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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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2. Planning and coordinating

Mobilizing finance for LEDS and NDCs is a multifaceted challenge requiring action from a range of public and private stakeholders. Good planning and coordination, led by national governments, is necessary to ensure that actions across the range of necessary areas are effective and complement each other, and do not waste effort, or create additional risks and barriers due to lack of coordination. Countries will need the right set of institutions and governance processes, and will need to develop and implement strategies that suit their national circumstances. The resources in this section can help countries to consider possible institutional arrangements, strategies, and investment plans, and the role of specific institutions such as national climate funds and green investment banks.

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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.