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A real accelerator for achieving climate goals

Question: What is one of the single most effective investments that governments and cooperation partners can make to accelerate NDC implementation? Answer: Women’s and girls’ increased leadership and participation in climate-smart development. This answer was the headline conclusion of several sessions at the Global NDC Conference. Conventional power structures and discriminating social attitudes still keep

Understanding the Enhanced Transparency Framework

Transparency is the backbone of the Paris Agreement. Its builds confidence in the entire process – trust that your neighbour is also working hard. It also provides clarity on the world’s collective progress and promotes ambition. The new Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) agreed at Katowice builds on and enhances existing Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV)

Worldwide, the youth is rising up – take them seriously by finally sticking to the Paris Agreement!

Nick Heubeck, Fridays For Future

Choosing indicators for greater transparency

At the core of the Paris Agreement is the transparency framework, which – among other things – allows countries to hold each other accountable to delivering on national commitments. To track the progress of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), governments will need to select appropriate indicators. Here are our main takeaways from the session’s expert

Thursday evening: Climate Pop-Up Theatre

Performers and authors from Asia, Africa, Australia, America and Europe will bring an innovative show to the Global NDC Conference: the Climate Pop-up Theatre! Short drama pieces have been created especially for this conference, inspired by its themes and setting – although all conference participants are encouraged to replicate the show and set up a

How are countries getting ready to implement NDCs?

The Global NDC Conference 2019 began today in Berlin, with the aim of inspiring and enabling policy-makers and practitioners to accelerate NDC implementation and climate ambition.  One of the conference’s principal themes is ‘integrated governance’. This theme explores: how to work effectively to curb climate change and adapt to its effects, while achieving societies’ other