Setting up the institutional capacities for the implementation of Tunisia's NDCs
As of: May 2021
Tunisia has submitted ambitious NDCs, pursuing a sustainable route to achieving low emissions. However, solid institutions and appropriate processes must be established in the Ministry of the Environment and within the relevant sector authorities if the country is to achieve these lower emissions targets. The project supports these institutions in setting up the necessary structures and teaching them the relevant knowledge and skills. This results in efficient emissions management and corresponding GHG reductions. The project also develops regional tracking approaches for NDCs, which are used to draw up regional GHG inventories and set targets for emission reduction. Experiences gained from the national measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) programme and the specially developed tools can be easily transferred to other regions (governorates) in Tunisia. Special features here also include a diverse, holistic set of methodological instruments, including policy advice and demonstration components. /
State of implementation/results
- Organization of the official Tunisian side event at COP25 ("How to raise NDC ambition through the energy sector") in cooperation with the National Energy Authority (ANME) and the Ministry of Local Affairs and Environment (MALE).
- Organization of a online seminar series and a Workshhop in the framework of the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (Cluster Francophone) for scenario building in the context of updates of the National Climate Change Contributions (NDCs).
- High-level kick-off and planning workshop with around 100 participants from various sectors, public and private, including financial institutions and mayors.
- Initiation of a working group for NDC implementation in the energy sector.
- Initiation of a regular newsletter on climate-related developments in Tunisia.
- Study on the socio-economic, environmental and climate related impacts of the Covid-19 crisis in Tunisia and lessons learned for a green recovery.