The Global NDC Conference, as we know it today, was preceded by the conferences on INDC preparation of 2014 (Berlin) and 2015 (Brussels). As the Paris Agreement was negotiated and adopted, and INDCs submitted by countries became NDCs, the Global NDC Conference remained a space for exchange and coordination.
Two meetings in 2017 and 2019 have gathered more than 600 participants from 80 countries. Learn about the previous editions of the Global NDC Conference:
2017: 3-5 May 2017, Berlin
In 2017, the Global NDC Conference gathered more than 250 participants from 80 countries, representing national governments, subnational actors, research institutions, think tanks, as well as international and bilateral organisations.
The three-day event was the perfect occasion for participants to share their perspectives and experiences in the fields of integrated governance, finance, and transparency for delivering climate goals. For further details, check out the 2017 Agenda.
Key messages in 2017 included:
Learn more about the conference’s key findings in 2017.
The Global NDC Conference 2017 was a joint effort then hosted by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) at the then German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the then Low Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in cooperation with the NDC Partnership.
For more details check out the Global NDC Conference Report 2017.
2019: 12-14 June 2019, Berlin
In 2019, the Global NDC Conference aimed to inspire and enable policymakers and practitioners to accelerate the pace and scale of transformational change through NDC implementation to reach the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement.
The Global NDC Conference 2019 convened 390 participants coming from 80 countries—working in government, development cooperation agencies, businesses, science, and civil society—to discuss the technical aspects of NDC implementation. More than 40 breakout sessions provided practice-oriented discussions and new insights on NDC implementation and updating, based on in-country examples and tools that have the potential to be scaled up.
Conference discussions were clustered around the themes of transparency, integrated governance, and finance—including cross cutting topics such as gender and social inclusion, leadership, and private sector engagement. While in technical rather than political nature, key messages in 2019 included:
Learn more about the conference’s key findings in 2019.
The Global NDC Conference 2019 was joint effort by leading initiatives. It was made possible with the support of many donors and partners. To mention a few, the conference was hosted by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) at the then German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) and included contributions by German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Main organisers comprised the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH through the programmes “NDC Assist” and “Support Project for the Implementation of the Paris Agreement (SPA)”; the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through its NDC Support Programme; and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). Main findings contributed to the work of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT); the then Low Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP); the NDC Partnership; and initiatives hosted at GIZ, such as the IKI NDC Support Cluster and the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PATPA).
For more details check out the Global NDC Conference 2019 Synthesis Paper.