Cooling in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)

(New York)

Since 2016, the number of countries including HFCs in their NDC GHG mitigation target has more than doubled, from 51 to 105. Nearly 90% of the parties that include HFCs in their NDC target also have ratified the Kigali Amendment. Despite the commitment to phase down HFCs, only 17 countries include a specific HFC target or assessment of mitigation potential. 

While 12 of these have ratified the Kigali Amendment, these countries represent less than 10% of all parties that have ratified the Kigali Amendment and submit their NDC to the UNFCCC. Additionally, in 2023 just 27% of countries identify HFC mitigation measures. This side event will invite experts and countries on How to Include Targeted Cooling Measures to Support countries' NDCs Economy-Wide Target.


6:00-6:30:   Dinner    
6:30-6:45:    Opening    Mr. Makoto Kato, CCAC Co-Lead, Japan
6:45-7:00:    Overview of Cooling in NDCs    Ms. Denise San Valentin, CCAC Secretariat
7:00-7:15:    Approaches and Tools Available on Integrating Cooling in NDCs    Ms. Franziska Schmittner, GIZ Proklima
7:15-7:35:    Panel Discussion on Country Experiences

Country representatives will respond to any two of the following questions:
•    In your perspective, what are the benefits of integrating cooling in Nationally Determined Contributions? 
•    Based on your country's experience, what are major challenges, opportunities and solutions in integrating cooling in NDCs?
•    How can we encourage more countries to integrate cooling in NDCs?   

Mr. Pak Sokharavuth, Cambodia
Mr. Marindany Kirui, Kenya
Ms. Natasha Nakasone, Micronesia
Mr. Idris Abdullahi Ishaka, Nigeria
Mr. Nguyen Nam, Vietnam

7:35-7:55:   Open Discussion    
7:55-8:00:  Closing

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