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

In the context of the Paris Agreement, member states must submit, review, update and report on their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in a transparency framework (ETF). The project strengthens several initiatives (co-)founded in the IKI, including the NDC Partnership (NDCP), the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PATPA) and until the beginning of 2022 the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP), now Global Climate Action Partnership (GCAP). A cooperation with GCAP remains in place. The project advises partner countries on the implementation and update of the NDCs, Long-Term Strategies (LTS) and ETF implementation. Furthermore, it offers platforms for policy dialogue and mutual learning between countries and supports the development of skills and disseminates climate policy knowledge and case studies for climate policy implementation. Against the background of a feminist (climate) foreign policy, it supports the strengthening of gender equality.

Project data

IKI funding
47,250,000.00 €
Duration
07/2016 till 12/2025
Status
open
Implementing organisation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Political Partner
  • 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
  • Adelphi Consult GmbH
  • Asociación Civil Sustentar para el Desarrollo Sostenible - Sustentar (Verband für Nachhaltige Entwicklung)
  • Climate Analytics gGmbH
  • 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

State of implementation/results

    NDC Partnership (NDCP):
    • The NDCP is regularly organising workshops (ndcpartnership.org/…), among others on topics such as climate finance and NDC-National Adaptation Plan (NAP) alignment.
    Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PATPA):
    • The PATPA (transparency-partnership.net/…) meets 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). A virtual format was conducted in 2021 and 2022 (transparency-partnership.net/…).
    • In addition, the PATPA regularly organises regional group meetings (www.transparency-partnership.net/…) regarding various topics, e.g., climate finance or NDC tracking. Most recently, the 28th Partnership Meeting was held in June 2023, bringing together negotiators and practitioners from partner countries and international organisations to discuss the Global Stocktake (GST) and the transition to the ETF.
    • The Climate Transparency Helpdesk offers partner countries fast and unbureaucratic advice on NDCs and transparency. So far, the team has processed inquiries from over 25 countries. For example, Gabon recently received support in applying the Biennial Transparency Report (BTR) Roadmap Tool, which is being used to plan the preparation of its first BTR.
    • Numerous reports and studies on the topics adaptation (www.adaptationcommunity.net/…), mitigation, NDCs, and transparency (transparency-partnership.net/…) have been published.
    Selected events:
    • In 2017, 2019, and 2023, the project organised a Global NDC Conference (www.international-climate-initiative.com/…+Conference as well as: globalndcconference.org/…), supported by several organisations (www.globalndcconference.org). In June 2023, the third conference took place with more than 350 participants from over 50 countries. The conference provided a platform for discussion and exchange on aligning climate policies, mobilising finance and increasing ambition under the NDCs.
    Selected publications:
    • NDCP Enhancement Series: Raising Ambition Through Partnership - Nature Based Solutions in Climate Action (www.youtube.com/…).
    • Interlinkages between NDCs and Transparency (www.youtube.com/…).

Latest Update:
03/2024

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