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Mainstreaming Climate Action into National Development Planning in the Arab Region

Amman, Jordan


The three-day expert group meeting was jointly organized by the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and ESCWA and was convened at the Kempinski Hotel in Amman, Jordan from 25 to 27 November 2019.
The overall objective is to enhance the capacity and knowledge of government officials from the Arab region on how to effectively mainstream climate action into national development plans. The meeting also aims to exchange knowledge and raise awareness on best practices and opportunities for mainstreaming climate action and NDCs into national development policies, strategies, programmes and practices.
More than 70 participants representing relevant ministries as well as experts from development banks and institutions engaged in supporting climate action in the Arab region, attended the meeting.

Session 01: Informing Climate Policy Frameworks in the Arab Region

Session 02: Sector Planning and National Development Planning for Enhanced Climate Action

Session 03: Working Groups on Climate Mainstreaming by Sector

Session 04: Policy Frameworks for Facilitating Climate Mainstreaming

Session 05: Means of Implementation for Advancing Climate Action

Session 06: Climate Finance, Budgeting and Expenditures Reviews

Session 07: Working Groups on Means of Implementation

Session 08: Advancing NDC Ambition and Implementation

Session 09: Mobilizing Resources for integrated Climate Action

Session 10: The Way Forward