Tracking and Strengthening Climate Action (TASCA)
As of: August 2018
Objective and activities
Building upon the 'Measurement and Performance Tracking Project' (MAPT), this project focuses on providing governments with tools and resources to track the implementation and effects of their NDCs and the underlying policies that support them, as well as identifying further abatement opportunities that can inform future NDCs. In doing so, the Project arms countries with the ability to implement the MRV provisions of the Paris Agreement. Lessons learned will be fed into the UNFCCC to develop a robust system to track and report progress. The primary beneficiaries are the governments participating in the project, as they will have strengthened systems to track the implementation and effects of their NDCs, report their results accordingly to domestic and international constituencies, and prepare for future NDCs.
State of implementation/results
- An initial scoping assessment is close to being finalised and will be the basis for development of the work plan with the country.
- July/August 2017: Two workshops for companies on corporate reporting were held.
- November 2017: A workshop on the Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol was held.
- WRI’s in-country partner has almost finished the development of performance indicators for two policies: energy efficiency in mines and an incentives-related policy for encouraging investment in renewable energy projects, developed in close consultation with the National Mining and Energy Planning Unit (UPME) of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME).
- February 2018: A roundtable on electric mobility (Brainstorming Workshop: Accelerating E-Mobility in India) helped to bring together policy-makers and industry representatives to discuss electric vehicles (EV) in India, including detailed discussions on the state of preparedness of domestic manufacturing, battery technology, and charging infrastructure.
- The country work plan is being finalised and will include: support for the State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) on a mid-century development plan and enhancement of its Indonesia Vision 2045 model; sector-specific policy analysis technical background reports on: forestry, agriculture, fishery, industry, energy, transport, and others to inform the Indonesia Vision 2045 model; and development of the Climate Watch Indonesia platform.
- February 2017: Kick-Off Workshop at the Ministry of Environment (DEA) on Transparency and the Paris Agreement.
- September 2017: Training held at WRI in Washington, D.C., for DEA staff.
- Detailed UNFCCC transparency and accounting guidelines:
- Publication of a paper on the linkages between transparency and other Paris Agreement elements (www.wri.org/…).
- September 2017: A global workshop on accounting under the Paris Agreement was held in Cape Town.
- Production of an informal discussion document on information for clarity, transparency, and understanding.
- Publication of a paper on reporting under the Paris Agreement (www.wri.org/…).
- Publication of a paper on review under the Paris Agreement (www.wri.org/…).
- May 2017: The NDC Partnership Toolbox Navigator launched in Bonn is up and running.
- November/December 2017: Two feedback workshops with negotiators, technical experts and non-governmental organisations were held in Bonn on Climate Watch ahead of the official launch in December. Climate Watch is a new platform that offers comprehensive data for climate action (www.climatewatchdata.org).