Waste NAMA to promote co-processing of municipal solid waste (MSW) based refused derived fuel (RDF) in cement kilns in India
In its Nationally Determined Contributions, India has committed to reduce the emission intensity of its GDP by 33 to 35 per cent by 2030 from 2005 level. The waste and forest sectors have been identified as priority areas to achieve such emission reduction. Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) are effective tools for achieving these objectives and additionally, the NAMA will provide important economic, social and environmental sustainable development co-benefits.
Costa Rican Coffee NAMA on its way to the first low-carbon coffee in the world
Costa Rica´s coffee harvest lasts from September to February, varying between the country´s different coffee regions. But even in the months with no harvest yet, the country´s coffee producers have been far from inactive: 50 mills and over 3,000 coffee farmers participated in a wide range of trainings and workshops offered by the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) Café de Costa Rica.
Ghana pilots corporate carbon footprint reporting for electricity sector
Ghana recently introduced a corporate emissions reporting programme to better capture emissions from the electricity sector. The GHG reporting programme trained mining and electricity production companies on carbon accounting techniques and is currently being piloted by the Volta River Authority (VRA), a state run power utility company and Ghana’s premier supplier of electricity.
Underway: Viet Nam reviews and updates its NDC
On June 28, 2017, Viet Nam launched a process to review and update its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC). A kick-off consultation workshop marked the beginning of this comprehensive task. By September 2019, it will conclude with Viet Nam’s submission of its revised NDC to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Latin American & Caribbean Regional Workshop on progress in transparency and accountability of NDCs
From 26th to 28th of September 2017, negotiatiors, MRV practitioners and NDC implementers from 12 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean, gathered in Costa Rica to exchange on progress in transparency and accountability of NDCs in the framework of 4th workshop of the Latin American and Caribbean Regional Group of the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement.
6th Annual Partnership Retreat discusses enhanced transparency framework
51 participants from 24 countries and representatives of a number of international organisations participated at the 6th Annual Partnership Retreat in Georgia to discuss "The Enhanced Transparency Framework, Ambition and National Implementation".
7th Regional Workshop of the Cluster Francophone in cooperation with FAO and IFDD, 28-30 August 2017, Rome/Italy
The Francophone Cluster of the Transparency Partnership organized in cooperation with FAO and the Francophone Institute for Sustainable Development (IFDD) a regional workshop in Rome on 28-30 August 2017. 57 participants from 22 francophone developing countries and 13 experts and representatives from the 7 organizers, international organizations and consultants focused on issues around the subject of “greenhouse-gas inventories in the energy and AFOLU sectors as a condition for the up-date and monitoring of NDCs”.
First Workshop of the Cluster Lusophone in Lisbon
On 19-21 June, the Cluster Lusophone of the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement hosted a workshop on Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) and transparency frameworks in Lisbon, Portugal. The workshop was organized by the UNDP/UNEP Global Support Program (GSP), the Governments of Brazil, Belgium and Germany with the additional support of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) and the Portuguese Government.
Flexible short-term support for NDC implementation
The NDC Support Cluster of the International Climate Initiative introduces its flexible advisory service for developing countries, the NDC Helpdesk. The Helpdesk provides easy to access, short-term support to deal with a number of challenges around NDC implementation in developing countries.
Tunisia makes progress towards NDC implementation in the building sector
Transport accounts for 23% of Vietnam’s total energy-based emissions and is highlighted as a focus area in the country’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC). As successful implementation of transport climate strategies rests upon the availability of comprehensive data and the application of sound assessment methods for emission reduction potentials, the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport is currently working on developing these.