Boosting technical assistance to support NDC implementation
LEDS GP has been working closely with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) as part of the NDC Cluster to streamline technical advice services on LEDS and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
The German Federal Ministry of Environment (BMUB) set up an NDC Support Cluster as part of its International Climate Initiative (IKI). It brings together a wide range of projects supporting countries in the implementation of their NDCs – set around four themes: the political and institutional landscape, sectoral approaches, financing, and data and transparency. LEDS GP is closely coordinating the delivery of NDC Cluster services in these areas with LEDS GP learning, technical collaboration, and expert and peer advisory support, through its Regional Platforms and Working Groups.
LEDS GP is actively working with GIZ to align its Remote Expert Assistance on LEDS (REAL) service with the NDC Support Cluster’s Help Desk on NDC implementation. It has also engaged with the NDC Partnership, which the Cluster actively supports, to align LEDS GP services and strengths with those of the NDC Partnership.
As negotiators meet in Marrakech from 7 – 18 November 2016 to establish the rule book for the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, practical action on NDCs is rapidly progressing. LEDS GP will hold face-to-face discussions with BMUB, GIZ and the NDC Partnership to take these partnerships forward. It will also be hearing from countries on their NDC priorities and opportunities to draw-in assistance to progress their NDC priorities.
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