New Online Tool Launched to Help Countries Increase Climate Ambition

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A new online tool has been launched by the NDC Partnership and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to support countries in increasing their ambition regarding nationally determined contributions (NDC) 3.0. The tool, called NDC 3.0 Navigator, aims to accelerate the implementation of the next round of NDCs, which are to be submitted at the beginning of 2025.

The NDC 3.0 Navigator provides countries with seven “pathways to ambitious and achievable NDCs” and helps developing countries identify and explore nationally relevant approaches to preparing ambitious NDCs 3.0. The tool allows countries to explore options for increasing the ambition of their NDCs while considering national priorities and addressing key needs in terms of implementation and financing to strengthen their contributions by 2025. The Navigator does not prescribe what countries should do but provides guiding questions to direct them towards the most suitable opportunities. These opportunities are supplemented with case studies, guidance documents, information sources, and support.

The launch of the tool comes at a time when countries are preparing their national development plans, which need to be sufficiently ambitious to align with the goal of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and build greater resilience to the worsening impacts of climate change. The first global stocktake on progress towards the Paris Agreement concluded that while the agreement has spurred almost universal climate action, significant gaps persist in terms of ambition, implementation pace, and access to financing necessary to fulfill the agreement through a just transition that leaves no one behind.

Based on the latest scientific knowledge and the results of the global stocktake, the NDC 3.0 Navigator will assist countries in incorporating stocktake findings into their NDCs 3.0 and help ensure their easy translation into implementation and investment plans, thereby expanding climate action financing opportunities.

The tool was launched alongside the UN Climate Conference, also known as SB60 or the 60th session of the UNFCCC subsidiary bodies in Bonn, where countries and other stakeholders gathered to make progress on key policy issues ahead of COP29 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The NDC 3.0 Navigator aims to connect stakeholders with information, tools, and contacts that can help them develop new NDCs focused on practical implementation, in collaboration with the UN system and other partners.

Overall, this new online tool serves as a valuable resource in supporting countries to enhance their climate ambition and contribute effectively to the goals of the Paris Agreement.

The NDC 3.0 Navigator, a new online tool launched by the NDC Partnership and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), aims to support countries in increasing their ambition regarding nationally determined contributions (NDC) 3.0. This tool will accelerate the implementation of the next round of NDCs, which are to be submitted at the beginning of 2025.

One of the advantages of the NDC 3.0 Navigator is that it provides countries with seven “pathways to ambitious and achievable NDCs.” This means that countries can explore options for increasing the ambition of their NDCs while considering national priorities and addressing key implementation and financing needs. By doing so, countries can strengthen their contributions to climate action by 2025. The tool does not prescribe what countries should do but provides guiding questions to direct them towards the most suitable opportunities.

The launch of the NDC 3.0 Navigator is particularly timely as countries are currently preparing their national development plans. These plans need to be sufficiently ambitious to align with the goal of the Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and build greater resilience to the impacts of climate change. The tool takes into account the latest scientific knowledge and the results of the global stocktake on progress towards the Paris Agreement. This ensures that countries can incorporate these findings into their NDCs 3.0 and easily translate them into implementation and investment plans.

One key challenge associated with increasing climate ambition is the access to financing necessary to fulfill the goals of the Paris Agreement. While the agreement has spurred almost universal climate action, significant gaps still exist in terms of ambition, implementation pace, and financing. The NDC 3.0 Navigator aims to expand climate action financing opportunities by helping countries develop NDCs focused on practical implementation and by connecting stakeholders with relevant information, tools, and contacts.

It is important to note that the NDC 3.0 Navigator was launched alongside the UN Climate Conference (SB60) in Bonn, where countries and stakeholders gathered to make progress on key policy issues ahead of COP29 in Baku, Azerbaijan. This highlights the significance of the tool in supporting international efforts to combat climate change and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

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