Tracking and Strengthening Climate Action (TASCA)
As of: March 2019
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
- A scoping assessment has been finalised on needs related to transparency, Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) enhancement, and Long-Term Low Greenhouse Gas Emission Development Strategies (hereinafter: Long-Term Strategies, LTS).
- June 2018: WRI held a workshop with Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEFCC) to further refine the scope of work of activities under the project. Project support to Ethiopia will have three primary components: Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) support for tracking NDC progress; support for developing sectoral implementation roadmaps for achievement of the NDC and Climate-Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Strategy; and support for MEFCC to revise their NDC and prepare a long-term low emissions and development strategy.
- MOU between MEFCC and WRI for the project implementation signed.
- October 2018: Kick-off workshop with MEFCC and other ministry representatives.
- A detailed workplan for TASCA is currently being developed for updating the NDC and preparing a long-term low greenhouse gas emissions development strategy long-term strategy (LTS); TASCA will likely collaborate with the 2050 Pathways Platform and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) on LTS support.
- 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.
- Regional climate change plans have been reviewed and two plans were selected for in-depth development of performance indicators to support work to apply M&E guidelines developed in 2017 at the subnational level. Indicators were developed for six policies/initiatives identified in two selected climate change plans for the city of Cali and department (region) of César.
- WRI’s in-country partner is completing 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).
- WRI working to develop options for designing a mandatory reporting system in Colombia and planning for a series of stakeholder consultations to seek inputs.
- February 2018: A round table 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.
- Project team has developed impact assessment methodologies for health, employment, land use, water use, climate change and possibly energy security impacts. The next step will be to input country-specific data in the developed methodologies to monetise/assess impacts.
- An India-specific data platform is being developed which will focus on climate policies and their impacts.
- Discussions underway with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) on developing a data portal to showcase energy efficiency data.
- November 2018: Workshop to bring together policy stakeholders and researchers for a conversation on how models can be used to inform India’s energy and climate policy debates (sessions on launching the new Energy Policy Solutions India model and discussing sustainable development linkages, demand side transitions, and future modeling efforts on managing uncertainty and translating model results to subnational levels).
- 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.
- The project team has begun work on spatial dynamic modelling which will include development of an interface feedback system to combine analysis from the Indonesia Vision 2045 system with spatial dynamics and display data through a Web GIS application.
- Research with the Centre for Sustainable Energy & Resources Management (CSERM) of the Universitas Nasional (National University) will identify experts and modelers from key sectors to discuss baselines and policy implementation. Focus group discussions will be conducted and a policy analysis technical background report drafted based on the discussions. Water sector discussion with two experts has been hosted.
- August 2018: WRI Indonesia supported BAPPENAS to host a launch event for the Partnership for Indonesia’s Low Carbon Development Initiative.