NDC Helpdesk

Who is eligible for support?

Advice is being offered for developing countries’ government bodies responsible for coordinating NDC implementation, especially from partner countries of the Cluster. Also other government institutions and organisations can apply for support if their request is supported by the entity in charge of NDC coordination.

We will assess all requests and provide an initial feedback within 2 weeks after receiving the request.

Types of requests covered

The request must clearly refer to a barrier/ a challenge to further developing or implementing the country’s (I)NDC that can be addressed through a short-term support service.

Here you can find examples where and how the Helpdesk provided support:

Greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory workshop in Mali

Types of assistance

The NDC Help Desk potentially provides the following assistance for developing countries through:

  • Short term expert missions (international expert or country representative/peer)

  • Studies, analysis, reports, guidance documents

  • Collection and dissemination of best practices

  • Workshops, trainings

  • Webinars, online learning approaches

  • Expert review and advice on draft policies and strategies

  • Study tours

  • Financing for participation at conferences, (online) trainings etc. of other providers

Other partners

The NDC Cluster collaborates closely with other initiatives, organisations and platforms for delivering support through the NDC Helpdesk. Our main partners are:

  • NDC Partnership: Member countries of the NDC Partnership can request support for in-country NDC implementation and acquire access to a large network of partners that deliver a flexible array of services to aid implementation, including technical assistance, financial support, and knowledge enhancement. Find more information here.

  • LEDS Global Partnership (LEDS GP): Through the Remote Expert Assistance on LEDS (REAL) the LEDS GP assists government representatives and technical institutes in advancing climate resilient low emission development and achieving NDC targets and mitigation commitment.

  • UNEP DTU Partnership: The iNDC Support Portal maintained by UNEP DTU, is a place to ask questions about the implementation of NDCs. The portal includes frequently asked questions (FAQ) concerning NDC implementation, and visitors are welcome to browse and submit more questions.

  • Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP): The Green Growth Expert Connect service provides policymakers direct access to world-leading technical and policy experts for quick and tailored guidance on a range of green growth topics. The service is available, at no cost, to government agency representatives from developing countries and supporting technical institutes.

  • Legal Response International: This initiative provides free legal support to poor and particularly climate vulnerable developing countries at both the international (UN climate negotiations) and national levels, assisting countries with implementation of the Paris Agreement commitments. It works through a network of lawyers from law firms, barrister chambers and universities in different jurisdictions who give hands-on assistance during meetings, draft legal opinions and build the capacity of lawyers and negotiators from developing countries.

The NDC Support Cluster regularly exchanges information about incoming requests with these cooperation partners and combines resources and knowledge with them in order to address the countries’ support needs.

If you would like to collaborate with us in supporting NDC implementation please contact us.