July 2019 – January 2020
Suriname was the second country in the world to present an enhanced and ambitious climate plan at the December 2019 climate talks in Madrid. As key policy expert, I led a team from EQO-Nixus and ILACO tasked by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to support preparation of a new NDC with the government of Suriname.
This NDC is fully aligned with the Development Plan 2017 – 2021 and sectoral policies. It defines both mitigation and adaptation actions in four sectors (forests, electricity, transport and agriculture) to be taken in order to contribute to the global effort to achieve the objectives set up under the Paris Agreement.
Importantly, we prepared a project portfolio with investment opportunities of some US$ 692 million to align development partners and private finance with the NDC opportunities.