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Resource guide for NDC finance

Selecting effective financial instruments to support action on climate change

This low emission development strategies (LEDS) Finance Resource Guide presents a curated selection of resources on a range of topics around finance for LEDS and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). It is designed to help LEDS practitioners find high-quality resources that meet their specific needs, avoiding time-consuming searches on the internet. It will be useful to individuals working on, or interested in, LEDS and NDC finance in both developed and developing countries.

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1. Understanding the situation

In order to plan and implement a comprehensive and appropriate approach to mobilizing finance for LEDS and NDCs, a good starting point is to understand the current situation. This will help identify and prioritize the required activities and ensure they are based on a robust and up to date evidence base. Relevant activities to develop such an understanding include looking at current flows of finance, assessing the amount of finance needed to implement the NDC or LEDS, working out what capacities are needed and to what degree they already exist, and identifying barriers hindering investment that need to be overcome. This section presents a selection of resources to help with these activities.

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Planning for NDC implementation: Quick start guide and reference manual

Organization(s):CDKN/Ricardo

  • Introductory resources,
  • Understanding the situation,
  • Planning and coordinating,
  • Using public finance,
  • Developing good projects

This reference manual and its accompanying quick start guide were produced to support developing countries in implementing their NDCs. It is aimed at national and subnational policymakers, development partners, and practitioners. The reference manual sets out specific activities that countries can undertake in five key areas of NDC implementation, of which one is finance. The finance chapter outlines 10 key activities as a comprehensive basis for an approach to mobilize finance for NDC implementation, and includes several relevant case studies. The activities covered are well aligned with the different sections of this resource guide. The Quick start guide and reference manual is also available as an online tool, enabling users to link finance to mitigation; adaptation; governance; and measuring, reporting, and verification.