The case study, developed jointly by Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and Asia LEDS Partnership (ALP), establishes a quick start guide prepared by CDKN can help countries in their efforts to prepare and implement Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and provides a successful case on planning of NDCs in Bangladesh using this guide.
In anticipation of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP) of U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2015, countries publicly outlined the climate actions they intend to take post 2020, based on their national circumstances. These actions, known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), were put forth as an ambition to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), enough to keep global temperature rise to 2o C.
When developing the INDCs in 2015, many countries faced challenges: short timeframe, lack of political support, limited expertise and guidance on what should be included in INDCs5. Various guides and tools were developed to assist governments in developing INDCs. These include CDKN’s guide to INDCs, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/World Resources Institute (WRI)’s Report on Designing and Preparing INDCs and The French Development Agency’s Pacific Guidelines for INDCs. These guides helped governments in striking a balance between ambition and feasibility, ensuring actions identified reflected development priorities of the concerned country.
Planning for implementation of the NDCs submitted to UNFCCC under the Paris Agreement, and for strengthening the commitments further, countries need to understand and identify the processes to turn commitments into action.
To support this, and build on the INDC guidance produced before Paris, CDKN has now developed practical guidance to help countries in their efforts to prepare for and to implement NDCs.
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