GNI+

The Global NDC Implementation Partners

The Paris Agreement marked a new era in climate policy, and with it, a new imperative to accelerate climate action. Effective implementation of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) will drive the roll-out of low-carbon, climate-resilient infrastructure and economy-wide transformation,  financed by significant, mostly private, investment. To meet their goals, developing countries need support to mobilize public and private finance quickly, and at scale. Delay will increase the economic cost and threaten the feasibility of the Paris goals.

Combining the strengths of three world-leading organizations – Climate Policy Initiative, Baker McKenzie, and AECOM – GNI+ provides governments with the best available policy, technical, financial, governance, and legal expertise to support the implementation of their NDCs. GNI+ also supports governments as they work to mobilize private investment and create long-term, sustainable growth and development.

By delivering practical, concrete actions in multiple geographies, GNI+: reforms legal, policy, financial, institutional, and governance frameworks; stress-tests the designs of infrastructure projects; and develops financial tools and instruments to de-risk investment and mobilize private finance at scale. GNI+ maximizes impact by building on its partners existing collaborations with governments, multilateral agencies, and private investors to facilitate climate action by enhancing current national strategies and initiatives.

GNI+ in Kenya

GNI+in Kenya is a three-year program funded by the German International Climate Initiative (IKI). GNI+ will work in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, through the Climate Change Directorate (CCD), and in collaboration with the National Treasury and relevant sectoral ministries and other public and private stakeholders to help the Government of Kenya achieve its NDC goals. GNI+will provide expert legal, technical, and financial advice to:

-Support the creation of enabling environments to scale up public and private investment;
-Build bankable low-carbon and climate-resilient project pipelines;
-Improve governance and transparency through the creation of robust and enforceable regulations
-Support clear decision-making procedures that provide investor confidence; and
-Build national capacity.

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Contact

For more information about GNI+, please contact GNIplus@cpiclimatefinance.org.

What makes GNI+ unique?

Action-oriented

GNI+ partners – Climate Policy Initiative, Baker & McKenzie, and AECOM – have a proven ability to implement actions on the ground. With the skills and experience to draft policy and legislation, assess the technical feasibility of infrastructure projects, access public finance, engage private investors, and design public-private financial instruments, GNI+ will deliver tangible implementation actions.

Private Sector Focus with Public Sector Expertise

GNI+plus combines public and private sector experts with a deep understanding of their goals, requirements, and processes. GNI+ can, therefore, facilitate public–private engagement and support the design of effective policies and financial instruments to mobilize private investment and enable the private sector to take up low-carbon, climate-resilient investment opportunities.

Speed and Responsiveness

GNI+ partners’ long history of in-country expertise and operational presence on the ground in 162 countries means that we are well suited to accelerate NDC implementation. GNI+ is a flexible initiative that can keep pace with the private sector; our experts can respond to identify needs, fix gaps, and complement other national and international actors – offering bespoke solutions with potential to scale. We will promote swift, effective action by collaborating with other actors to maximize synergies, build on lessons learned, and avoid duplication.

Supporting National Ownership & Building Capacity

By understanding the importance of NDC implementation to be nationally driven, GNI+ will make a sustainable, long-term impact. We have extensive local networks and existing collaborations with national governments, communities, NGOs, development banks, and investors. By using a ‘train the trainer’ model we aim to ensure local policy-makers, lawyers, economists, engineers, and others are able to take ownership of the NDC implementation plan.

Global Reach

GNI+ partners are also deeply connected at a global level, with many existing collaborations with global actors – from UN bodies to multilateral agencies, development banks, climate funds, and international investors. This enables us to advise national governments on the requirements of international law; international climate finance flows, actors, and processes to support access to finance for NDC implementation and the requirements of the Paris Agreement.