Implementing nationally determined contributions on climate change (NDCs), and moving from the negotiations to action, will be a true driver for sustainable development on the ground. This is we support national and sub-national governments in developing plans to achieve their NDCs pledged under the Paris Climate Agreement.
Before the Paris climate conference in 2015, countries announced their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the planned climate agreement - in other words, the climate actions they intended to take after 2020. After the adoption of the Paris Agreement, these INDCs have now transformed into NDCs. To see these NDCs through, countries need a great deal of technical and financial support.
We are experts in
- identifying sources of climate finance and the most opportune finance instruments for realising NDCs;
- diagnosing the sectors and activities that deliver the highest value per investment unit;
- designing public policies, strategies, roadmaps, laws and regulations for national and local governments; and
- helping to evaluate the climate mitigation and sustainable development impact of planned policies and strategies.
This expertise includes the ability to develop instruments supporting the NDC process, such as Low Emission / Low Carbon Development Strategies (LEDS / LCDS), Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), New Market Mechanisms (NMMs), and Low Carbon City (LCC) plans.
We are actively involved in international discussion forums where new climate policy instruments are regularly discussed. We advise, among others, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on how to support Latin American countries in developing investment plans for their NDCs.
Bringing the NDCs from theory to praxis is nonetheless just one piece of the puzzle: our track record in Monitoring, Reporting and Verifying (MRV) is an invaluable asset and part of our NDC advisory offer. We have provided support to countries in the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEMED) region through the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), and to the governments of, among others, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, Tunisia and Vietnam.
How can we put our extensive knowledge to work for you? If you are a national or sub-national government, we can support you in setting up an implementation and investment plan for your NDC as well as processes for streamlined reporting and verification.