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1 UNEP GEF and the Conventions Expanded Constituency Meeting, Belize City March 1-3, 2011

2 Enabling Activities Option to request Enabling Activities through Implementing Agencies is enshrined in GEF-5 Programming/Policy Documents

3 EAs in the Caribbean UNEP - 30 enabling activities across a number of focal areas and GEF, including: Biodiversity Climate Change Persistent Organic Pollutants National Capacity Self Assessments (NCSAs)

4 UNEP/GEF-5 Biodiversity Enabling Activities UNEP EA Umbrella Project under discussion with GEFSEC to include (a) fifth national report (b) revision of NBSAP (c) ??? 2 nd national Biosafety report (due later this year, so direct access option?)

5 UNEP/GEF-5 UNCCD Enabling Activities PRAIS I – Performance Review & Assessment of Implementation System ($2.5 M GEF, Jan 201-June 2011): indicators, guidelines & rprtg formats; assessment baseline & rprts; KM, M&E, dissemination Global Partnership (network of Regional Reference Centres) – CATIE & CEHI for the Caribbean

6 PRAIS II Assist countries with their 5 th national reporting (2012) – receiving support at country level ….. UNEP is currently working with the UNCCD Secretariat and the GM on the development of the partnership to continue in its capacity efforts, eg. provide assistance to countries that choose to report on the entire set of impact indicators in 2012.

7 UNEP/GEF-5 Climate Change Enabling Activities Option for Direct Access thru GEF Secretariat or thru Implementing Agencies. Tailored modalities under Discussion with GEF Secretariat

8 GEF-4 CC Natl Communications Project objectives: Support countries develop the next round of National Communications, with a focus on strengthened reporting national efforts aimed at making national communications relevant for policy making. Main activities: National stocktaking and stakeholder consultations Climate change enabling activities, including National Communications. National Communications Support Programme National Communications

9 GEF-4 CC Natl Communications Main achievements so far: 25 Initial National Communication submitted to the UNFCCC 35 Second National Communication being drafted or submitted to UNFCCC 20 Third National Communications under preparation

10 GEF-4 CC Natl Communications Main partners: National governments, UNDP, UNFCCC, GEF, regional centers of excellence. Total budget:US$ 26 M GEF collaboration benefits: Timely and high quality National Communications Comprehensive, quantitive data on emissions useful for UNFCCC negotiations Cost effectiveness/ innovative aspects: Full agreed or incremental costs for National Communications.

11 UNEP/GEF-5 Persistent Organic Pollutants Enabling Activities STATUS: 8 (?) countries have submitted NIPs POPs and involved in GEF-5 UNEP NIPS IMP project / 3 countries have advanced NIPs drafts & need to submit. GEF-5 NIPs updates modalities (Unido charged with NIP updates Guidelines) to be discussed w/ GEF Secretariat.

12 Funds for adaptation 12

13 UNEP strengths and Niche Development in Adaptation Assisting governments and local communities in building resilience of vulnerable ecosystems and economies through adaptation actions and ensuring that adaptation measures are environmentally sound and sustainable. Three mutually-supportive key pillars were identified to support UNEPs Niche: Building key adaptive capacity of developing world Increasing ecosystem resilience and reducing the risk of climate- related disasters Mobilizing and using knowledge for adaptation planning

14 Uneps Work on Adaptation Contributed substantially to the IPCC Working Group II report in its fourth assessment on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability, through the multi-million dollar GEF project Assessment of Impacts and Adaptation to Climate Change (AIACC, 2002-2007), including building technical capacity for 35 LDCs. Supported the completion of National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPAs) for 15 LDCs and is assisting them for the implementation of priorities identified under the NAPAs. Assisted 38 developing countries to conduct comprehensive vulnerability assessments and identify adaptation options through the process of preparation of National Communications. Completed recently the Economic Analysis of Adaptation Options in Africa. UNEP has recently initiated a Global Network for Adaptation, a knowledge based approach which aims to support adaptation activities under the UNFCCC; UNEP has initiated a global assessment on the impact of climate change on environmentally induced migration,

15 Uneps Work on Adaptation UNEP has recently launched the Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) as one of the flagships under climate change. It is an approach to work with nature to build resilience of vulnerable ecosystems and use ecosystem services for adaptation and disaster risk reduction. It will support countries for adaptation actions with the following key services and products: Methods, tools, guidelines and good practices to assess ecosystem vulnerabilities; Piloting, experimenting and demonstrating EBA at ecosystem and community level; National impact and vulnerability assessment of targeted ecosystems; Collection, packaging and dissemination of good practices through the Global Adaptation Network

16 UNEP/GEF portfolio on Adaptation UNEP/GEF Adaptation portfolio driven by: Source of funding available: GEF, LDCF, SCCF, AF Operational guidance of the Funds Requests from countries Countrys readiness to execute Availability of technical expertise within DGEF and other divisions The need for support in areas which fall under UNEPs comparative advantage and PoW. Areas of intervention: Early Warning Systems and Disaster Risk Management; Coastal protection; Ecosystem management ; Capacity building and Knowledge management

17 ADAPTATION UNEP - GEF V UNEP will continue assisting countries accessing LDCF and SCCF Revising their NAPAs, if need be (as mandated by Cancun decision on LDCF) Implementing their NAPAs and /or priorities identified under NCs, TNAs with a focus on the Ecosystem Based Adaptation Developing the tools for the resilience building of the Global Environmental Benefits.

18 TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER The Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) Project assists select countries world-wide in determining their technology priorities regarding mitigation of GHG emissions and adaptation to climate change. The GEF financed TNA Project is implemented by UNEP and executed by UNEPs Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) and the UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC). Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE)UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC)

19 TNAs: Accelerated Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies in Selected Countries Project objectives: Expanded TNAs for the implementation of mitigation and adaptation tech action plans. Main activities: Sensitization and awareness raising at high political level and of key players in countries in the climate change area Fast-starting implementation of policies, legislative instruments, new financing mechanisms and other critical measures specified in technology action plans Strengthening domestic technical capacities for absorption and long-term diffusion of proven low carbon technologies Main achievements so far: Currently, 36 countries are being supported to conduct technology needs assessments and prepare technology action plans under the GEF-funded Global TNA project. Pilot phase involving 15 countries, the following have been achieved: Inception, awareness creation and capacity building workshops held National experts trained on the use of updated TNA Handbook including - Methodology for technology prioritization, Use of technology database and the preparation of Technology Fact Sheets, Use of multi-criteria analysis and financial analysis tools Templates for the preparation of TNAs and Technology Action Plans prepared The first of seven guidebooks have been published – namely Technology for Climate Change Adaptation: Coastal Erosion and Flooding Project website ( is Second round countries from the Caribbean: Dominican Republic and Cuba Main partners: Appropriate regional and national public institutions (ministries, agencies), national and international financial institutions, and UNEP Risoe Center. Total budget: US$ 24M Budget available: US$ 8M GEF collaboration benefits: By 2015, priority clean tech projects will be implemented in six countries, in the manufacturing, energy and transport sectors, and technology cooperation partnerships will be strengthened. Cost effectiveness/ innovative aspects: Significant C0 2 emissions reductions from baseline levels in the participating countries Increased public investments in demonstration and deployment of low carbon technologies Increased private investments in diffusion of low carbon technologies 19

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