The Ambition to Action project aims to support the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change in selected partner countries: Argentina, Kenya, Indonesia and Thailand (Phase I). 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.
Following the Paris Agreement, the challenge for many countries is to translate the emission reduction commitment into effective domestic action. At the country level, the project aims to offer analytical support to governments to accelerate the continuous revision and implementation of their NDCs with a focus on sector-level action plans, primarily through the articulation of the social, economic and environmental benefits of mitigation.