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The Global NDC Conference 2017 is jointly organized by the GIZ Support Project for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPA), the UNDP Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme, and the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) in collaboration with the NDC Partnership.  The Conference itself will be a 3-day practical exchange for government practitioners and policy decision makers from up to 60 countries preceded by a high-level reception of the German Federal Government at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) the evening of 2 May and followed by an excursion to the surroundings of Berlin 6 May.



Two hundred and fifty participants are expected to attend, mainly representatives from government, but also from selected multilateral and bilateral institutions, think tanks, and private sector networks. Our intention is to enable a cross-ministerial dialogue on NDC implementation. In addition, the LEDS GP through its regional networks, is identifying low emission development champions and practitioners within different sectors and levels of government to participate in the meeting providing their expert knowledge.


Background and objectives:

The adoption of the momentous Paris Agreement mobilized wide political support for climate action internationally, leading to rapid ratification by numerous parties and subsequent early entry into force just before COP22 in Marrakech last year. At the national level, all parties now face the challenge to realize the goals formulated in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Furthermore, all countries that ratified the Paris Agreement are required to progressively increase the level of ambition in their NDCs every five years to achieve the objective of keeping global mean temperature rise well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to limit it to 1.5°C.


The Conference will advance the implementation of NDCs and low emission development strategies globally and nationally, by

  • sharing emerging practices, especially in the areas of: integrated governance to achieve development and climate mitigation and adaptation goals; financing and transparency;
  • identifying gaps and opportunities for support;
  • exploring concrete opportunities for countries to progress their NDCs and LEDS through collaboration and linkages to sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda;
  • engaging with private sector climate networks to explore needed actions.