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Moving forward with implementing NDCs

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 13:15 - 18:00
Room Nairobi 1-3, World Conference Center Bonn, Germany

Conversation booth, Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 13:15 - 14:45
Delegate's Club Lounge (next to the meeting room Tokio 1), World Conference Center Bonn, Germany

One-on-one conversation with UNDP, GCF, WB, GEF, BMZ, GIZ, EC, FAO, UNEP-DTU Partnership, LEDS Global Partnership etc.

pdf-icon Agenda of the event (138 kB)

The Paris Agreement sets a goal to keep the global temperature rise since pre-industrial times well below two degrees Celsius, with a preference to limit it to 1.5 degrees. To that end, each country is to submit its national climate action plan, known as nationally determined contribution (NDC).

NDCs are a major step forward in international climate action. They showcase what countries are doing to reduce emissions and adapt to climate change across many sectors, for example such as decarbonizing energy supply through shifts to renewable energy, energy efficiency improvements, better land management, urban planning and transport.

The Paris Agreement emphasizes the importance of cooperation in reaching its goals. This includes assisting developing countries in their emission reduction efforts by providing financial, technical and capacity-building support. Ways and means of providing such support was the focus of this high-level event.


Session 1: Remarks/Presentations by the high-level panel members
Session 2: Linking finance to reaching the objectives of NDCs
Session 3: Readiness and implementation support

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High level segment (13:15 - 14:45)

Ms. Christiana Figueres


Executive Secretary

UNFCCC secretariat

Perspectives from the UNFCCC secretariat

Ms. Laurence Tubiana


Climate Champion

COP 21 Presidency


Perspectives from the COP Presidency and as a developed country Party

H.E. Ambassador Aziz Mekouar


COP 22 Presidency 


Perspectives from the upcoming COP Presidency and as a developing country Party

Ms. Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven


Director General

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)


Perspectives from a potential donor country

2nd segment - Linking finance to reaching the objectives of NDCs (15:00 - 16:30)
Moderator: Ms. Barbara Buchner, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)
Keynote speaker / Panelist

Ms. Barbara Buchner

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)

Keynote speaker

Ms. Carolina Fuentes


Secretary to the Board

Green Climate Fund (GCF)

GCF support to NDC implementation

Mr. Stephen Alan Hammer

Manager of Climate Policy
The World Bank (WB)

WB support to NDC implementation

Mr. Matthias Zoellner

Head of Environment, Climate and Social Office
European Investment Bank (EIB)

EIB support to NDC implementation

Mr. Jochen Harnish

Division Head of Competence Center Environment & Climate
KfW Development Bank

KfW Development Bank support to NDC implementation

3rd segment - Readiness and implementation support (16:30 - 18:00)
Moderator: Ms. Cassie Flynn, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Keynote speaker / Panelist

Ms. Cassie Flynn


Keynote speaker

Ambassador Mr. Seyni Nafo


Capacity building priorities on NDC implementation

Ms. Sandee Recabar


Climate Change Commission

Capacity building priorities on NDC implementation

William Agyemang-Bonsu

Manager of the Mitigation & Transparency Support
Mitigation, Data and Analysis Programme
UNFCCC secretariat

UNFCCC's readiness initiative

Ms. Chizuru Aoki


Lead Environmental Specialist
Global Environment Facility (GEF)

GEF support to NDC implementation

Mr. Ron Benioff


Director of Multilateral Programs

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

United States

A partnership for NDC  implementation -
keeping the momentum of Paris

Mr. Peter Craig-McQuaide

Head of the Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Unit, European Commission, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DGDEVCO)

EU-financed capacity building programmes that can assist partner countries with NDC implementation

Mr. Xiaohua Zhang

Senior Programme Officer

Secretary-General's Climate Change Support Team
United Nations, New York

SCPI initiative and the overall South-South Cooperation in relation to NDC implementation