Tracking and Strengthening Climate Action (TASCA)
As of: January 2020
Objective and activities
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 will arm countries with the ability to implement the MRV provisions of the Paris Agreement. Lessons learned will be fed into the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (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. In this context, 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 these sectoral roadmaps and trained Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC) staff on the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) of the Paris Agreement.
- August/September 2019: Workshops held to finalise new MRV database and trained sectoral EFCCC staff.
- Support to NDC updating and development of a Long-Term Low Greenhouse Gas Emission Development Strategy (LTS); Collaboration with the 2050 Pathways Platform and Agence Française de Développement (AFD).
- Project supports improved MRV including through workshops for companies on corporate GHG accounting and reporting and the development of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) guidelines in 2017.
- Indicators were 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.
- 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 is supporting the Government of India’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) to build a data visualization platform to demonstrate the landscape of energy efficiency systems across different sectors.
- August 2019: India’s Climate Explorer was made public following a beta introduction in March.
- 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. Focus group discussions with water sector experts have been hosted.
- WRI has been assisting BAPPENAS’s Low Carbon Development Indonesia (LCDI) initiative, identifying key low carbon policies to be included and considered into the next Medium-Term National Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020-2024.
- March 2019: Climate Watch Indonesia was launched, including information on historical GHG emissions at the national and subnational level, national context, and Indonesia’s climate targets.
- 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. A workshop was held in October 2018 to present the South Africa national climate data platform. In December 2018, the new online data platform was launched as part of South Africa’s Climate Change Response M&E System.
- With WRI support, DEA 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, being rolled out across the country.
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 (www.climatewatchdata.org).
- 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 long-term strategies at the NDC Global Conference in Berlin in 2019.
*July 2018: Held a global workshop on LTS in Bangkok, Thailand, where more than 40 countries attended (www.wri.org/…).
- January-September 2019: Building on the 2018 webinar series, WRI hosted several webinars related to transparency (www.youtube.com/…).
- May 2017: Mapping the Linkages Between the Transparency Framework and other Provisions of the Paris Agreement (www.wri.org/…).
- June 2017: Informal discussion document on information for clarity, transparency, and understanding.
- November 2017: Reporting under the Paris Agreement (www.wri.org/…).
- August 2018: Key Requirements for the Implementing Guidelines (www.wri.org/…).
- March 2019: Building Capacity for the Paris Agreement’s Enhanced Transparency Framework (www.wri.org/…).