Enhancing a good practice database on mitigation and adaption activities

Mono Lake

The adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 marked a new chapter for the international cooperation on climate change. Following years of intensive negotiations, 195 Signatories agreed to change the global economy in a way to limit global warming to well below 2°C. All Signatories that have ratified the Paris Agreement are required to formulate nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and regularly report about the progress towards achieving them. Another cornerstone of the agreement: Poorer countries receive financial, technical and knowledge-based support to build up capacities and facilitate implementation of their NDCs.

On behalf of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), adelphi in collaboration with the NewClimate Institute and three regional partners, collects and analyses existing experiences of climate actions. The project team identifies good practice cases of mitigation and adaptation across a range of national contexts and feeds the results into an online database. The good practice database serves to assist efforts to develop and implement effective and efficient climate actions. Moreover, adelphi and its partners prepare various policy papers for GIZ on how to further strengthen climate actions. Doing so, the project team contributes to on-going international discussions on how to best implement climate actions, including the NDCs. adelphi is project lead and responsible for coordinating all project-related activities.

The project’s activities are located at the intersection of international climate policy and development cooperation and part of the “Partnership for Transparency in the Paris Agreement“ (PATPA), co-initiated by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). It thus not only supports partner countries in implementing their NDCs, but also contributes to enhance transparency when it comes to the implementation of the Paris Agreement.