During the spring of 2018, the Swedish embassies in Vietnam, Cambodia, Tanzania, Zambia, and Uganda delivered a series of dialogue forums focused on the implementation of Nationally Determined Commitments (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement and the alignment of NDCs with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) worked with the Swedish Foreign Ministry under the direction of Sweden’s Ambassador for Climate Change, Lars Ronnås, to support the Swedish embassies in planning and delivering the dialogue forums. SEI participated in each of the forums, giving presentations and moderating dialogue sessions. The dialogue series is part of Sweden’s contribution to the NDC-Partnership, which is a coalition of countries and institutions working to mobilize support and achieve ambitious climate goals while enhancing sustainable development.

This report begins with an introduction of the objectives of the NDC-Partnership and the objectives and structure of Sweden’s dialogue forum series. The report then draws out common themes and insights from the five dialogue forums and noteworthy differences between countries. The specific context for each country event and key discussion points and takeaways are outlined country-by-country in the final five sections.