Ambition refers to strengthening mitigation or adaptation targets and actions over time.
Countries, with support from CAEP, unlocked mitigation and adaptation target ambition across all 55 countries
Of the 54 countries that raised their ambition with CAEP support, this was accomplished through:
Ambition is enhanced by strengthening mitigation or adaptation targets and actions over time.
55 countries enhanced the ambition pillar of their NDC. Of these, 54 had linked CAEP support through:
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Countries set higher emissions reduction targets and stronger unconditional targets.
Setting unconditional targets reflected an increased national ownership of target ambition, irrespective of international financial support.
CAEP supported the review of national strategies and policies and increased intragovernmental coordination, facilitating a more comprehensive approach to ramping up NDC ambition.
23 out of 24 countries that expanded their unconditional targets also increased their emissions reduction targets.
Expanded coverage of sectors and gases
Countries enhanced the sectoral and gas coverage of their NDCs through technical assistance on feasibility analysis and emissions modelling.
CO2 and GHG reduction targets
Additionally, 35 of these countries enhanced their targets for reducing emissions of CO2 and other gases. CAEP support focused on conducting studies and analysis of GHGs and aligning with the IPCC 2006 Reporting Guidelines.
Sectoral scopes increased
CAEP supported 23 of these 43 countries, ensuring the increase in scope was matched by expansion of monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) systems.
Across a wide range of sectors countries enhanced targets and increase scope of NDCs covering Greenhouse Gas emissions. Sectoral and GHG specific targets are important for implementation as they allow for more granular, realistic planning.
The information here reflects the number of countries out of 55 that enhanced their sector coverage or GHG coverage to include the specific sector or GHG in their NDC.
Qualitative targets and measures
Qualitative targets complement emissions reductions targets by creating guidelines, criteria, and tools to reduce the vulnerability of groups or sectors.
42 out of 55 countries enhanced their qualitative targets for mitigation, and 45 did so for adaptation.
Long-Term Adaptation Ambition
NDCs included more comprehensive and achievable adaptation strategies, including additional sectors, more specific measures and institutional arrangements.
Aligning long-term strategies
CAEP support focused on facilitating the alignment of strategies with national plans and conducting studies on climate risk and vulnerability.
CAEP support identified barriers
23 of those countries received linked CAEP support, demonstrating that outlining the barriers to adaptation is useful for identifying capacity gaps and planning how they could be addressed.
Addressing gaps takes action further
Understanding these barriers enables countries to develop and implement effective, long-term adaptation strategies.
Country Example: Identifying barriers to NDC adaptation strategies
Enhanced NDC quality supporting detailed, achievable, and strategic targets
From analytical and technical support to engagement and capacity building, CAEP support has been linked to enhancements within all assessed countries.
Demonstrated enhancement in NDC transparency and inclusiveness
CAEP activities focused on NDC processes had a strong emphasis on engagement and consultation, supporting more transparent and inclusive NDCs.