Boosting ambition and implementation of NDCs through circularity – A practical toolbox


5th Capacity-building Hub, Zone B6, Building 79
United Arab Emirates

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Circular economy event cop28

The project “Building circularity into Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)” is coordinated by UNDP, UNEP’s One Planet Network Secretariat, and UNFCCC secretariat. It aims to support countries to assess, integrate, implement and track circular economy interventions in their revised NDCs to enhance ambition and accelerate implementation, while supporting a just and inclusive transition. The UN partners have co-developed a digital toolbox platform and user guide, with the toolbox currently being piloted in three countries under UNDP's Climate Promise (Ecuador, Viet Nam and Zimbabwe).

Donors of the project are the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund.

This event, taking place at COP28, will provide an opportunity to:

  • Showcase the toolbox as a practical, interactive platform and one-stop-shop for countries to help strengthen their NDC targets through circular economy, while providing key insights into the importance of mitigating GHG emissions from the whole life-cycle of materials consumed and produced;
  • Serve as a platform for countries to demonstrate their work on building circularity into their revised NDCs for increased ambition; and
  • Share perspectives from UN agencies and other partners on unlocking opportunities and efforts to build capacities for enhanced climate ambition and NDC implementation through circular economy