NDC Partnership, UNFCCC Debut Tool to Boost NDCs 3.0 Implementation

Bonn, Germany, 11 June 2024 - Today, the NDC Partnership and the UNFCCC secretariat launched the NDC 3.0 Navigator, an interactive tool to support countries in raising NDCs 3.0 ambition and accelerating the implementation of the next round of NDCs to be submitted in early 2025. The Navigator was developed with technical inputs from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Resources Institute (WRI) and over 30 other partners.

Presenting seven "Routes to Ambitious and Implementable NDCs," the NDC 3.0 Navigator helps developing countries to identify and explore nationally relevant approaches to preparing ambitious NDCs 3.0. Countries can use the tool to explore options on how to raise the ambition of their NDCs, reflecting national priorities and addressing key implementation and financing needs to strengthen 2025 submissions. The Navigator is self-directed and non-prescriptive with guiding questions that direct countries to the options most appropriate to them. These options are complemented by case studies and links to guidance, information sources and support. As a living tool, the Navigator will be expanded and updated over time as new knowledge and experience become available.

The Navigator launch comes at a time when countries are preparing NDCs that need to be sufficiently ambitious to align with the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, while building much greater resilience to worsening climate impacts. The first Global Stocktake (GST) at COP28 concluded that while the Paris Agreement has driven near-universal climate action, significant gaps remain in the level of ambition, the pace of implementation and levels of access to finance required to deliver on the Paris Agreement through a just transition that leaves nobody behind.

Drawing on the latest science and informed by the outcomes of the GST, the Navigator will support countries in reflecting the GST outcomes in their NDCs 3.0 and helping ensure they readily translate into implementation and investment plans to expand climate finance options.

The Navigator launch coincides with the June UN climate meetings, also known as SB60 or the 60th session of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies in Bonn, where countries and other stakeholders are convening to drive forward progress on key policy issues toward COP29 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Simon Stiell said: "Nationally determined contributions can and must serve as powerful blueprints, to propel countries' economies and societies forward, with more jobs, more gender equality, access to secure and affordable clean energy, less pollution, better human health and higher living standards. Together with the UN system and other partners, we've been focused on ways we can provide practical support to Parties who need help. The NDC 3.0 Navigator can help connect Parties to information, other tools, and contacts that could help them develop new nationally determined contributions with a focus on real implementation."

NDC Partnership Co-Chair Dan Jørgensen, Minister of Development Cooperation and Global Climate Policy of the Kingdom of Denmark, said: "The GST - where the world's countries agreed to transitioning away from fossil fuels, tripling renewable energy capacity globally and doubling energy efficiency - reaffirmed the urgent need for international cooperation to increase ambitions and deliver on the Paris Agreement. The NDC 3.0 Navigator assists countries getting the information they need to develop NDCs that align with the goals of the Paris Agreement, while delivering a just and equitable transition."

NDC Partnership Co-Chair Dr. Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya, Minister of Environment of the Republic of Rwanda, said: "Developing ambitious NDCs prepared with implementation in mind is a critically important undertaking. We need to explore all possible paths to stronger NDCs that position countries to act quickly on their goals and attract investment at scale. The Routes presented in the NDC 3.0 Navigator will enable countries to develop ambitious and implementable NDC 3.0 submissions that are aligned with their development priorities. We commend the support of the NDC Partnership in this noble journey."

The NDC 3.0 Navigator helps countries to develop high-quality, comprehensive requests for support in developing their NDCs 3.0 to the NDC Partnership. To learn more about the NDC 3.0 Navigator, including how to use it or to contribute content, explore the tool here.

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