As of: January 2018
Support Project for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPA)
Objective and activities
The SPA project strengthens the capacities of partner countries to successfully implement climate policy, reduce greenhouse gases and increase adaptive capacity, and thus helps them to contribute to achieving the long-term objective of the Paris Agreement. It provides a link between German international climate policy and development cooperation. SPA supports three initiatives (co-)founded by the BMUB: 1) IKI NDC Support Cluster, 2) NDC Partnership (NDCP), 3) 'Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement' (PATPA). SPA contributes to capacity building by providing advisory services and platforms for exchange. In addition, it pools and disseminates climate policy knowledge and cases studies. Within the NDC Cluster and the NDCP, SPA fosters coordination among the various stakeholders to promote efficient and tailor-made support for NDC implementation. In Morocco and Peru, SPA coordinates the Cluster’s bilateral activities.
- Supporting International Mitigation and MRV Activities (IMMA)
State of implementation/results
- Development of processes and formats as part of the NDC Partnership to analyse the support that partner countries need to implement NDCs and select appropriate advisory approaches and financing from various partners, expert organisations, and finance institutions.
- Development of formats for analysing lessons learned from successful NDC implementation and financing from NDC Partnership countries.
- September 2017: 6th Annual Partnership Retreat (APR) of the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PaTPA) in Georgia (https://www.transparency-partnership.net/6th-annual-partnership-retreat) with participants from 24 countries. Main topics: enhanced transparency framework, ambition and national implementation.
- August 2017 & December 2016: 6. & 7. Regional workshop of the Cluster Francophone of PATPA on financing of mitigation actions & development of GHG inventories (https://www.transparency-partnership.net/atelier-du-cluster-francophone-d%c3%a9cembre-2016-casablanca-maroc-0).
- June 2017: First workshop of the lusophone regional group (Cluster Lusophone) of PATPA on transparency and MRV in Portugal (https://www.transparency-partnership.net/first-workshop-cluster-lusophone-lisbon).
- May 2017: Joint implementation of the Global NDC Conference 2017 (http://www.ndcconference2017.org) with the Low Emission Capacity Building Programme of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP LECB) and LEDS Global Partnership and in collaboration with the NDC Partnership; topics: integrated governance, financing NDC implementation, transparency, regional and global cooperation.
- May 2017: Launch of the Cluster website www.ndc-cluster.net.
- May 2017. Collaboration on the NDC Toolbox Navigator of the NDC Partnership (http://www.ndcpartnership.org/toolbox-navigator#tools).
- April 2017: African Regional Workshop on NDC implementation & financing in Ghana (https://www.transparency-partnership.net/anglophone-african-regional-workshop-finance-ready-mitigation-actions-building-blocks-ndc-achievemen) -- April 2017: Training for NDC implementation in Rwanda.
- April 2017: Global workshop (https://www.transparency-partnership.net/international-bur-champions-workshop-1) to develop Biennial Update Reports in Berlin.
- December 2016: Regional workshop for the Cluster Francophone (https://www.transparency-partnership.net/atelier-du-cluster-francophone-d%c3%a9cembre-2016-casablanca-maroc-0) of the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement on financing mitigation measures.
- November 2016: Presentation of the NDC cluster as part of a side event at the Climate Conference in Marrakesh (COP 22), including the launch of the NDC Helpdesk (https://www.ndc-cluster.net/helpdesk) of the NDC Cluster.
- August/September 2016: Annual Partnership Retreat (APR) in Cape Town/South Africa (https://www.transparency-partnership.net/annual-partnership-retreat-discussions-ndcs-and-transparency-31-august-7-september-cape-town-south-a) with high-profile participants from 22 countries. Main topics: taking stock after the Paris Agreement, NDCs and the transparency framework, and financing.