Speaker at Partnership workshop

Countries from Asia and Pacific discuss progress on NDC implementation

On 26-27 July 2016, 21 delegates from 13 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as representatives of various organisations, met in Viet Nam’s Vinh Phuc Province for the third regional workshop of the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV. The theme of the workshop was ‘Unpacking (I)NDCs – identifying, prioritising, planning and implementing mitigation and adaptation measures’. Discussions focused on how the objectives described within Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) can be achieved and corresponding activities planned. The goal of the workshop was to offer a platform for  professional exchange and thus to promote implementation of NDCs in the partner countries.

The participating countries explained how far they have come with this process and described which challenges and success factors are playing a role. In addition, the participants shared their experiences with planning and implementing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) as well as with the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process. Within this context, they discussed how these experiences can be used to implement the NDCs.

It was clear from the workshop that the process of translating NDCs into plans of action has already begun in most countries, and that there is strong determination to use and maintain the dynamism that emerged from the ground-breaking outcomes of the 2015 Paris climate talks. Many countries, however, are facing challenges, for instance with establishing appropriate institutional structures, financing corresponding activities, or including key actors, particularly from the private sector. All participants found the transnational exchange very helpful in generating ideas and creating new momentum within their own countries.

The workshop was hosted by Viet Nam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and organised jointly by the support project for the Partnership and the project ‘Creation of an Overarching Framework for NAMA and MRV in Viet Nam’, which is being implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. Both projects are financed by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Environment Ministry. In addition to GIZ specialists, the workshop was also attended by representatives from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Find the agenda and the workshop report on the right. All presentations and some pictures can be downloaded below.

Day 1:

Federica Chiappe, RicardoThe Paris Agreement -What were the outcomes?

Sum Thy, Cambodia, The Paris Agreement of the UNFCCC: Implications for Cambodia and Progress since Paris Agreement

Linwei Liu, China, China's perspective on the Paris Agreement

Federica Chiappe, RicardoA framework approach to NDC implementation

Dr.Tran Thuc, Vietnam, Translating Viet Nam’s INDCinto Investment Opportunities

Nguyen Khac Hieu, Vietnam, Developing a roadmap for INDC implementation in Vietnam

Cham Hain Thu, Myanmar, Implementation of Myanmar's INDC

Kazumasa Nagamori, Japan, Overview of the plan for global warming countermeasures

Ram Prasad Awasthi, Nepal, Establishing/strengthening institutions for INDC implementation

Hanna Reuter, GIZ, NAMAs and INDCs: what are the linkages?

Sudhir Sharma, UNEP DTU, Implementing NDCs - role of NAMAs

Dao Xuan Lai, UNDP, Stocktaking of NAMA Experience in Asia

Day 2:

Michael Wahl, GIZ, NAP and NDC Implementation

Pham Van Tan, NAPEnable adaptation actions in Vietnam

Ju Youn Kang, Korea, Korea's experience of National Adaptation Planning



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