About the Good Practice Database

The Good Practice Database (GPD) serves as a central hub for case studies on learning and leadership in climate action. The GDP is an easily-searchable repository of good practice examples where climate action is being effectively designed and implemented, as well as cases in which countries have overcome obstacles to implementation. The database is carefully curated to reflect priorities identified by countries and highlight countries’ innovative measures to implement NDCs.

The GPD is a joint database established by the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PATPA), the UNDP NDC Support Programme, the Global Climate Action Partnership (GCAP) and the NDC Partnership Support Unit.

What does a joint database mean?

The GPD brings together case studies from the Global Good Practice Analysis developed by GIZ and UNDP, and the Country Leadership Explorer, developed by GCAP and the NDC Partnership. To ensure easier searching for relevant cases by country users, the full content will be accessible through all partners’ websites, including: www.transparency-partnership.net, www.globalclimateactionpartnership.org, and www.ndcpartnership.org. The partner organizations are also working together to improve the quality and impact of the case studies they develop. Additional partners are welcome to join this collaborative effort.

What can I find in the Good Practice Database?

The GPD includes over 300 case studies from across the globe and profiles a variety of sectors, themes, and implementation stages in mitigation and adaption.  Several of the case studies are available for download in English, French and Spanish.

All content in the GPD has been tagged and is highly searchable, so that users can easily find results most relevant to their specific circumstances. Tags include: climate objectives, planning and implementation activities, sectors and themes, languages, regions, country groupings, and countries.

How can I submit suggestions or requests for new case studies?

Please email case study ideas or requests to supportunit@ndcpartnership.org.

Who are the contributors and funders?

Content includes several case studies developed by GCAP and the NDC Partnership Support Unit, as well as carefully curated case studies drawn from other leading organizations working in this field. In addition, the database includes the Global Good Practice Analysis content developed together with a number of organizations, including Ecofys, ECN, TERI (India), and INCAE. At outset, new case studies were developed by: adelphi, NewClimate Institute, Libélula (Peru), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI, India) and the Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE, Senegal). The Global Good Practice Analysis content is funded through contributions from the German Government (BMU and BMZ) and the European Union.

To learn more about the terminology and filters used in the Good Practice Database, see our Metadata and Definitions page.