The aim of the programme is to build and strengthen capacities in participating countries in order to advance climate action. Since its inception in 2011, the programme focuses specifically on strengthening greenhouse gas inventory systems for more accurate and transparent climate data, the development of NAMAs and LEDS, and development and implementation of sectoral mitigation activities in select private and public spheres. To this end, customised advisory services are agreed upon and complemented with global and regional networking and advisory options, technical workshops and trainings. Shared challenges are discussed at global conferences and integrated into specialist publications. In response to emerging needs of the partner countries, programme pathways and institutional arrangements were used to support the development of INDC submissions in the lead up to the 2015 Paris Accord and subsequently in the planning for implementation of the Paris Agreement.