The ‘Global NDC Conference 2017: integrated governance, finance and transparency for delivering climate goals’ took place in Berlin, Germany, from 2 – 6 May 2017. The conference was jointly organized by the LEDS GP, the GIZ Support Project for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPA), and the UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme, in collaboration with the NDC Partnership.
The Conference was a three day practical exchange for government practitioners and policy makers from some 80 countries, preceded by a welcome reception from the German Federal Government at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) and followed by an excursion to the surroundings of Berlin on 6 May. The 250 participants came principally from governments, as well as from selected multilateral and bilateral institutions, think tanks, and private sector bodies.
The Conference aimed to advance the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs, countries’ commitments to climate action under the Paris Agreement) and of low emission development strategies by:
- sharing emerging practices, especially in the areas of: integrated governance to achieve development and climate mitigation and adaptation goals; financing and transparency;
- identifying gaps and opportunities for support;
- exploring concrete opportunities for countries to progress their NDCs and LEDS through collaboration and linkages to sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda;
- engaging with private sector climate networks to explore needed actions.
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Find key presentation and high level materials from the conference free to download here:
- Participants List
- Breakout Session descriptions
- Speakers and Moderators
- Online Marketplace
- Logistics Note
Day 1 – Wednesday, 3 May 2017 – Integrated Governance
Integrated Governance – From concept to practical planning and action by Stephen King’uyu, Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources of Kenya
Session 1: Integration of Mitigation, Adaptation and Development Agendas through NDC, NAPs, and SDGs
Session 2: Essential Building Blocks for NDC Implementation
Session 3: Near-Term Action Defined by Longer-Term and Deeper Decarbonisation
Session 4: Subnational Integration
Day 2 – Thursday, 4 May 2017
Transparency as the link between NDCs, stock-taking and reaching the goal of the Paris Agreement by Katia Simeonova, UNFCCC
Session 3: Attracting Private Sector Investments for NDC Goals
Session 4: National Climate Funds: Exploring how a national tool can drive global results
Day 3 – Friday, 5 May 2017
Session 1: Preparing for the enhanced transparency framework – learning from the development of sustainable MRV Systems
Session 2: Tracking progress towards NDCs
Session 3: Deep dive on mitigation MRV: harmonizing project-level mitigation activities with national inventories for effective NDC tracking
Session 4: Corporate Climate Reporting: Enhancing NDCs’ ambitions and mobilizing the private sector