About 2017-11-03T14:36:41+00:00

ABOUT

AMBITION TO ACTION

The project aims to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change in four partner countries: Argentina, Kenya, Indonesia and Thailand.

SEEKING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT:

The Ambition to Action project aims to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change in four partner countries: Argentina, Kenya, Indonesia and Thailand. The Paris Agreement, adopted by the parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in December 2015 and ratified in November 2016, commits all countries, both developed and developing, to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to limit climate change and reduce its damaging impacts. Each country’s commitment is articulated in its ‘Nationally Determined Contribution’ (NDC), which states the emissions reduction the country intends to achieve as its contribution to the global effort.

The project aims to develop sector roadmap documents for each of the four partner countries, drawing together the benefits evidence from a flagship initiative analysis and sector scenario comparisons to identify priority mitigation actions. The roadmap will include delivery mechanisms to achieve the sector ambition including resource needs for implementation. This will integrate and build on ongoing policies and actions, including NAMAs and is expected to feed into sector planning activities towards NDC implementation. The roadmaps will draw upon the initial stakeholder mapping and political economy analyses to identify the most politically feasible actions and how best to secure support for accelerated

The Ambition to Action
project focuses in
particular on the
relationship between
actions to reduce
emissions (i.e mitigation)
in the energy sector
and national development

implementation. The project focuses on the energy sector and provides direct support to the partner countries.

In addition to sharing insights and lessons on the development and use of benefits evidence, the project’s thought leadership work will consider the broader topic of NDC implementation progress. Through a series of twice-yearly reports, and additional research papers, the project will provide a platform for discussion, analysis and sharing of lessons learned about NDC implementation in developing countries and emerging economies.

The project runs until late 2019 and is funded by the International Climate Initiative of the German Government. It is implemented by the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) and NewClimate Institute, working together with government partners and local experts.