Norway has entered into an agreement to support a green transition in low-income countries, with the NDC Partnership, a global initiative to help countries achieve national climate commitments and ensure financial and technical assistance is delivered as efficiently as possible. The initiative was established in 2016 at COP22 in Marrakech and is a partnership between the World Resources Institute (WRI), United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).
The agreement between Norway and the NDC Partnership is operated through the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and UNOPS. The agreement will be effective from 2021 to 2025 with a total contribution of NOK70 million (US$8 million) from Norway.
According to Bård Vegar Solhjell, Director General of Norad, the partnership will play a crucial role in ensuring an effective implementation of climate measures in low-income countries.