Leveraging NDCs to increase climate action in the COVID-19 Recovery in South Asian Countries

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) jointly organized a webinar entitled Leveraging Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in the COVID-19 Recovery in South Asian Countries on 25th February 2021 via Google Meet at 11:00 India Standard Time.

This regional webinar aimed at enhancing the understanding of the twin challenges of climate change and COVID-19 as well as the opportunities of pursuing a low-carbon and climate-resilient recovery. Experts from UNFCCC Secretariat and the NDC Partnership Programme also joined the above webinar and shared their insights on the above topic with the participants from member states.

The webinar also provided an ideal platform for the countries to share experiences and learn from each other on how countries in South Asia integrate climate considerations into recovery planning and also the impact COVID-19 has on NDC implementation/updating at the national level. The event was successfully concluded with the participation of more than 20 high-level participants from SACEP member states representing both the Ministry of Environment as well as the Ministry of Health.