In 2015, the world endorsed the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Nations signal their commitments to the Paris Agreement through Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), which are national plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions and build resilience against the negative effects of a changing climate. However, current NDCs are not ambitious enough to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, threatening the climate, economy and lives of people worldwide.

The NDC Partnership advances the goals of the Paris Agreement by bringing together countries and institutions in new ways to accelerate NDC implementation and enhance ambition over time. Through a country-driven approach, we drive climate action and sustainable development while supporting countries in reducing social and economic inequalities.

The NDC Partnership supports ambition and implementation through mobilizing more than 100 implementing partners to support more than 70 developing countries. Our diverse membership requires a wide variety of support, which we provide through various programs and initiatives. For example:

  • The Partnership’s Country Engagement Strategy supports implementation in 73 countries. This support includes mapping in-country developments; organizing collaboration and reflection meetings; and summarizing key findings and recommendations.
  • The Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) deployed $45.5 million to 63 countries which includes almost $24 million from the Technical Assistance Fund and another $21.7 million from the NDC Partnership itself. Additionally, partner financial analyses will be conducted by the Partnership to ensure funds are correctly balanced and distributed.
  • Our partners provide economic advisors to 32 developing countries looking to integrate NDCs into their recovery packages.

Through these efforts, the NDC Partnership gives nations the resources they need to effectively enhance their NDCs at the necessary scale. For example, under its first work program, the Partnership coordinated nearly $1 billion in support to developing countries so they could integrate their climate and development agendas.

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