Setting up the institutional capacities for the implementation of Tunisia's NDCs

Tunisia has submitted ambitious NDCs, pursuing a sustainable route to achieving low emissions. However, solid institutions and appropriate processes must be established in the Ministry of the Environment and within the relevant sector authorities if the country is to achieve these lower emissions targets. The project supports these institutions in setting up the necessary structures and teaching them the relevant knowledge and skills. This results in efficient emissions management and corresponding GHG reductions. The project also develops regional tracking approaches for NDCs, which are used to draw up regional GHG inventories and set targets for emission reduction. Experiences gained from the national measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) programme and the specially developed tools can be easily transferred to other regions (governorates) in Tunisia. Special features here also include a diverse, holistic set of methodological instruments, including policy advice and demonstration components.

Project data

Countries
Tunisia
IKI funding
4,000,000.00 €
Duration
07/2019 till 12/2024
Status
open
Implementing organisation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Political Partner
  • Ministry of Environment - Tunisia
Implementing Partner
  • Ministry of Environment - Tunisia
  • National Agency for Energy Management (ANME) - Tunisia

State of implementation/results

  • Consultation and contribution to the NDC update (raising ambition) particularly on the integration of F-gases, urban/local climate policy and innovation.
  • Support of the multi-stakeholder process for the development of the Tunisian Long-Term Strategy (Video on the development process of the strategy: www.youtube.com/…)
  • Implementation of the academy program on climate governance at the National Academy of Administration (Ecole Nationale de l'Administration/ ENA) for 35 senior decision-makers from the public and private sector and civil society (since 01/2022).
  • Establishment and training of a group of young delegates to support the Tunisian UNFCCC negotiation delegation.
  • Preparation of a national transparency framework in line with the requirements of the Paris Agreement.
  • Development of an NDC tracking method for the energy sector.
  • Climate finance training for Tunisian finance sector.
  • Development of a Sustainable Urban Mobility Action Plan with the second largest Tunisian city Sfax.
  • Development of a regular newsletter on climate-related developments in Tunisia (find all newsletter issues here: cc-tunisie.com/…).
  • Design of a climate website aimed at the general public to inform about current events, projects and publications: cc-tunisie.com
  • Organization of a side event at COP27 with the National Energy Agency (ANME) at the NDC Partnership Pavilion to present the new emissions tracking tool in the energy sector developed under the project (link to the recording: m.facebook.com/…;ref=watch_permalink&_rdr).
  • Organization of the official Tunisian side events at COP26 ("Raising ambitions to reach carbon neutrality by 2050", link to recording: www.youtube.com/…) and COP25 ("How to raise NDC ambition through the energy sector") in cooperation with the Tunisian Ministry of Environment and the National Energy Agency (ANME).
  • Signing of a co-funding (Grant Agreement) with ClimateWorks Foundation (Clean Cooling Collaborative) to integrate the "Tunisian Green Cooling Program".
  • Cooperation with the municipality of Houmt Souk (Djerba) to develop a local climate action plan for mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Cooperation with the municipality of Sfax to update the GHG inventory, as well as the energy and climate action plan.
  • Development of climate framework legislation.

Latest Update:
05/2024

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