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June Momentum for Climate Change held June 10,2020   |  Source: IISD

The June Momentum for Climate Change, a series of virtual events organized by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, continued Tuesday.

Where do we stand with NDCs: Enhancing action on climate change in 2020
Shyla Raghav, Conservation International, moderated the event, aimed to share experiences with new and updated nationally determined contributions (NDCs). UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa stressed the importance of submitting new or updated NDCs in 2020 and suggested combining climate change actions with COVID-19 recovery.

Carolina Schmidt, Minister of Environment, Chile, and COP 25 President, encouraged parties to present enhanced NDCs in 2020 and said the “Race to Zero” campaign launched last week demonstrates commitment by non-party stakeholders.

Panel: Support for the preparation of updated/new NDCs in 2020
Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, NDC Partnership, reported that 41 partners are providing USD 40 million to support 65 countries with enhancing the quality and ambition of their NDCs, mainstreaming NDCs into national plans, and preparing investment plans.

Yannick Glemarec, Executive Director, Green Climate Fund (GCF), outlined the Fund’s current priorities: ensuring continuation of the USD 5.6 billion portfolio;

 

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