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Unep gef and the conventions expanded constituency meeting belize city march 1 3 2011


GEF and the Conventions

Expanded Constituency Meeting, Belize City March 1-3, 2011

Enabling activities
Enabling Activities

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

Eas in the caribbean
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)

Unep gef 5 biodiversity enabling activities
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) ??? 2nd national Biosafety report (due later this year, so direct access option?)

Unep gef 5 unccd enabling activities
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

Prais ii

Assist countries with their 5th 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.

Unep gef 5 climate change enabling activities
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

Gef 4 cc nat l communications
GEF-4 CC Nat’l 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

Gef 4 cc nat l communications1
GEF-4 CC Nat’l 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

Gef 4 cc nat l communications2
GEF-4 CC Nat’l 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.

Unep gef 5 persistent organic pollutants enabling activities
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.

Unep strengths and niche development in adaptation
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 UNEP’s 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

Unep s work on adaptation
Unep’s 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,

  • Unep s work on adaptation1
    Unep’s 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

    Unep gef portfolio on adaptation
    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

    • Country’s readiness to execute

    • Availability of technical expertise within DGEF and other divisions

    • The need for support in areas which fall under UNEP’s comparative advantage and PoW.

      Areas of intervention: Early Warning Systems and Disaster Risk Management; Coastal protection; Ecosystem management ; Capacity building and Knowledge management

    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.

    Technology transfer http tech action org
    TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERhttp://tech-action.org

    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 UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) and the UNEP Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development (URC).