AfDB Launches Nationally Determined Contributions Hub

hubThe AfDB’s Climate Change and Green Growth Department (PECG) has established the Africa Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) Hub to serve as a resource pool for Regional Member Countries (RMCs), and to coordinate various sector activities with a view to fulfilling obligations related to the Paris Agreement.

The Hub particularly focuses on three key support areas:

1.  Fostering long-term climate action – this entails analytical work to align  country-NDCs with national development agenda, its voluntary contributions, and to explore options to raise ambition necessary for low carbon and climate resilience growth on a long-term trajectory.

2.  Mobilizing means for implementation – finance, capacity building, technology development and transfer. These are critical enablers to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement within the context of African sustainable development. The Hub will engage global climate funds and the private sector to cater for both conditional and unconditional pledges of African NDCs; and

3.  Coordination, Advocacy and Partnerships – the Hub will provide a platform for coordination of NDC support activities on the continent for the efficient use of limited resources.

Source: African Development Bank