ASEAN NDC PARTNERSHIP : Translating NDC into Actions
A session by Directorate General Of Climate Change, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia
Date : Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Time : 09.00 – 10.30
Venue : Indonesia Pavilion at COP 23, Bonn Zone, Number A02, Bonn, Germany
The Paris Agreement request Parties to submit their NDC within the means of Articles 4. The implementation of the NDC at the national level is one of the first steps to achieve in order to ensure the effectiveness of the agreement. The implementation of NDC requires commitment of all Parties, in addition to international cooperation. It requires transition of the NDC into policies and measures, strategies, programmes, and activities that can contribute to the achievement of the NDC targets.
ASEAN Member States (AMS) have submitted their NDCs as pledge of their contributions to reduce greenhouse gas emission. AMS, both individually and collectively have significant potential emission reduction of 5.48% of the global GHG’s emission. However, to implement their NDCs effectively, AMS need to develop and implement innovative climate change policies on mitigation and adaption, institutional framework, and develop strategies in mobilizing resources and supports.
Referring to AMS NDCs, AMS shared common priority sectors for mitigating climate change especially on land based sector (including forestry) and energy sector. In order to achieve their commitment effectively, AMS need to collaborate not only within the AMS but also cooperating and building partnership with international institutions and non-state actors. Cooperation and partnership could facilitate AMS in sharing knowledge and experiences, exchange of information, and mobilizing resources to implement their NDCs. At the international level NDC Partnership has been established, however not all AMS joint the partnership. Taking the benefit of existing global NDC Partnership with uniqueness of ASEAN region in various aspects, it is expected that through regional ASEAN NDC Partnerships, together, AMS will be able to strengthen the implementation of their NDCs in line with national development objectives of each AMS.
Thus, it is timely for AMS to have shared event in conjunction with COP-23, including through Indonesia Pavilion, to share their experiences in developing NDCs and their progress. This event can also be used to communicate the progress of the establishment of ASEAN NDC Partnership and explore opportunities to link with global NDC Partnership.
- To share experiences and lessons from AMS in developing NDCs and their progress in implementation.
- To promote ASEAN regional initiative on NDCs implementation through ASEAN NDC Partnership at the international level
- To communicate progress of the establishment of ASEAN NDC Partnership and explore ways to collaborate with Global NDC Partnership