Training local trainers in Algeria to enhance national knowledge of GHG inventories in the waste sector
Local capacities in Algeria have been strengthened on a sustainable basis by training local trainers in GHG inventories and mitigation options in the waste sector. The local trainers trained in May 2019 did not wait long to deliver their first capacity-building training and kick-off workshop, doing so the very next month for Algerian actors involved directly and indirectly in compiling the GHG inventory in the waste sector for Algeria’s first Biennial Update Report (BUR) and third National Communication (NC).
Chile introduces MRV tool for renewable energies
In Chile a monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) tool has been implemented to quantify the contribution that small- and large-scale renewable energy projects make to mitigating greenhouse gases.
Climate Helpdesk provides short-term support to countries for NDCs, Transparency and LEDS
The newly launched Climate Helpdesk is a Service implemented by GIZ integrating LEDS GP, the NDC Cluster and PATPA, in cooperation with the NDC Partnership under one roof. The service can provide support ranging from remote action to short-term support in the country encompassing between 5.000€ and 30.000€.
GIZ Publication on NDCs and the Enhanced Transparency Framework
In June, GIZ published the paper “Next steps under the Paris Agreement and the Katowice Climate Package”. The document provides guidance to policy makers and practitioners on key steps and challenges in the development, implementation and maintenance of NDCs, as well as the new transparency requirements under the Paris Agreement.
Information Matters final Side Event @ SB50 in Bonn: Co-Benefits of climate reporting
A final side event by the IKI-funded project Information Matters took place at SB50 in Bonn. The event was an opportunity to highlight the results and countries’ lessons learnt following the support through the project. Representatives of 5 partner countries gave insights on challenges, benefits and capacity gaps within their national MRV systems.
Building capacity to support countries fulfil reporting requirements
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) just concluded the inception phase of a new project aimed at helping countries to overcome the challenges posed by the reporting requirements under the Paris Agreement, with focus on the agriculture sectors.
What’s new in the Good Practice Database?
The Global NDC Conference , which took place from 12-14 June 2019 in Berlin, has given new impetus to the debate on how to increase the pace and scale of change to bring NDCs in line with the Paris Agreement. To assist this change,…
Pacific Alliance: market and non-market approaches for achieving the NDCs
In March 2019 the Pacific Alliance’s Technical Subgroup on MRV held discussions on the role of market and non-market approaches for achieving the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). Two key findings from the talks were that (a) market-based mechanisms are important but need to be complemented with other policies and (b) transparency must be demonstrated in both measurement methodologies and emission-reduction adjustments.
The road to better air and lower emissions in South Africa
Simultaneously addressing climate change and air pollution promises to be the single best approach to limit global warming to 1.5°C while, at the same time, providing desirable health benefits. National and local air quality management plans – described here for Johannesburg and Tshwane (South Africa) – will play an important role in the implementation of this co-benefits approach.
Systems for monitoring and evaluating climate change adaptation are key to progress on relevant goals at national level
Climate change experts and public officials from the Latin America and the Caribbean region discussed the monitoring and evaluation of adaptation as part of the EUROCLIMA+ programme.