Below is an overview of strategic documents produced by the NDC Partnership. 


Strategic Documents


Work Program: This Work Program sets out the ambitions of the NDC Partnership for the period from 2018 to 2020, strategies for achieving these objectives, and proposed contributions and activities of Members and the NDC Partnership Support Unit.

Country Engagement Strategy: This Country Engagement Strategy provides an overview of the NDC Partnership, including the mission, guiding principles, and logic model that underpin it as well as its structures, roles, and approaches for catalyzing targeted changes. The strategy builds on lessons learned and avoids the potential pitfalls identified from other experiences with partnerships and coordination.

Knowledge & Learning Strategy: This document provides an overview of the strategic goals of the Knowledge & Learning workstream and how this workstream will support the NDC Partnership is reaching its overarching goals.

NDC Partnership Gender Strategy: This strategy outlines how the NDC Partnership mainstreams gender equality considerations throughout the NDC Partnership’s Work Program and its component workstreams of Country Engagement, Knowledge & Learning, and Communications

Mainstreaming Gender into the NDC Partnership Country Engagement Process (Infographic): This infographic provides an overview of how the NDC Partnership integrates gender throughout its Country Engagement process.

Partnership in Action 2017: This report provides an overview of the NDC Partnership, including the country engagement process, portfolio of knowledge prodcuts, and key areas of support for NDC implementation in 2017.

Partnership in Action 2018This publication reports on the Partnership’s progress in 2018, showcasing concrete results, innovative knowledge products, and strategic lessons learned as the Partnership expands on-the-ground work with countries.

Partnership in Action 2019: This publication reports on the Partnership’s progress in 2019, showcasing concrete results and scalable lessons learned as its work expands around the globe.


Country and Insight Briefs


NDC Enhancement: 2020 is a critical year for countries to raise their climate ambition. Under the Paris Agreement, countries revise their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) every five years to cut greenhouse gas emissions and implement solutions to adapt to the effects of climate change. The updating of NDCs presents countries with significant opportunities to align their climate and development agendas to promote sustainable growth, but it also presents challenges in reinventing policies and mobilizing investment.


Energy Efficiency and NDCs: An Overview of the NDC Partnership's Work on Energy Efficiency: Energy efficiency is aa major tool in the fight against climate change in terms of both mitigation and adaptation, as well as a key enabler for development. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 on Affordable and Clean Energy includes the target of doubling the energy efficiency rate of improvement by 2030. More specifically, benefits of energy efficiency measures can include the immediate reduction of energy emissions and local pollution, as well as reduction of energy bills.


Building Gender-Responsive NDCs: This Insight Brief provides an overview of key insights and learning gained by the NDC Partnership Support Unit as it works to facilitate gender mainstreaming in NDC planning and implementation through the integral support of Partnership members. A review of experiences across the Partnership shows effective practices, barriers, and gaps in developing gender-responsive climate action, trends in gender mainstreaming needs of countries, and how the Partnership is working to meet country needs.


Climate change: an opportunity to transform the private sector? An insight on Morocco’s ExperienceThis Country Brief reports on important progress made in Morocco to engage the private sector in the transition process towards low carbon economic growth. The role of Maghreb steel and the significance of the availability of renewable energy are highlighted.


Understanding NDC Financing NeedsThis Insight Brief reflects on the last three years of member country climate finance requests and explores opportunities to strengthen support and accelerate response going forward.


Engaging Subnational Governments in Climate ActionThis Insight Brief provides lessons learned from the NDC Partnership Support Unit and its members on engaging with subnational governments.


Understanding the Use of Knowledge Resources in Supporting Climate ActionThis paper offers lessons, drawn from NDC Partnership members, for those involved in the funding and development of knowledge resources on how to make these resources most effective and useful.

NDC Partnership Experience with Multi-Stakeholder Engagement: Key Lessons Learned: This Insight Brief gives an overview of lessons learned by the Support Unit of the NDC Partnership during the multi-stakeholder engagement process.

Enhancing Access to Global Climate Funds: Lessons from the GCF In Asia Pacific: This Insight Brief shares valuable insights from our member countries that have successfully used different approaches for accessing the global climate funds, with a focus on the role of NDAs.


Communications and Membership Materials


NDC Partnership Brochure, English

NDC Partnership Brochure, Spanish

Climate Action Enhacement Package Round One Brochure


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