28 of November 2016

ECREEE joins USAID to launch NDC Leaders Compact: Countries Leading the Way on Climate Action at COP22

ECREEE is working in collaboration with and the support of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) through the Clean Energy Solutions Center (CESC) of the United States of America in an initiative called NDC Leadership Compact. The initiative aims to deliver Policy and Programme support to selected countries in the ECOWAS and around the globe with the intent to accelerate the implementation of their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC).

Aside of ECREEE, other countries have been chosen as Leaders in NDC implementation such as Colombia, Nigeria, Kenya and Morocco. The Launch of this initiative on 14th November 2016 at the US Centre of the COP22 Village was spearheaded by USAID on behalf of the government of the United States of America and was attended by ECREEE and some of the selected countries. 

In advance of the 2015 COP21 Paris Agreement, many developing countries, including ECOWAS Member States outlined their post-2020 climate actions to reduce GHG emissions, in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). With the ratification of the Paris Agreement and the coming into force of the said agreement, the INDCs are now officially known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The UNFCCC COP22 was dubbed conference for the modalities of implementation of the formulated NDCs and other negotiations on the way forward.

Learn more about the launch of the initiative here.

Watch the launch of the initiative here.

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