Facilitating the Implementation of NDC Adaptation Goals through enhanced Multi-level Governance

With the Paris Agreement, the planning and implementation of adaptation action is central to achieve the countries’ goals set in their NDCs. While it is the responsibility of national government to achieve their goals, the implementation mostly occurs on local level.

This policy brief by GIZ argues that implementing and strengthening a multi-level governance approach is key to delivering climate resilience and hence to fulfill the adaptation commitments set in the NDCs. It is a synthesis of the findings of three case studies from Colombia, Indonesia and Mexico where an MLG approach has helped to advance the formulation and implementation of adaptation goals.