The Global NDC Conference 2019 aimed to inspire and enable policy makers and practitioners to accelerate the pace and scale of transformational change – via NDC implementation – to reach the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement. The conference brought together 350 people involved in the implementation of NDCs from across 80 countries to share experiences and learn from each other; it was designed to highlight and learn from pioneering, innovative and game changing initiatives across NDC implementation worldwide.
Given the scale of the climate crisis and the NDC implementation challenges, the conference recognized the importance of systemic leadership by individuals, organisations and countries in responding effectively.
This working paper is a first attempt to pull together current and emerging insights and raise awareness among climate practitioners and policy makers of the importance of systemic leadership as an approach for enhanced NDC implementation. It especially addresses officers in funding and implementing agencies, but also decision makers in partner countries.