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Information Matters: Capacity Building for Ambitious Reporting and Facilitation of International Mutual Learning through Peer-to-Peer Exchange

As of: March 2019

Objective and activities

Developing and emerging countries are expected to submit Biennial Update Reports (BURs) to the UNFCCC every two years. Information Matters aims at strengthening capacities for the preparation of high quality and ambitious reports in eight selected partner countries: Chile, the Dominican Republic, Ghana, the Philippines, Colombia, Egypt, Georgia and Viet Nam. Country-tailored consulting and trainings enable partner countries to institutionalise their MRV systems and enhance technical capacities, especially with regard to GHG inventories and reporting on mitigation actions. Sharing lessons learned and facilitating knowledge exchange on good practices through peer exchange is another key element of the project. Upon request, the project offers short-term support to additional countries under its flexible “Ad-hoc Facility”. Experiences gained from the project also provide insights to the UNFCCC negotiations and other related fora, e.g. the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement.

State of implementation/results

  • Phase I countries (2013-2016):
  • Chile: submission of 1st BUR in Dec. 2014 and completion of International Consultation and Analysis (ICA)-process in May 2016; submission of 2nd BUR in Nov. 2016; launched the Latin American Greenhouse Gas Inventory Network in 2016
  • Ghana: submission of 1st BUR in July 2015 and completion of ICA-process in May 2016; preparation of 2nd BUR
  • Dominican Republic: completion of GHG inventory for the year 2010 for the first time by national experts in 2015; current preparation of 1st BUR in coordination with 3rd National Communication (NC)
  • Philippines: development of the National Integrated Climate Change Database and Information Exchange System (NICCDIES); compilation of 1st BUR and 3rd NC integrated in updated national climate plan
  • Phase II countries (2016-2018):
  • Colombia: development of institutional arrangements for the 2nd BUR and enhancement of technical capacities of national staff
  • Georgia: participation in ICA process and preparation of 2nd BUR
  • Viet Nam: 2nd BUR under preparation and planned to be submitted in 2017
  • Egypt: Project in initiation phase
  • Two peer-to-peer exchange workshops between partner countries took place in 2015 and 2017, respectively
  • Knowledge products to support NAI countries:
  • Stock Taking Tool: Analytical tool to assess mitigation architecture and identify priorities for national MRV systems
  • BUR Process Guidance Tool: Guides countries through all relevant steps to compile their BUR and participate in the ICA
  • BUR Template: A document to support the development of BURs
  • Guide to support country preparation for the ICA
  • Study on the preparation of GHG inventories for the waste-sector
  • Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Mauritania, Namibia, Paraguay and Zambia have benefited from specific knowledge products Ad-hoc Facility support has been provided to Malaysia and Kyrgyzstan

Project data

Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Ghana, Philippines, Vietnam

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Partner institution(s):
  • Climate Change Commission (CCC) - Philippines, Environmental Protection Agency - Ghana, Ministry of Environment (MMA) - Chile, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection - Georgia, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MADS) - Colombia, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) - Viet Nam, Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs (MSEA) - Egypt, National Council for Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism - Dominican Republic
  • Climate Change Commission (CCC) - Philippines,Environmental Protection Agency - Ghana,Ministry of Environment (MMA) - Chile,National Council for Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism - Dominican Republic,Umweltbundesamt

BMU grant:
€ 6,725,000

05/2013 till 06/2019


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