This year, in accordance with the Paris Agreement, countries large and small will share new or updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to address climate change. At the same time, countries are developing their Long-term Strategies (LTS) to effect a transition to a low-carbon, resilient economy.
These two processes are fundamentally intertwined. Many choices made over the next ten years will have implications for the next thirty or more. At the same time, capacities developed to achieve the near-term targets can unlock further opportunities in the long-term.
Adequate and effectively deployed climate finance can facilitate both long and short-term efforts, helping countries take actions today that strengthen their ability to achieve ambitious long-term mitigation and adaptation action. However, in light of limited financial resources and support, many SIDS and LDCs continue to struggle to determine their highest levels of ambition for 2030 and beyond.
This event will explore synergies between long-term strategies, NDC development and implementation planning, as well as explore the role of climate finance in the implementation of long-term strategies. Our event will include a panel discussion with representatives from all sides of the NDC process.