The national workshop “Stop and reflect ahead of COP28: National Annual Stock-take of NDC Implementation Progress”, organized jointly by the Ministry of Environment and UNDP in Armenia, in the frames of “EU4Climate” and “Climate Promise” projects, took place on 30 October.
The workshop aimed at building a dialogue between the Government, private and public sector, donor organizations, implementing and development partners to facilitate harmonized and effective implementation of joint actions and projects towards the fulfillment of the country’s commitments under Paris Agreement.
In 2023, the 28th Conference of the Parties will be held in the United Arab Emirates. The conference will summarize the progress made towards the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The first global inventory aims to help coordinate climate action and efforts, including taking action to close progress gaps.
Welcoming the participants, Mr. Hakob Simidyan, the Minister of Environment, emphasized the importance of periodic consultations of the Government with the international partners on national climate priorities and needs.
"Climate change is a global challenge that crosses borders and transcends politics. It is not a mere responsibility that can be borne by only one nation or group of nations. Therefore, to achieve our common goal, correcting the direction of the global course is imperative. Therefore, "COP28 UAE", as the next step of our collective journey, calls on the world to unite, act, and fulfill", said Nariman Mohammed Sharif AlMulla, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to the Republic of Armenia.
The Resident Representative of UNDP in Armenia, Natia Natsvlishvili, highly appreciated the long-term cooperation between UNDP in Armenia and the Government of Armenia aimed at developing the priority areas of Armenia.
"This event, organized ahead of COP28, is a good opportunity to review the work done in the country towards the implementation of climate agenda and to discuss with the partners the possibilities of increasing efficiency at policy and program levels. As the first Global Stocktake (GST) in COP28 will provide a comprehensive overview of progress in implementing the Paris Agreement, it is critical to understand where we are now and what measures need to be taken to address the existing gaps", mentioned Ms. Natsvlishvili.
The topics discussed during the workshop included the policy framework for climate change mitigation and adaptation and the scope of activities, the tools for creating legal, economic, technical and institutional prerequisites and support mobilization in this process, and the capacity building activities for state and non-state actors.
October 31, 2023 at 16:34