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What are good NDC targets, and how can NDC targets be translated into action? How can countries be supported to scale up their efforts?

This online discussion, hosted by the NDC Partnership and organized by GIZ/SPA and PEEB brought experts and practitioners on buildings, energy and climate together to discuss these questions.

Buildings are responsible for 38% of total global energy-related CO2 emissions. They have a huge potential for adaptation and large co-benefits for employment, health, the economy and Green Recovery. Nevertheless, only 183 out of 3.864 implementation requests for support received by the NDC Partnership ask for support on buildings. This is also reflected in NDCs, while 53 countries mention energy efficient buildings in their NDCs, and 38 specifically call out building’s energy codes, concrete targets and implementation are lacking.

Building on GlobalABC’s Guide for incorporating Building Actions in NDCs, GBPN and PEEB presented work on an online toolkit for developing and implementing effective NDCs. This toolkit will be launched in summer on the GlobalABC website.

Vietnam’s Ministry of Construction presented its work on NDC implementation in the housing sector and a preparations for a green housing programme.

Participants agreed that there is an urgent need for more effective and concrete NDC targets for buildings, combined with long-term strategies. At the same time, this needs to be combined with more action to implement NDCs, through roadmaps with concrete steps, but also coordination and financing.

The presentations and recording of the session are available by clicking on the links. 

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