Raising ambition through innovation at the Global NDC Conference 2023


This blog post was originally posted at the NDC Partnership website on 12 June 2023.

The scale of action required to keep global warming below 1.5C and adapt to increasingly frequent climate impacts can seem insurmountable at times. Across the NDC Partnership and beyond, however, there are countless examples and experiences to share in effectively aligning policies, mobilizing finance and raising ambition.

The Global NDC Conference 2023, which took place in Berlin from May 31 to June 2, brought together more than 200 participants from over 40 countries to showcase innovative ideas, approaches, and positive examples to scale-up climate action.

This edition of the Conference was hosted by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) and co-organized with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the NDC Partnership and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the International Climate Initiative (IKI).

Recognizing the rich collective pool of knowledge, the dynamic conference provided participants with an engaging platform for meaningful interaction and cross-pollination, with a wide variety of lessons shared from ongoing international efforts. At the conference’s Innovation Hubs, close to thirty innovative and scalable initiatives, approaches and projects across five overarching themes were shared for group discussion and interactions.


"The Global NDC Conference has become one of the best opportunities for us to come together as a knowledge sharing coalition. The NDC Partnership is committed to inspiring broader learning, and helping our members share, learn, and scale-up their collective impact, and we hope members left the conference inspired and ready to trial some of the best practices shared from across the Partnership and beyond."—Amanda McKee, Director of Knowledge and Learning with the NDC Partnership Support Unit