About the Global NDC Conference

Over the years, the Global NDC Conference has become an international forum to discuss about NDCs. It presents a space for strengthening networks, showcasing innovative ideas, building momentum, reflecting, and clarifying the NDC formulation and implementation processes that lead to ambitious climate policy and action.

Yes! We are pleased to announce that the 2025 edition of the Global NDC Conference has been confirmed for June 2025! More details will follow soon.

Around 200 participants are expected to attend the conference, including senior advisors and decision makers from national and subnational governments, think tanks, actors from the private sector, NGOs, and youth organisations, and international institutions, all of whom are important stakeholders in the update and implementation of NDCs.

The Global NDC Conference 2025 will be structured as an invitation-only event to ensure a focused and impactful dialogue among a diverse and highly engaged set of participants. This approach allows us to curate a balanced representation of stakeholders from various sectors and regions, ensuring that our discussions are enriched by a wide range of perspectives and experiences.

While our conference is primarily by invitation, we recognize that there are many passionate and knowledgeable individuals who could contribute valuable insights to our discussions. Therefore, we welcome expressions of interest from those who believe they can add to the richness of our conversations. If you are interested in attending the conference and believe you can bring a unique perspective or expertise to our event, we encourage you to reach out to us at info[at]globalndcconference.org. Please provide a brief introduction of yourself, outlining your background (i.e., organization, position, a brief description of your experience and contributions to climate policy or NDCs), as well as how your participation could enhance the conference’s goals.

Our team will carefully review all expressions of interest and consider them as we finalize our list of invitees. The organising team will get back to you as soon as possible, based on availability of places and considering representation balance. We appreciate your understanding that, due to the nature and limits of the event, not all expressions of interest can be accommodated.

The Global NDC Conference has contributed to the conversation on NDCs over the years. This includes sharing experiences on INDC development (in 2014 and 2015), to exchanging on climate governance, finance, and transparency (in 2017 and 2019), and most recently (in 2023) aiming to inspire policymakers and practitioners to accelerate the pace towards transformational climate action around the world.

Our last three editions of the Global NDC Conference gathered around 900 participants from more than 80 countries. More information about the 2025 edition will follow soon. 

The working language of the Global NDC Conference 2025 will be English.

The Global NDC Conference is a safe space for networking and creating clarity around the NDC update process. Outcomes of our conference will be collected, condensed, and published on our website, as well as in relevant climate-related knowledge hubs. Relevant visual materials and publicly available documents will be made available on our website, attributed the organisations responsible for them. These will also feed into strategic discussions and activities of the organising partners, aiming to inform and contribute to relevant climate-related milestones and processes.

We invite participants to share their own contributions and views publicly. However, participants are asked to not publicly disclose or attribute sensitive information or opinions from other participants, unless consent was given in the first place.

Key messages and insights published by the conference organising team do not necessarily represent a consensus view of participants, nor do they represent the official view of the sponsoring organisations.

Sustainability is at the core of the Global NDC Conference. The organising team is dedicated to reducing the footprint of this event as much as possible. Therefore, we are committed to implement the three R’s principle (reduce, reuse, recycle), compensating emissions, and raising overall awareness about the importance of sustainability. 

For this purpose, the organising team has developed its own sustainability action plan (SAP). Our SAP covers six areas and defines in total 25 actions, such as: 

  • Mobility (e.g., informing and incentivising to use public transport connections and offsetting CO2 emissions from flights). All flights being organized for the Global NDC Conference 2023 through UNDP will offset air travel carbon emissions through Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) procured from the Adaptation Fund. 
  • Waste & water management (e.g., providing treated tap water, using reusable materials, separating, and recycling our waste, going paper-free where possible),  
  • Catering (e.g., reducing food waste, purchasing local and regional foods)  
  • Procurement of products (e.g., choosing sustainability-conscious and regional suppliers, minimizing goodies). 

We strive for you as participants to be part of a sustainable conference by implementing the above measure and others. As participants, you will have a direct impact with your actions on reducing emissions and act towards sustainability. Communicating the importance of these is a priority to ensure that all conference participants are aware of their impact on the environment. 

For further information on how to make your journey in Berlin sustainable, please visit: 10 tips for a sustainable trip to Berlin | visitBerlin.de. 

The Global NDC Conference organising team is committed with various actions to ensure gender balance, gender equality, diversity, and inclusion. Therefore, we:  

  • Commit  to integrate measures of diversity and gender into all phases of the conference, inspired by a gender-responsive event management approach 
  • Recognize the need to address intersectionality, meaning the discrimination of a person due to overlapping and simultaneous impacts and thus apply an intersectional lens throughout our planning.  
  • Strive to be as inclusive as possible by ensuring a gender and diversity balance at all our events; empowering women, and marginalised groups as speakers; using gender sensitive language; and implementing an anti-harassment policy.  
  • Aim to provide spaces where diverse perspectives can be expressed, all people can actively participate and to raise the overall awareness among all participants about the importance of including women and various marginalized groups in climate action.  

Like in 2019, the Global NDC Conference 2023 has a Code of Conduct in place dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. Should you require more information about our policy, please contact conference organizers at the venue or send an email to info[at]globalndcconference.org.  

Logistics for accredited participants

The organising team of the Global NDC Conference would like to make sure that your participation at the conference is as comfortable as possible. Should you require any assistance related to your participation at the conference, please make sure to flag this topic in your registration or at the earliest time possible. To the best of our ability and within our capacities, we will strive to provide a solution to all requests received.

Please check our website for the latest updates on the agenda, speakers, and background information. Any time-critical information (e.g., related to general announcements, last-minute changes, etc.), will be shared via email with accredited participants. A logistics note will be made available in advance for accredited participants.

We look forward to seeing you at the Conference! Your active participation and engagement will be vital to the discussions and will surely enrich everyone’s experience.

All conference participants are expected to behave in accordance with professional standards, as well as with their respective employer’s policies governing appropriate workplace behaviour, and applicable laws. Take a look at our Code of Conduct, dedicated to providing an inclusive and safe conference space for everyone.

The Global NDC Conference 2025 is thought as an in-person event. Unlike previous editions, livestreaming and online sessions are, therefore, not foreseen.


Conference co-organizers are not responsible for medical, accident and travel insurance. It is recommended that international medical insurance be obtained for the period of your participation or travel.  


At the moment, media presence at the conference is not foreseen. Shall members of the press have an inquiry about the Global NDC Conference 2025, please reach out to info[at]globalndcconference.org. 

Please reach out to info [at] globalndcconference.org for any general inquiries regarding the Global NDC Conference 2025. However, if you are an accredited participant, please reach out to us via the same channel your invitation was first issued.