Partnership Equips Countries to Meet and Beat Climate and SDG Targets

At COP22 in Marrakech, dozens of donor countries and international institutions declared commitments to help developing countries achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to climate action as part of the Paris Agreement. The NDC Partnership, hosted by WRI, provides a unique platform for sharing technical knowledge and financial support across borders.

The November 2016 launch of the NDC Partnership at COP22 marked an important step toward implementing the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The Agreement’s recent entry into force represents an extraordinary moment of global cooperation and political mobilization to address an urgent international challenge. Now, countries are beginning the hard work of delivering their promised Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). To do this, governments and institutions across the world need to share technical knowledge, create innovative policies and invest significant funding in climate action.

The NDC Partnership offers donor countries and developing countries opportunities to collaborate to ensure that all governments have the tools they need to translate political momentum into fast, effective action. More than 50 countries and international institutions have joined as members, with Morocco and Germany as the first co-chairs. WRI hosts the NDC Partnership Support Unit, a hub for coordinating members’ actions and for creating and sharing new knowledge.

The Partnership is helping to implement the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to achieve a low-carbon, climate-resilient future. New WRI analysis shows that the climate and development agendas have much in common. The NDC Partnership has already made progress in working with developing country members to identify which of these many possible actions require external support. To help providers of assistance connect with those who seek it, the Partnership launched the NDC Funding and Initiatives Navigator, a searchable database of available financial and technical assistance programs.

The NDC Partnership is the most comprehensive platform in the world for donor countries and developing countries seeking to work together on the twin issues of development and climate action.

Pankaj Bhatia

Deputy Director, Climate Program

At Marrakech, the NDC Partnership launch drew a standing-room-only crowd. More than 20 ministers discussed their countries’ commitment to the Partnership, with WRI President and CEO Andrew Steer helping to facilitate the conversation. Australia, Denmark, France, Germany and the United Kingdom announced more than $10 million in funding to support the Partnership’s efforts. By taking full advantage of the new platform’s resources, NDC Partnership’s national members can achieve the commitments made under the Paris Agreement, and the world will be poised to take on even greater ambition to slow climate change.