In 2015 the German Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB) established the NDC Support Cluster in the framework of its International Climate Initiative (IKI) to support developing countries in a timely and comprehensive manner with the implementation of their (I)NDCs. The programme is an important part of BMUB's contribution to the global NDC Partnership. Currently eight organisations are supporting 27 partner countries in four thematic working areas:
- Political and institutional frameworks
- Sector approaches
- Data and transparency
Depending on the needs of the respective partner governments, the Cluster provides guidance and advisory services on cross-cutting capacity building and knowledge management. It is essential that NDC’s implementation work keeps close ties with the government bodies in charge of NDC coordination, e.g. environmental ministries or national climate change commissions, while the competencies for implementing sector strategies remain within the respective line ministries.
Several implementing organisations are involved in the NDC Cluster. The Cluster contributes to the NDC Partnership, and in this context closely cooperates with other NDC support initiatives, amongst others the US NDC Leadership Compact, the LEDS Global Partnership and the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV.
Support areas and activities
|Political and institutional frameworks||Sector approaches||Financing||Data and transparency|
Cross-cutting capacity building and knowledge management
NDC Help Desk
The NDC Cluster provides a short term advisory service to support NDC implementation via its NDC Help Desk. Find out more.