Starting Point – the NDC process
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The tools on this site help citizen groups to
provide inputs into your country’s climate change
strategy. The ‘nationally determined contribution’
on climate change requires countries to carry out
consultations with civil society and indigenous
peoples, and to adopt a transparency framework.
At the national level, the NDC will likely include a
menu of policy options and proposed programs.
The tools on this site focus on land – particularly
agriculture and forestry, food and conservation.
This section suggests tools for groups to develop
and use in pursuit of their own vision of a high-
ambition ‘nationally determined contribution’.
CLARA members can add their experiences and
tools to implement rights-based approaches to
land management, good for people and planet.
For Teachers & Students
Students can build their knowledge in different phases:
PREPARATION – what’s the NDC? Who’s in charge of preparing it? How can civil society groups express their ideas?
‘WHATS IN’ – looking at the draft NDC – What land use actions are proposed? What plans for consultation? What financial mechanisms?
AMBITION – build your knowledge; learn ‘what to ask for’ in the NDC; strengthen your group’s engagement.
Students can also focus on the themes woven through the different website phases based on specific topics of interest.
Watch this short video explaining site themes and phases.
Teachers, please also look at the Facilitation tools.
CLARA members can assist in adapting materials for use in national classrooms and civil society learning projects.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re building out a set of tools for Facilitators. To begin, check out the peoplesNDC map below. The arrows on the map correspond to 24 different climate action opportunities, emphasizing land-use sectors. This Facilitators Guide helps orient groups to those opportunities.
Video with more information about the map here.
Checklist For Climate Action
- Is there a clear opportunity for civil society engagement with the NDC? If there is a lack of opportunity, how will you raise this with your government?
- Is there a plan for PUBLIC PARTICIPATION? How do indigenous peoples, civil society groups, and local communities get involved in the NDC process?
- Is there a reasonable timetable associated with NDC planning and consultation? Have you made a note of dates, deadlines and processes for engagement, to plan your team-building and internal process towards input?
- Is the NDC Partnership working with your government on the NDC? Or other donors and technical assistance providers?
- What’s the plan for sharing information, to make sure everyone on the team has a general understanding of the current situation and opportunity related to addressing climate change in your country?
- Will your organization / movement discuss top priority areas in the NDC to focus on?
- Have you developed specific roles and areas of expertise within your team? Will the team have a coordinating group? A specific leader or leaders?
- Do you have an outreach plan to other stakeholder groups? Do you have a process to ensure that various sectors are represented in your engagement with the government?
- How will you address informational needs? Do you have a plan for reaching out to scientists, policy experts, other NGOs for information and support?