“What looked impossible is now possible, thanks to the NDC Partnership”
“No one is an expert when it comes to climate change. We need to support each other in confronting such a monumental challenge”
“We are not here for a parallel agenda; we must see climate as part of the development strategy”
“The investment to make climate implementation responsive to gender is not only [a] productive investment but a necessary investment. We cannot achieve this by leaving behind half of the population”
by Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
As leaders from across the world gather in Katowice, Poland, for COP24, let’s be clear about what is at stake. Two months ago, the IPCC Special Report stated unequivocally that the world is not on track to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C, as outlined in the Paris Agreement. Instead, we are in danger of running out of time before runaway climate change is beyond our control. Such an outcome would destabilize the global economy, which will affect all nations
Advancing the Paris Agreement
by the NDC Partnership Co-Chairs
Two years ago, more than 40 countries and international institutions launched the NDC Partnership in Marrakesh, during COP 22. We did so with the conviction that only by working together in unprecedented ways could the world rise to the climate challenge and fulfill the Paris Agreement. Together, we hoped to mobilize a global network which could respond quickly and in a very practical manner to countries’ urgent needs for implementing their NDCs in synergy with the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals.
NDC PARTNERSHIP PROGRESS 2018: TWO YEARS ON
by Pablo Vieira, Global Director, NDC Partnership Support Unit
Welcome to the NDC Partnership’s second annual “Partnership in Action” report.
PARTNERSHIP IN ACTION
One clear message is emerging from the Partnership’s work to date: NDCs are game-changing catalysts for country climate action.
CHALLENGES AND NEXT STEPS
The NDC Partnership is making strong progress through the collective efforts of its developing and developed country Members, Institutional and Associate Members, and Implementing Partners. Together, we are building the potential to deliver truly transformative action in the key areas covered in this report. Time, however, is against us.