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Tracking and strengthening climate action (TASCA)

As of: December 2020

Efficient nationally determined contribution (NDC) tracking systems are necessary for demonstrating and reporting progress. Existing measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) systems must be strengthened to this end. The project provides partner countries with instruments and resources for their governments to track the implementation and impact of their NDCs and underlying policies. It also identifies further mitigation opportunities as a basis for future NDCs. Countries can implement the MRV requirements of the Paris Agreement and report their results on both national and international levels. The partner countries thus become regional and global centres of excellence for communicating successful MRV methods. Lessons learned will be fed into the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to develop of a robust system to track and report progress of mitigation measures within the framework of the NDCs. The project also supports the NDC Partnership and its Support Unit.

State of implementation/results


  • March 2019: Finalised Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) gap assessment, training needs assessment, and drafted sectoral Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Strategy implementation roadmaps.
  • April 2019: Workshop held to validate sectoral roadmaps and trained the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) of the Paris Agreement.
  • August/September 2019: Workshops held to finalise new MRV database and train sectoral staff.
  • Project supports NDC updating and development of a Long-Term Low Greenhouse Gas Emission Development Strategy (LTS): Collaboration with the 2050 Pathways Platform and Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).
  • December 2019: Finalised MRV tool and user manual and trained ministry staff.
  • January 2020: Peer exchange workshop held between Ethiopia and South Africa on developing an LTS.


  • Project supports improved corporate MRV including workshops and guideline development.
  • Indicators developed for six policies/initiatives at sub-national level and for two national policies.
  • July 2019: Following a workshop held in March 2019, completed the final draft document proposing a design for a mandatory GHG reporting programme in Colombia.
  • September 2019: Agreed to new scope of work to provide technical support in the development process of the LTS.
  • September-November 2019: Two workshops were held related to the LTS.
  • TASCA in-country staff support consultation and analysis of existing sectoral policies, plans and medium and long-term mitigation studies relevant to the objective of carbon neutrality.


  • Project supports research on electric mobility.
  • Several workshops held in 2018 on modelling of India’s climate policy, including the launch of the Energy Policy Simulator (EPS). A technical note explaining the model was published in January 2019.
  • WRI along with GIZ supported the Government of India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to build a prototype for the Urja Dakshata Information Tool (UDIT), to demonstrate the landscape of energy efficiency systems across different sectors and launch in March 2020 (…).
  • August 2019: India’s Climate Explorer was made public following a beta introduction in March.
  • October 2019: A webinar was held to discuss the paper on Renewable Energy (RE) Economic Rate of Return (…).
  • January 2020: EPS 2.1 was released and can analyse cost-effective policy packages for India’s NDC enhancement in the short-/medium-term.
  • Extending economic analysis of RE technologies to the subnational level conducting research in Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Assam.


  • Project supports the State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) on a mid-century development plan and enhancement of its Indonesia Vision 2045 model.
  • Research with the Centre for Sustainable Energy & Resources Management (CSERM) of the Universitas Nasional (National University) identified experts and modellers from key sectors to discuss baselines and policy implementation.
  • WRI assists BAPPENAS’s Low Carbon Development Indonesia (LCDI) initiative, identifying key low carbon policies to be considered into the next Medium-Term National Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020-2024.
  • March 2019: Climate Watch Indonesia was launched.
  • September 2019-January 2020: An expert panel has been selected and has met to explore the potential contribution of selected sectors to enhancing the ambition of Indonesia’s NDC. Staff will publish a paper on opportunities for enhancing the NDC, and experts have drafted chapters on transportation, waste and agriculture.

South Africa:

  • WRI and the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) developed a South Africa data portal to visualise data from the Biennial Update Report (BUR) and national climate reports. Staff have been trained to use this BUR visualisation platform.
  • With WRI support, DEFF completed the most recent National GHG Inventory and third BUR, which were published on the UNFCCC website in June 2019.
  • WRI is also supporting the implementation of the mandatory GHG reporting regulation for companies and facilities.
  • June 2019: M&E guidelines for measuring policy impacts have been published (…).
  • October 2019: Government developed an online reporting system to improve implementation of the GHG reporting regulation.
  • December 2019: Government presented the new Climate Change Tracking & Evaluation System at COP25.
  • January 2020: Peer exchange workshop held between Ethiopia and South Africa on developing an LTS.

Detailed UNFCCC transparency and accounting guidelines:

  • Two global workshops on accounting under the Paris Agreement were held in Cape Town in 2017 and 2018. --May 2017: The NDC Partnership Toolbox Navigator was launched in Bonn.
  • November/December 2017: Feedback on Climate Watch ahead of the official launch in December. Climate Watch is a new platform that offers comprehensive data for climate action (
  • WRI supports IKI NDC Support Cluster partners and activities including co-hosting a workshop on transparency held in Washington, D.C. in June 2018; presenting at the Annual Partnership Retreat of the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris in 2017 and 2018; and coordinating several sessions on MRV, NDC enhancement, and LTS at the NDC Global Conference in Berlin in 2019.
  • July 2018: Held a global workshop on LTS in Bangkok, Thailand (…).
  • January-December 2019: Hosted several webinars related to transparency and all webinars are now available on-demand (…).
  • Media trainings, webinar, and communications outreach on Article 6 prior to COP25 (…).


  • May 2017: Mapping the Linkages Between the Transparency Framework and other Provisions of the Paris Agreement (…).
  • June 2017: Informal discussion document on information for clarity, transparency, and understanding.
  • November 2017: Reporting under the Paris Agreement (…).
  • November 2017: Review under the Paris Agreement (…).
  • August 2018: Key Requirements for the Implementing Guidelines (…).
  • September 2018: Accounting under the Paris Agreement (…).
  • March 2019: Building Capacity for the Paris Agreement’s Enhanced Transparency Framework (…).
  • September 2019: Enhancing NDCs: A Guide to Strengthening National Climate Plans (…).
  • December 2019: Making Sense of Article 6: Key Issues and What's at Stake (…).
  • March 2020: Implementing Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) (

Further Links

Project data

Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, South Africa

Implementing organisation:
World Resources Institute (WRI)

Political partner(s):
  • Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) - India
  • Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) - South Africa
  • Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC) - Ethiopia
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) - India
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) - Colombia
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy - India
  • State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) - Indonesia

BMU grant:
13.882.520,00 €

11/2016  till  05/2021


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