A guiding principle of the Partnership is to align the climate and development agendas. Our action areas, seeking to better align these agendas, span NDC Finance, NDC Enhancement, Gender Equality, Whole-of-Society approaches, and Youth Engagement.
NDC enhancement efforts focus on the following action areas
Further information about each Action Area can be found below
Gender equality was supported through widespread engagement on women-specific needs, analysis on gender-based climate vulnerability, and inclusion of women in decision making
49 out of 53 countries that considered gender, including specific needs and priorities, received CAEP support targeting gender inclusiveness.
The NDC Partnership Gender Strategy supports inclusive delivery of support and mainstreaming of gender consideration. Specific activities included:
Countries enhanced their NDCs through a collaborative and inclusive NDC updating process.
46 countries were supported in making their NDC revision process more inclusive, ensuring that a variety of stakeholders (e.g., academics, civil society and vulnerable groups, private sector) were involved in validating the targets.
13 countries that enhanced their subnational commitments received support focusing on stakeholder engagement, building channels of communication and ensuring existing policies and mitigation efforts were included.
Countries raised awareness among youth and engaged them in NDC processes.
39 out of 42 countries that enhanced NDC inclusion of youth received CAEP support focusing on information and engagement.
The support delivered illustrates how the NDC Partnership’s Youth Engagement Plan (YEP) aims to comprehensively increase youth participation and priorities in the NDC development process and targets.
Countries increasingly costed NDC targets and strengthened financing plans.
49 out of 51 countries that enhanced their finance planning received CAEP support focused on mobilizing resources to finance the NDC’s targets.
The NDC Partnership supports NDC financing through five channels captured in the Finance Strategy.
Countries to raise their ambition and put in place higher mitigation and adaptation targets
CAEP support included programs combining analysis and engage¬ment with a strong focus on country ownership.
Countries are moving swiftly to implement updated NDCs
To move from plans to action, implementation and investment plans must be strengthened while countries simultaneously build on 2020 NDCs to increase ambition in 2025.