The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) was invited to speak at the Global NDC Conference in Berlin. CTCN was presented at the session ‘How transformational change promotes ambitious NDCs- assessing the potential of policies’, organized by the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT).
Speakers and participants shared experiences on how the ICAT Transformational Change Methodology is applied by governments, support providers and non-state actors to assess the transformational impacts of policies and actions. Shanar Tabrizi, CTCN Knowledge Management Specialist, presented CTCN’s experience on piloting the ICAT Transformational Change Guidance on technical assistance. Through round-table discussions, it was explored, how this information is used in investment decisions, policy design and reporting under the UNFCCC to advance enhanced ambition of NDC implementation.
Conference participants noted, that since last NDC round, more information is now available, technology prices are falling, new policies are arising, and people are demanding change. They also acknowledged the importance of gender and social inclusion in NDC design and implementation, as gender can affect a person’s vulnerability to climate impacts and resilience, women are powerful agents of change.