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

As of: April 2020

Objective and activities

The project strengthens several global initiatives and networks, (co-)founded or financially supported by BMU, that support partner countries to successfully implement their climate policy according to the Paris Agreement, reduce greenhouse gases, increase their adaptive capacity, and communicate this in a transparent manner: IKI NDC Support Cluster, Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP), Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PATPA), and NDC Partnership (NDCP). It advises partner countries technically on the implementation and enhancement of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and implementation of the Enhanced Transparency Framework, creates platforms for political dialogue and mutual learning across countries, develops their capacities, and disseminates climate policy knowledge and cases studies for an efficient, effective, and tailor-made climate policy. In Morocco and Peru, activities regarding NDC implementation ended in 2018.
Predecessor project(s)
Supporting International Mitigation and MRV Activities (IMMA)

State of implementation/results

  • Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP): Since February 2019 the LEDS GP secretariat is located at SPA. Through SPA, the LEDS GP Secretariat coordinates the work of its regional and thematic groups.
  • NDC-Partnership (NDCP): In sixteen so-called NDCP "Partnership Plans", SPA has ensured that BMU-financed projects are involved in the NDCP processes and that their contributions are made visible.
  • Since July 2019 the adaptation work of SPA is mainstreamed into the supported initiatives. This is oriented on international discussions to perceive mitigation and adaptation on climate change as strongly connected for climate risk continuum management. Ausgewählte Veranstaltungen:

    • The Global NDC Conference 2019 in Berlin aimed to empower policy-makers and practitioners to accelerate transformative change through NDC implementation to achieve the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement. The conference was organized as a contribution to the NDC partnership by SPA in cooperation with other support organizations, initiatives (including PATPA, NDC Cluster) and other GIZ projects. From 12-14 June, 390 participants from 80 countries discussed technical issues of integrated governance, financing and transparency as well as various cross-cutting issues. Participants included representatives of national and sub-national governments from various ministries (environment, finance, sectors, etc.), think tanks, the private sector, financial institutions, NGOs (especially youth organisations) as well as multilateral and bilateral organisations. The results are available on the Global Conference website (

    • NDC Cluster: The four thematic working groups: Governance, sector approaches, financing and transparency were discussing in 2018 within a workshop series (…) on challenges and promising approaches in NDC implementation. The cluster uses the design thinking method successfully applied in the workshops also at other events - for example at the workshop for the promotion of national adaptation planning and implementation (…), October 2018 in Bangkok.


    • Annual Partnership Retreats (APR): In October 2019, the 8th APR will take place in Beirut, where relevant experiences on transparency and the transition from the current framework for Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) to the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) will be exchanged.

    • Asia-Pacific Regional Group: The 5th workshop in the region on NDC progress measurement and reporting under the ETF was held in Indonesia in April 2019.

    • Anglophone African Regional Group: The 8th Workshop took place in May 2019 in in Kampala, Uganda tackling the topic “Tracking progress on adaptation to climate change under the Enhanced Transparency Framework" (

    • Cluster Francophone (…): Here the 9th Workshop took place in February 2019 in Senegal on Inventories in the Waste and Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Sector and on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2006 Software.

    • Spanishspeaking Regional Group Latinamerica/Carribean (…): The 6th workshop took place in July 2019 in Cartagena (Colombia) on M&E of adaptation in the context of the ETF.

    • Partnership Meeting: The 24th Partnership Meeting took place in June 2019 in Bonn in the context of the SB-50 in order to give members and partner organisations an update on activities and to discuss together the future orientation of the partnership.

    LEDS Global Partnership:

    • The Sustainable Transport Dialogue took place in Berlin on 11 June 2019. This event brought together representatives from countries of the global South with implementation partners working on strategies and measures for sustainable mobility.

    • The Africa Minigrids Community of Practice took place from 10-11 June 2019 in Berlin. During the meeting with representatives from ten African countries, business models and the efficient use of minigrids were discussed.

    Selected Publications:

    • Several webinar series on climate tracking and transparency (… ), NDC accounting rules (2017), transparency and NDC, monitoring and evaluation of adaptation.

    Climate Helpdesk/Advisory:

    • The Climate Helpdesk was launched in 2019. This service is a joint collaboration of the LEDS GP, PAPTA and NDC cluster and offers countries free and fast advice on LEDS, NDC and transparency. Inquiries from Ethiopia, Nigeria and South Africa were processed during the reporting period.

    • In June 2019 a pilot activity was launched within the framework of the francophone PATPA regional group, in which partner countries can receive technical advice using digital formats.

  • Project data


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

    Partner institution(s):
    • 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

    BMU grant:
    23.550.000,00 €

    07/2016  till  06/2021


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