Climate Helpdesk

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Connecting members with world-class experts and peers on low emission development and NDC implementation.

Ad hoc support for NDCs, LT LEDS and transparency systems

Do you need support in designing, implementing or updating your Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), low emission development strategy (LEDS) or transparency systems? The Climate Helpdesk is available. It is a global advisory network providing rapid, high quality, short-term technical assistance for developing countries. The Climate Helpdesk is a joint service offered by two global initiatives: LEDS GP and Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PATPA) in cooperation with the NDC Partnership. The Secretariat of the Climate Helpdesk is hosted by the GIZ Support Project for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPA).

Request Assistance

The Climate Helpdesk accepts requests from developing countries and government agencies. Technical and other institutions and organisations, that are working directly with national governments to plan and implement their NDCs, LEDS or transparency systems, may also request support, if endorsed by the national UNFCCC focal point or the Ministry of Environment .

To request support, please send an email to

The Climate Helpdesk in Action

Tools for NDC updates and NDC implementation such as for assessing LEDS/NDCs baselines, goals, technology, policy options, pathways, and impacts

Strategies and measures for mobilising private and public investment in NDC and LEDS priorities

Methods and resources for linking national and subnational governments in the LEDS and NDC planning and implementation processes

Policies and programs for implementing climate resilient low-emission measures in the energy, waste, agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) and transport sectors

Alignment of NDCs and LTS

Review of GHG inventories for specific sectors

Preparation for the submission of Biennial Update Report (BUR) and in the future Biennial Transparency Report (BTR)

Establishing sustainable and robust transparency systems, including appropriate institutional arrangements

Examples of Support


The Ministry of Environment and Tourism organised a workshop in Ulaanbaatar where the results of the analysis were presented. 30 participants from the Ministry itself, the Ministry of Justice and Internal Affairs as well as various environmental organisations, civil society and academic institutions, had the opportunity to discuss the expectations for a climate change law and what benefits it would offer. This served to involve different stakeholders as a starting point for designing the climate law.


The Mongolian Ministry of Environment and Tourism is planning to establish a national law on climate protection in order to provide a suitable institutional framework for delivering its nationally determined contribution (NDC). With a new legal basis for climate action, the Ministry intends to clarify governmental structures and mandates, and set up mechanisms for cross-sectoral coordination. To get the process under way and lay the foundations for a dialogue on developing the new law, the Ministry requested technical assistance.

For more information, please consult our Climate Helpdesk brochure