Integrating Climate Action into National Development Planning

With the adoption of the Paris Agreement, SDGs, Sendai Framework and Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the next challenge is to implement these agreements in a coherent way at the national level. While there are many guides, tools and initiatives out there on NDCs and climate finance, there is a need for guidelines relating NDCs and climate finance more closely to the development agenda in countries, and to the role of bilateral donors. This guide maps out the linkages made between the SDGs and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), unpacks the process for updating and implementing NDCs, explores SDG implementation and extracts lesson learned, focuses on alignment between the SDGs and NDCs at the national level and presents entry points and good practices for linking SDG and NDC implementation. The guide also looks at the options for financing NDC and SDG implementation and the role of bilateral donors and agencies in supporting NDC and SDG planning and implementation.