Ambition to Action

Supporting Argentina, Indonesia, Kenya and Thailand with the implementation of their NDCs, through the analysis of impacts and benefits of various sector pathways.

NewClimate Institute in partnership with the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) is supporting Argentina, Indonesia, Kenya and Thailand with the implementation of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). The project applies a benefits based approach in order to develop credible narratives to enable emission reductions and increased ambition at the sector level. The focus will be on the quantification of economic, social and environmental benefits associated with different (ambitious) sector pathways, responding to the specific sector dynamics and interest of different sector stakeholders in the partner country. Based on the experience in the partner countries a methodology and guide will be developed to enable replication of the approach in other countries.

The project is part of the NDC Cluster which combines and coordinates NDC support activites funded by the German government. As part of the Cluster the project will produce regular Update Reports on progress with NDC implementation discussing key issues, opportunities and lessons learned. Research papers on NDC related topics will also be published. In addition, the project parnters will lead work on sector based approaches distilling experiences and insights from sector level implementation of NDCs of members of the NDC cluster and respective partner countries. In addition, ad hoc support will be provided to developing countries through a help desk operated by the NDC cluster to enable targeted, short term NDC implementation support responding to the needs of partner countries.