Commonwealth NDC Webinar Series

Event date: 05 March 2024, 14:00 - 15:30 (GMT)
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The Commonwealth Secretariat through its Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub supports member countries in accessing climate finance to support climate mitigation, adaptation and resilience efforts, thereby contributing towards the implementation of their Nationally Determined Contributions.

Under the NDC Partnership’s Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) Partnership Action Fund (PAF) initiatives, the Commonwealth Secretariat delivered targeted support for the enhancement and implementation of NDCs in five member countries since 2021, namely Belize, Eswatini, Grenada, Jamaica and Zambia, through the provision of in-country technical expertise.

This Commonwealth NDC Webinar series, in collaboration with the NDC Partnership, seeks to support the accumulation and transfer of critical knowledge across countries and regions based on these experiences and the wider programming of the Secretariat, for the replication and scaling up of innovative and successful climate action projects and initiatives.

Under each webinar below is a selection of useful related documents. 

Webinar 5 - Accelerating Inclusive Gender-Responsive Climate Finance for Effective NDCs: The Role of National Climate Funds - 5 March 2024, 2:00-3:30pm GMT

The Commonwealth Secretariat, in collaboration with the NDC Partnership, is hosting a webinar on the theme of "Climate Finance: Inclusivity and Gender-Responsiveness." This webinar is aligned to the 2024 International Womens’ Day theme of, ‘Inspire Inclusion’ and aims to highlight the critical importance of integrating gender considerations into the design and implementation of National Climate Funds to enhance effectiveness and sustainability.             

Join us to hear practical examples and lessons learned from our Commonwealth member countries and development partners on making National Climate Funds more inclusive and gender-responsive towards the attainment of effective NDC implementation.    

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Past webinars 

Webinar 4: Resource Mobilisation for NDC Implementation: Experiences and Lessons from Commonwealth Countries - 31 May 2023, 2:30-4:00pm BST

Resource mobilisation is a critical component and pre-requisite to addressing climate change. It is even more pertinent for small and other vulnerable nations disproportionately affected by the adverse impacts of climate change.

Grenada, a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) with unique vulnerabilities to climate change has therefore prioritised resource mobilisation to implement its ambitious climate targets as depicted in its second Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).

This webinar seeks to share learning and experiences across the Commonwealth on planning, strategising and applying resource mobilisation actions for NDC Implementation.

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Webinar 3: Developing Climate Financing Frameworks for Improved Alignment of Public and Private Sector Investments - 12 April 2022, 2:00-3:30pm BST

Climate budget tagging as well as enhanced private sector engagement are vital in improving national financing environments for NDC implementation.

Building on the experiences and lessons learned from the Commonwealth Secretariat’s work in Eswatini and Jamaica, under the NDC Partnership Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP), delivered through the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub (CCFAH), this webinar seeks to highlight the urgency, role and methods for maximizing public and private sector financing to support countries in meeting their commitments under the Paris Agreement.

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Webinar 2: Integrating Gender Equality into NDC Implementation - 8 March 2022, 2:00-3:30pm GMT (International Women’s Day)

Mainstreaming gender equality in all climate policies, strategies and projects is critical to ensuring more effective, inclusive and sustainable climate action. It recognises the different ways in which climate change affects various groups and in particular the disproportionate burden on women.

In line with the theme of International Women’s Day, ‘Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’, this webinar will delve deeper into the recommendations of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s recent assessment of gender integration in member countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) or national climate plans. The webinar will also facilitate the sharing of experiences and lessons learned in integrating gender equality for the design and implementation of NDCs. 

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Webinar 1: Climate Finance: From Landscape to Strategy Implementation - 17 February 2022, 1:30 – 3:00GMT

Detailed climate finance mapping is key to developing climate finance strategies. A clear assessment of a country’s climate finance landscape provides the comprehensive knowledge base of stakeholders and systems required for financing climate action.

Building on the experiences and lessons learned from the Commonwealth Secretariat’s work in Belize and Zambia, under the Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP), delivered through the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub (CCFAH), this session aims to bring forward the unique perspectives on how such interventions can enhance access to and deployment of climate finance for NDC implementation.  

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The Commonwealth NDC Webinar Series 2022 - Summary Report

Learn more about the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub