International frameworks and discussions
The Paris Agreement put the world on a pathway for ambitious collective action that can ensure the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) can transform our development pathways at an unprecedented scale and pace across all societies. However, it requires scaling up the usage of a wide range of innovative technologies and a massive shift in behavioural change and investment patterns across all sectors.
In the lead up to Paris, UNDP was key to providing support to countries for preparing their Intended NDCs. We provided technical support and hosted or co-hosted numerous global and regional dialogues that brought governments and partners together to discuss the main elements of NDCs. As countries focus on implementing and enhancing their NDC targets, we are scaling-up our direct technical and financial support. Through the Green Climate Fund, Global Environment Facility, Adaptation Fund, UN-REDD and other multilateral and bilateral sources we support climate programming in over 140 countries to help meet both NDC and SDG targets.
UNDP provides technical support to delegations, negotiating groups and other stakeholders to identify and advocate their priorities, offering access to a network of experts that countries can draw upon for support. All countries – not only those with large and well-funded delegations – are eligible to access the technical, financial and capacity-building resources they need to reduce emissions and increase their resilience to the impacts of climate change.
UNDP works with 50 countries on designing and setting up the necessary systems and capacities to implement current NDCs.
It does so by supporting countries to accelerate action and raise ambition by building coalitions, strengthening partnerships, including with private sector and promote innovative approaches necessary for transformative change at national, regional and global levels.