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This report summarises the findings of the 3rd Global Climate Policy Conference (GCPC) held on the 13th and 14th July 2016 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The theme of GCPC 2016 was “Implementing the Paris Agreement: new research solutions for developing countries”. Despite the comprehensive and universal nature of the Paris Agreement, much support is still necessary to help developing countries deliver on their pledges. Specifically, there is a need to support the implementation of the INDCs, given technology and capacity gaps, as well as inadequate international climate finance.

This report reflects the order of the sessions and was developed on the basis of the proceedings. It is clear that Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate change, both in terms of environment and people’s needs. Much more has to be done to ensure that the Paris Agreement works for Africa and other developing countries.

The discussions revealed that, in terms of INDCs, African countries may have been ambitious but now lack resources, capacity and mechanisms for implementation, even where the political will is present and consistent.