Advisory services tailored to the needs of developing countries

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Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPA) by strengthening countries’ capacities on NDCs and transparency; Photo: GIZ

At the climate conference in Marrakech, today marks the official start of what is known as the Implementation Partnership, which was jointly initiated by the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the World Resources Institute (WRI). The partnership aims to support developing countries in preparing and implementing their climate change mitigation plans.

Now that the Paris Agreement is coming into force, the signatory countries must deliver on their planned intended nationally determined contributions (INDCs). In addition to mitigation targets for climate-damaging emissions, many plans also include necessary adaptation measures and targets for restoring ecosystems.

The new Implementation Partnership, which was already introduced at the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in June 2016, is intended to pool existing climate and development targets and harmonise donor programmes more effectively. The partnership will include developing countries, donor countries, institutional partners and NGOs. Membership is open to all countries. In order to support the development of the partnership, BMZ and BMUB will finance the establishment of a secretariat in Washington and Bonn. In addition, both ministries will bring their climate change projects more closely in line with the implementation of the Paris climate targets in the partner countries.

A concrete task of the Implementation Partnership is to facilitate quick access to tailored advisory services for developing countries. To this end, the partnership will build on the knowledge and work of numerous organisations, initiatives and platforms. It will also provide a point of contact for developing countries to pose specific climate change questions, for example on the development of renewable energy, sustainable urban development or climate-resilient agriculture. In addition, the Partnership should ensure that the various donors work closely together in the countries to implement the Paris Agreement.

The IKI Support Project for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPA) will advise the newly launched NDC Partnership.