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FEATURE: A real accelerator for achieving climate goals

Question: What is one of the single most effective investments to accelerate NDC implementation? Answer: Women’s and girls’ increased leadership and participation in climate-smart development. Mairi Dupar of CDKN reports. [more]…

NEWS: Key messages of the Global NDC Conference 2019

The organisers of the Global NDC Conference 2019 summarised the three days of rich discussions among 350 delegates from 80 countries into the following key messages, issued on 17 June 2019. [more]…

FEATURE: Understanding the Enhanced Transparency Framework

Transparency is the backbone of the Paris Agreement. Its builds confidence in the entire process – trust that your neighbour is also working hard. It also provides clarity on the world’s collective progress and promotes ambition. Paul May of CDKN reports on guidance for Transparency that was presented at the Global NDC Conference 2019 in Berlin. [more]…

FEATURE: Financing NDCs - Business as a key partner

The second day of the Global NDC Conference drew attention to the importance of private sector business and finance as key partners in the delivery of the NDCs. CDKN's Sam Bickersteth reports. [more]…

FEATURE: How are countries getting ready to implement NDCs?

The Global NDC Conference 2019 took place in Berlin, 12-14 June, with the aim of inspiring and enabling policy-makers and practitioners to accelerate NDC implementation and climate ambition. National governments shared experience of how they are preparing to deliver their NDCs. CDKN's Mairi Dupar reports. [more]…

FEATURE: A snapshot of transparency actions from around the world

Transparency, accountability and increased climate ambition - domestically and globally - were major subjects of discussion at the Global NDC Conference 2019. Paul May of CDKN reports on presentations from a wide range of countries. [more]…

FEATURE: Choosing indicators for greater transparency

At the core of the Paris Agreement is the transparency framework, which – among other things – allows countries to hold each other accountable to delivering on national commitments. To track the progress of their NDCs, governments will need to select appropriate indicators. Paul May of CDKN reports. [more]…

FEATURE: Implementing NDCs - How the private sector is engaging

Private finance is critical to meeting the ambitions of the NDCs. Intermediary organisations such as research institutions and NGOs are supporting coalitions of private businesses to get involved. Also, coalitions of businesses are pooling their demands for climate-friendly finance, technology and policy change - reports Sam Bickersteth of CDKN. [more]…

FEATURE: Gender equity in climate finance – Why does it matter?

Aditi Paul, CDKN Asia and ICLEI South Asia, argues that climate finance provides too good an opportunity to miss, as a vehicle for advancing women's wellbeing and development and righting some of the deep gender inequalities in society. She recommends how the design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of climate finance projects could be improved to help achieve gender equity goals. [more]…

FEATURE: Knowledge gaps, climate adaptation and the implementation of NDCs in Latin America

Daniel Ryan, Buenos Aires Institute of Technology - ITBA, Argentina, and Eduardo Bustos, Global Change Center, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, ask: what is holding back adaptation policies and the implementation of NDCs in Latin American countries? [more]…

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