How can we accelerate NDC implementation? Three takeaways from Berlin


This blog post was originally posted at UNDP’s Climate Promise website on 14 June 2023.

The world is currently off-track in its efforts to limit global temperature rise to within 1.5°C. The Global NDC Conference 2023 was a crucial space to bring together hundreds of actors to reaffirm our commitments to global climate action and take stock of collective progress.

As national climate pledges, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are the main frameworks guiding countries to make systems-level changes, across their economies to lower emissions and adapt to climate change.

Global forums like the NDC Conference provide a space for country coordination, exchanging innovation and building momentum among the climate community.

As Conference co-organizers, UNDP played an active role as we were joined by expert colleagues from the Climate Promise and the SCALA programme in designing and leading sessions across the three-day event. After departing from Berlin, here are three main takeaways.