On behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB), SPA supports with four components three (co-) initiatives created by the BMUB: the IKI NDC Support Cluster, the NDC Partnership and the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement. With one component, SPA specifically supports the development, improvement and implementation of UNDP adaptation goals in developing countries and uses the platforms already available under the above-mentioned initiatives as part of this process. Climate change is a global challenge that requires a resolute and confident response from all major economies that account for about 80% of global emissions. The EU, which is a strong supporter of international action, is committed to maintaining cooperation and building partnerships and alliances to achieve the internationally agreed climate goals. This project contributes to the EU`s climate diplomacy efforts and cooperation between the EU and major non-European economies to promote the implementation of the Paris Agreement. It translates the political commitment to promoting bilateral dialogue and cooperation in the fight against climate change into concrete interventions, in line with the level of global ambition as defined in the Paris Agreement. The project aims to (1) facilitate the exchange of climate options and best practices between the EU and major non-European economies in order to enable policy change; (2) promote bilateral cooperation and investment in pursuit of the objectives of the Paris Agreement and national contributions and (3) contribute to raising public awareness, including the business community, of the challenges and opportunities related to the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The project will focus on intensifying upstream political cooperation along four thematic axes: mitigation policy instruments, mid-century strategies/renewal of national contributions to the Paris Agreement, climate transparency and adaptation planning. By encouraging exchanges and cooperation between national and sub-national administrations, business, science and civil society actors from Europe and other major economies, the project will encourage and support major economies to do their best to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement and to benefit from international economic and political relations, to reach its full implementation more quickly together. The project will be implemented in close collaboration with the European Commission and the European External Action Service, through the EU Partnership Instrument and the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB). It will build on existing climate policy dialogues and cooperation with Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and the United States.
For the first time, all Member States that have ratified the agreement are required, without exception, to make a national contribution (NSP) and to submit regular reports under a new transparency mechanism. By encouraging exchanges and cooperation between national and sub-national administrations, businesses, academia and civil society stakeholders, the SPIPA programme has encouraged and encouraged major economies in the EU and non-European countries to make progress towards the objectives of the Paris Agreement by leveraging international economic and political relations in order to accelerate joint action for full implementation. e. In the NDC Support Cluster, SPA fosters coordination between different stakeholders in order to promote effective and personalized support for the implementation of the NDC. Important approaches and tools to achieve this are joint international conferences; facilitate easy access to NDC implementation tools through a common toolbox; a help desk for flexible support; a database of good practices for learning and global exchange. . . .