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Regional Collaboration Centres

The Regional Collaboration Centres (RCCs) support national climate action through capacity-building, technical assistance and strategic networking – sourcing know how and resources to drive clean development.

They were established to spread the benefits of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which spurs investment in sustainable development by rewarding projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Since adoption of the Paris Climate Change Agreement in December 2015, the RCCs have had the broader task of supporting implementation of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions under that agreement.

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Final report on the nationally determined contributions survey available now!



After the adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015, partners of the Nairobi Framework (NFP) decided to embrace the new overarching purpose of maximizing efficiency in the provision of support to developing countries in implementing their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in the areas of climate finance, technology transfer and capacity-building for mitigation by creating enabling environments at national level, regulatory mechanisms and carbon markets, including the CDM. For this reason, NFP partners decided to launch a survey aiming to collect information from designated national authorities (DNAs) on the status of NDCs in countries in order to identify areas of NDC implementation requiring immediate financial, technical or capacity building support from partners. The UNFCCC, through its Regional Collaboration Centers (RCCs) in West Africa, East Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), conducted the survey in all of their supported countries. The analysis and results of such survey are presented in the “Report on the nationally determined contributions survey conducted by Regional Collaboration Centres in 2016” prepared by RCCs.

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 Other News


Mongolia Focuses Efforts to Achieve Paris Goals - CDM Used to Increase Transparency

Mongolia is laying the groundwork for climate action by tallying its business-as-usual emissions to better focus its efforts to curb greenhouse gases and to measure the corresponding results. The country is using methodologies developed under the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism to do so.

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Paris Agreement’s Economic Instruments Can Spur National Action, Ambition – Regional Dialogues

Reports just released from five regional meetings reveal the views of non-State actors in developing countries on the Paris Agreement’s provisions for (1) transferring mitigation outcomes, essentially emissions trading; (2) a new Sustainable Development Mechanism; and (3) a framework for non-market approaches. All three of the economic instruments are described in Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

Read the story on the UNFCCC Newsroom >> Eng  Fr  Sp

pdf-icon Synthesis report >>

Non-State actor dialogue on Article 6 of the Paris Agreement - Summary report 
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Latin-American (pdf-icon Eng) (pdf-icon Sp)
West and Central Africa (pdf-icon Eng) (pdf-icon Fr)

Image  Honduras Reducing Emissions with Help of UN Mechanism

In the wake of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, Honduras is stepping up its efforts to measure and curb greenhouse gas emissions, making use of the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism to do so.

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Partner Organizations

Links to our Regional Collaboration Centres
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About RCCs
RCC Brochure
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RCC brochure: pdf-icon Collaborative instruments for ambitious climate action (562 kB)

pdf-icon Regional non-State actor dialogue on Article 6 of the Paris Agreenment - Synthesis report (907 kB)

pdf-icon Report on the nationally determined contributions survey conducted by Regional Collaboration Centres in 2016 (6101 kB)

For resources specific to each RCC, please refer to the respective RCC webpage

Resources prior to 2016


 Africa Carbon Forum 2016ImageRead about the 2016 Africa Carbon Forum on our website >> 

Opening press release
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Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum 2016
ImageRead about the LACCF 2016 on the UNFCCC Newsroom >> Eng Fr Sp