NDC Support Programme
As of: November 2019
Objective and activities
Building on the Low Emission Capacity Building Programme the NDC Support Programme assists developing countries to deliver on their Paris Agreement commitments by offering: Direct technical and financial support to country governments to build institutional and technical capacity for (I)NDC and mitigation actions at scale; Global knowledge exchange and peer-to-peer learning for governments and technical experts to advance mitigation design, leadership and awareness building; Identification of innovative policy and financing options for public-private partnerships, determining potential sources of funding and institutional arrangements for the implementation and mainstreaming of Low Emission Development Strategies and mitigation actions. It works with the countries to ensure that NDC implementation serves as a critical driver for sustainable development and thereby advances gender equality, helps transition to zero-carbon economies & achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme
State of implementation/results
- Inclusive stakeholder-led mapping of NDC implementation activities in each country completed: activities by other bi- and multilateral agencies and from the national governments for a comprehensive view on national activities to frame the NDC Support Programme’s activities accordingly, ensure avoiding any overlaps and gauge synergies.
- Set-up of coordination mechanism for these stakeholders per country: Ensure regular exchange and updates on activities and plans among agencies.
- Project documents to identify national activities and launch the national projects developed in most countries and start of implementation.
- Country submissions of proposals in a competitive bid for additional funding to incorporate gender-focused activities into their work plans: Ten countries were selected to undertake gender work and need to conduct an in-depth gender analysis that examines legal, policy, and institutional frameworks related to climate change and gender.
- As a result of this analysis, for example Colombia and Bhutan plan to incorporate gender into climate change policies, while Thailand and Vanuatu will integrate gender indicators into public budgets. Uganda will boost women’s entrepreneurship, and Chile is exploring use of a gender seal to recognize private sector contributions.
- Several countries are exploring explicit NDC-SDG linkages. For example, in Lebanon, the project is engaging with a national SDG committee, while in Uganda, guidelines have been prepared to screen national and sectoral development plans and integrate NDC, green growth, and SDG targets. – Select country highlights: In Ecuador, the Programme supports the establishment of the institutional coordination framework for NDC implementation, strengthened the transparency system, and advanced priority NDC measures in the sectors of energy, waste and industry. The sectors and work were prioritized based upon the National Climate Change Strategy (NCCS) and NDC. A gender-focused approach was subsequently incorporated and will be implemented through various activities.
- Chile helped to advance an inclusive planning approach for NDC implementation. As a result of the project’s outreach on gender, a representative of the Ministry of Gender and Equality joined the Climate Change Technical Intergovernmental Team.
- In Costa Rica, the project helped strengthen the National Climate Change Metrics System (SINAMECC) for compliance with the Enhanced Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement by improving the data flows and reporting processes for the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Uses (AFOLU) sector.
- In Peru the project helped to establish and launch the NDC Multi-Sectoral Working Group (GTM), a temporary body to prepare an action plan for NDC implementation. The programme is also financing an expert to support the Ministry of Environment to coordinate the GTM as well as additional experts, supporting various line ministries to conduct sectoral and financial analyses on the necessary enabling conditions to achieve Peru’s targets.