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, 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 regularly organises workshops, partly supported by the project, most recently as part of the NDCP Enhancement Webinar Series on the topic of "National Benefits of Transparency" (www.youtube.com/…).
    Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PATPA):
    • The PATPA (transparency-partnership.net/…) organises 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 2023, no APR took place.
    • In addition, the PATPA regularly organises regional group meetings (www.transparency-partnership.net/…) on various topics, e.g., NDC tracking. In October 2023, the first cross-regional workshop of the Luso- and Francophone Clusters was held in Istanbul, where more than 55 experts from 28 countries discussed topics such as the NDC implementation process.
    • The Climate Helpdesk offers partner countries fast and unbureaucratic advice on NDCs and transparency. So far, the team has processed inquiries from over 25 countries. Recently, Chile and Peru received support in applying the Biennial Transparency Report (BTR) Roadmap Tool, which is being used to plan the preparation of their first BTRs.
    • 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, supported by several organisations (www.globalndcconference.org).
    Selected publications:

Latest Update:
05/2024

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