Means of Implementation Day | 2nd Capacity-building Hub

Monday 9 December 2019

The PCCB Means of Implementation Day will highlight opportunities for countries to build capacity to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions and National Adaptation Plans.  Successfully implementing climate change plans requires a wide range of capacities: Whether in developing projects; creating supportive legislation; accessing finance; or identifying and utilizing the right technologies. The Means of Implementation Day will present seven events spanning these essential aspects of climate change implementation.

Programme Overview

The morning will kick off with a roundtable on how coherence and coordination contribute to improved implementation. This will be followed by a new initiative that aims to strengthen integration of climate risks into government planning, budgetary and policy functions, with specific steps that governments should take to ensure the well-being and safety of their citizens, presented by the Global Resilience Partnership.

Following the lunch break, presenters will delve into capacity building for project development and accessing finance. The Adaptation Fund will share how its communities of practice provide south-south peer support to better utilize direct-access modalities of the Adaptation Fund and Green Climate Fund (GCF). Best practices will be shared by the Global Water Partnership on preparing and implementing GCF water projects.

Next, the two bodies of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism will also share how countries can access capacity building and technical assistance on a broad range of adaptation and mitigation technology sectors. The TEC will address support for endogenous technologies and the CTCN will share a new circular economy initiative in Latin America.

The day will end with a discussion of challenges and opportunities for capacity building on implementation monitoring & reporting, as well as climate legislation and governance by the UK’s International Climate Finance and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

What? Topics | Objectives


The Means of  Implementation Day in the 2nd Capacity-building Hub is designed to, among other topics, touch upon:

  • Pan-LAC Partnership for GCF Water Project Preparation
  • Gender-mainstreaming in Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs)
  • Integrating climate risk mitigation into government planning, budgetary and policy functions
  • Peer-to-peer knowledge exchange on climate finance readiness and access


The purpose of the Mean of Implementation Day is to showcase possible pathways to enhance capacities of countries in the implementation of NDCs and NAPs, with a focus on climate finance and technologies. Through the exchange of knowledge and experience, potential new capacity-building projects, initiatives, partnerships, as well as methodologies and tools for the implementation of climate actions at country-level will be discussed. Some of the key objectives of the sessions are:

  • Fostering a better understanding of practical approaches and existing tools for enhancing the readiness of countries in accessing financial, technical, technological, and institutional support for their climate actions
  • Exploring ways to mainstream endogenous technologies and gender-just actions in national-level climate planning and implementation, including the assessment and prioritization of needs in climate finance and technologies
Why? Significance

It is important to highlight the benefits coming from increased capacities for means of implementation: it helps developing countries to identify their technology, finance and capacity-building gaps and needs to understand the effectiveness of the actions taken, as well as help mobilizing resources.

Who? Partners and Co-organizers | Target Audience


Lead Partners  



Target Audience

Government representatives, NGOs, CSOs, MDBs, resilience and adaptation specialists, private sector representatives, UNFCCC/AF/GCF focal points, representatives of industry and end-borrowers.

How? Outcomes | Sessions

Hosted by the PCCB, and led by the CTCN, the 2nd Capacity-building Hub Means of Implementation Day provides a platform for different stakeholders to share knowledge and exchange experiences through interactive panel discussions and forums, designed to provide participants with:

  • Better understanding of available opportunities for country-level climate finance, targeted capacity-building, and technical assistance
  • Greater awareness of existing tools, best practices, and methodologies for need-based climate finance and technology assessment
  • Greater understanding of gender-mainstreaming in finance and technology-need assessment and prioritization
  • Foster dialogue on long-term capacity building and partnership strategies for the implementation of NDCs





Concept note
Welcoming remarks
Roundtable on coherence and coordination
Integrating climate risk in national processes: Finance and budgeting perspective
Global Resilience Partnership | Global Commission on Adaptation
Strengthening climate finance: Preparing successful GCF water projects and the AF and GCF community of practice for Direct Access Entities (CPDAE)
Global Water Partnership | Adaptation Fund
Gender-Just Climate Solutions Awards
WECF International
Dialogue on endogenous capacities and technologies. Building countries capacities to develop and implement their climate technology solutions.
Event page
Building countries capacity on circular economy as a medium to tackle climate change: initiatives in Latin America & the Caribbean and international best practices
Concept note
Climate legislation and governance for enhanced climate ambition: Lessons learnt from the UK, Vietnam, Colombia and Mexico
UK’s International Climate Finance and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy