The adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 marked a new chapter in international cooperation on climate change. After years of intensive negotiations, 195 countries agreed to change the global economy in order to limit warming to well below 2°C. All countries that have ratified the Paris Agreement are required to formulate nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and provide regular reports about their implementation. Another cornerstone of the agreement: poorer countries receive financial, technical and knowledge-based support for their climate mitigation and adaptation measures.
The goal of the project was to identify exemplary climate activities around the world and review them in case studies. These are meant to help partner countries implement their NDCs. Commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the project was situated at the intersection of international climate policy and development cooperation. It was linked to the ‘Partnership for Transparency in the Paris Agreement’ (PATPA), which was co-initiated by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety.
Working with national and regional partners, adelphi was collecting the experiences and results of mitigation and adaptation activities worldwide. These were used to expand and enhance the Good Practices Database (GPD). The more than 50 case studies are intended to help countries develop and successfully implement effective, efficient mitigation and adaptation policies. adelphi also prepared policy papers to supplement international discourse on the implementation of climate action. As the project lead, adelphi was responsible for the integration of project activities and the coordination of the partners.