Quality enhancement includes strengthening underlying data, and ensuring NDCs are detailed, achievable and verifiable.
CAEP supported enhancements in NDC quality through data and modelling support, costing, and implementation coordination.
All 55 countries received CAEP support targeting quality through analytical and technical support, as well as engagement and capacity building. This included:
Enhanced NDC quality results in stronger underlying data and modeling methodologies, and helps ensure NDCs are comprehensive, achievable, and verifiable. 55 countries enhanced the pillar of quality of their NDC. Of these, 55 had linked CAEP support through:
Watch this video to hear from NDC Partnership members on how countries have increased the quality of their NDCs with support from CAEP ensuring they are more transparent and inclusive.
Information and Assessment
Countries enhanced the quality of information on climate risks and mitigation target modelling.
Countries requested holistic packages of support leveraging both technical sources of information as well as information on stakeholder priorities with the support of CAEP.
The focus on adaptation-specific enhancement demonstrated the value of a robust evidence base for designing ambitious and strategic adaptation targets.
Implementation and Financing Planning
Countries build in a strong foundation to deliver on ambition through planning.
Institutional arrangements for implementation
48 countries received CAEP support to define institutional arrangements for implementation, 40 were supported in institutional strengthening, and 48 in capacity building.
Activities had a strong stakeholder engagement component, with countries driving an inclusive process for determining investment needs and long-term planning.
NDC costing and analysis
Additionally, 25 countries were supported in their reporting on financial needs through developing specific costing studies and analyses.
Countries aligned their NDC update with wider national development goals.
Alignment with wider strategic goals enabled countries to deliver on a broader strategic agenda, supporting national development.
Linked their NDC targets with SDGs, 30 explicitly referenced Just Transition considerations, and 29 illustrated their NDC interlinkages with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
Wider strategic alignment leads to more encompassing targets
Development of MRV Systems
Countries developed and strengthened measurement, reporting and verification systems (MRV) to effectively track progress against their targets.
CAEP activities that focused on developing or updating MRV/monitoring and evaluation systems and collecting data were most commonly delivered alongside stakeholder engagement and analytical support.
To facilitate the handover process, CAEP also supported capacity building and intergovernmental coordination.
Some countries are working to make their MRV systems more comprehensive.
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.
Demonstrated enhancement in NDC transparency and inclusiveness
CAEP activities focused on NDC processes had a strong emphasis on engagement and consultation, supporting more transpar¬ent and inclusive NDCs.