NDC Partnership

Introduction to the NDC Partnership Knowledge Portal

5 December 2018 / 10:00 –11:00

PCCB Capacity-Building Hub / RYSY Meeting Room 24 - Area E

The NDC Partnership is helping countries access cutting-edge technical and financial knowledge resources to accelerate climate action. Drawing together the expertise and input from its members and other leading institutions, the NDC Partnership Knowledge Portal offers, in an easily searchable interface, quick access to over 700 knowledge resources from more 100 different knowledge providers.

Presenting information in ways that are accessible to both subject matter experts and those less familiar with NDCs, the Knowledge Portal enables users to quickly and easily access the resources most relevant to them. All content on the site is tagged according to common needs, including sectors, themes, countries, languages, and stages of NDC implementation.

For users looking for the facts, the Knowledge Portal offers data modules for users to explore climate data and learn about countries’ climate change goals. Specific modules include:

  • The Historical Emissions tool compiles emissions data from three major data sources into easy-to-interpret visualizations. Data is drawn from WRI’s CAIT database, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research’s database, and countries’ self-reported emissions through the UNFCCC. Users can explore emissions by region, sector, and source, including all GHG emissions since 1990 and carbon emissions since 1850.
  • NDC Content pages put every country’s (I)NDC into digital form to enable full search and comparison of NDC texts across several metrics.
  • The NDC-SDG Linkages tool identifies potential alignment between the targets, actions, policy measures and needs in countries' NDCs and the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

For users looking for inspiration, the Good Practice Database (GPD) provides examples of successful climate action and lessons learned where countries have overcome obstacles, to enable countries to learn from one another. The GPD is jointly managed by the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (GIZ), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the IKI NDC Support Cluster, the Low Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) and the NDC Partnership.

For users looking for guidance, the Climate Toolbox draws together tools, guidance, platforms, and technical support from leading institutions in a searchable database to help countries plan and implement their NDCs.

And finally, for users looking for funding opportunities, the Climate Finance Explorer offers a searchable database of potential sources of climate funding and other support to help finance adaptation or mitigation projects, programs or other activities. It provides useful information on funding sources, including description, eligibility criteria, details on support provided and a description of the process to access the support. The tool also allows users to compare key criteria across funds.