Catalysing the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions in the context of the 2030 Agenda through South-South cooperation

A new report highlighting the role of South-South Cooperation in sustainable development and climate change challenges was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference SB46 (to 18 May) in Bonn. The report, called “Catalyzing the Implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions in the Context of the 2030 Agenda through South-South Cooperation,” was created in a joint effort by the United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General, and the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The study focuses on the linkages of national climate action plans (nationally determined contributions, or "NDCs") and sustainable development goals (SDGs), and highlights how a country can further climate action through South-South Cooperation. Developing countries can benefit significantly from southern solutions that can address both climate change and multiple development challenges through South-South Cooperation. A crucial focus is placed on how the priority areas outlined in countries’ nationally determined contributions (NDCs) can act as an entry point for South-South cooperation and can boost climate action and sustainable development. Continuing a step further, the report outlines how the implementation of NDCs which are based on national development priorities will generate substantial co-benefits for the achievement of the SDGs.