The Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), National Climate Change Secretariat (NCCS), and the NDC Partnership, organised a three-day workshop entitled “Enhancing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)”, with support from the UNFCCC Secretariat and the 2050 Pathways Platform. 

The workshop was attended by ASEAN representatives and provided a platform for discussing the opportunities, challenges, and options in enhancing and implementing their NDCs or climate pledges under the Paris Agreement. 

Participants found the hands-on exercises helpful in guiding them to apply the Katowice guidance on information to facilitate clarity, transparency and understanding (ICTU), as well as the accounting and tracking of progress of their countries’ NDCs. 

A presentation by 2050 Pathways Platform also helped to give participants a sense of the issues to be considered when countries prepare their long-term low emissions development strategies (LEDS).

Co-organiser Mr Robert Bradley, Director of Knowledge & Learning, NDC Partnership Support Unit said that working with the Singapore Government on this event “has been nothing short of fantastic”, and looked forward to further working opportunities with Singapore.

Mr Bernd Hackmann, Programme Officer, Mitigation, Data and Analysis Programme from the UNFCCC Secretariat commented that “this workshop was possibly their most successful one ever conducted”. 

Through the presentations and interactive discussions, participants came away more confident in the NDCs development process. Several welcomed more of such workshops that would help shed light on the obligations related to the Paris Agreement. 

Download the workshop report by NDC Partnership here:

Workshop Summary Report

Course Photos:

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Opening remarks by Mr Joseph Teo, Chief Negotiator for Climate Change, Singapore 
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Mr Robert Bradley, Director of Knowledge & Learning, NDC Partnership Support Unit
Bernd Hackmann
Mr Bernd Hackmann, Programme Officer, Mitigation, Data and Analysis Programme from the UNFCCC Secretariat
Lisa Bow
Ms Lisa Bow, Head of Knowledge Services, NDC Partnership Support Unit
Richard Baron
Mr Richard Baron, Executive Director, 2050 Pathways Platform
Siddarth Pathak
Mr Siddarth Pathak, Director of Partnerships, 2050 Pathways Platform
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Mr Jigme, Team Lead, Mitigation and Transparency Support Unit, Mitigation, Data and Analysis Programme, UNFCCC Secretariat

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Participants and speakers at the workshop