MALAWI UNDERTAKES TO REVISE ITS NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS


MALAWI UNDERTAKES TO REVISE ITS NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS

MALAWI UNDERTAKES TO REVISE ITS NATIONALLY DETERMINED CONTRIBUTIONS

Malawi submitted its first INDC in 2015 covering a period of 25 years to 2040. Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) are country-specific pledges to drive climate action and ambition, in terms of targets and contributions to the achievement of the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Paris Agreement, in enhancing implementation of the UN Framework Climate Change Convention,  aims to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change, in the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty, by holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2˚C above pre-industrial levels, and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 ˚C above pre-industrial levels; and also to increasing the ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and foster climate resilience. NDCs are actions which Governments are required to undertake in mitigation, adaptation, and technology development and transfer to limit global warming and also to increase the countries’ adaptive capacity and resilience to impacts of climate change.

All Parties are required to submit revised NDCs by 2020 and every five years thereafter, regardless of their respective implementation time frames to enhance the ambition of the countries over time, represent a progression compared to the previous NDC and reflect the Paris Agreement’s highest possible ambition.


Stakeholder Consultations in the Southern Region, Malawi


In line with the international requirements, Government of Malawi has embarked on a participatory process to revise its NDCs. The process started with stakeholder consultations which have taken place in Zomba and Blantyre where District Executive Committees from the Eastern and Southern regions and representatives from the private sector from the regions were in attendance. More stakeholder engagement meetings will take place in Central and Northern Regions.

Stakeholders discuss during the consultations


More stakeholder engagement meetings will take place in Central and Northern Regions.

We invite everyone to read the current document which you can download here and make your contributions by email to [email protected] copy to [email protected]. You can make the contributions by responding to the following:


1. According to your knowledge and experience, what do you think are the gaps in the current NDC?

2. How do you think these gaps can be addressed in the NDC revision process?

3. What do you think are the key adaptation and Mitigation actions to be included in the NDC? Propose time frame for each action whether short term or long term, and types of resources (local or external) required for implementation.


Please submit your contributions by 15th December 2020.