Asociación Civil Sustentar para el Desarrollo Sostenible - Sustentar (Verband für Nachhaltige Entwicklung)
  • Energeia Climate
  • ICLEI South Asia Secretariat
  • International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
  • International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
  • Libelula - Peru
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) - U.S.A.
  • Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Foundation
  • SouthSouthNorth
  • TNO Netherlands Organisation for applied scientific research - Netherlands
  • Umweltbundesamt
  • World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) - USA

BMU grant:
23.550.000,00 €

Duration:
07/2016  till  06/2021


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