The Paris Agreement mandates countries to develop, communicate and implement so-called nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in the context of long-term strategies (LTS) towards full decarbonisation of the economy. These in turn require climate policy planning and the implementation of policies, measures and action at national, subnational and sectoral levels.
Importantly, all climate policy efforts should be aligned with the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement of limiting global temperature increase to 1.5°C while securing and safeguarding sustainable development for all. Mainstreaming climate policy and sustainable development goals into national policy frameworks is a huge challenge where countries can benefit from the exchange of good practices and lessons learned from different parts of the globe.
We support ambitious mitigation targets and action through:
- Supporting the development and revision of NDCs, LTS and climate action plans at national and sectoral levels
- Formulation of ambitious sectoral transformation strategies and associated policy measures
- Building institutional structures and capacities for climate policy implementation
- Tracking and quantifying targets and policies
- Methods for evaluating net-zero or climate neutrality claims
- Estimating the impact of climate action on national and global emissions
- Benchmarks for 1.5°C compatibility on the sector and national level
- Methods to rate governments’ and other actors’ climate action