- Written Speech

- US and Morocco work together in combating climate change

NDC Partnership

Launched, on Tuesday November 15, at COP22 Moroccan Pavilion, “the NDC Partnership”is a coalition of developing and developed countries and international institutions working together with the aim to help countries achieve their commitments under the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change and the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals.

Co-chaired by Morocco and Germany, “the NDC Partnership”, considered one of the major outcomes of COP22, is a new global initiative aiming to ensure countries have fast and effective access to the technical and financial support they need to deliver on and implement their nationally determined contributions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and related sustainable development goals.

“The NDC Partnership” has launched the NDC Funding and Initiatives Navigatorwhich is an online database that presents available climate finance and technical assistance programs for NDC implementation. It will enable recipient countries to identify support programs relating to finance, capacity building and other type of support to deliver on their national climate action.The database also provides information about existing bilateral NDC support engagements to improve coordination. The Navigator was developed through a collaboration of the UNFCCC Secretariat, the Government of Morocco and Deutsche Gesellschaft fürInternationaleZusammenarbeit (GIZ). It currently covers more than 300 initiatives and funds for NDC implementation in 17 sectors.

The countries that have signed to “the NDC Partnership” so far include: Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Denmark, DRC, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Uganda, UK, Vanuatu, Vietnam, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway and the United States. Other countries are welcome to join.

The Initiative also has institutional partners including the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, European Commission, UNDP, FAO, GEF, UNFCCC and the WB.

The Partnership is open to all countries and international institutions committed to the implementation of NDC and SDG that can join the Partnership under the following guiding principles:

-Support country-driven processes;

-Promote long term climate action; -Enhance efficiency and responsiveness;

-Build in-country capacity;-Improve coordination;

-Enhance integration into national planning;

-Advance adaptation and mitigation;

-Align development and climate change;

-Support multi-stakeholder engagement.

It is to mention that the “World Resource Institute” hosts the Support Unit for the NDC partnership.