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Dominican Republic
Caribbean
Title
Strengthening the capacity of the Dominican Republic to generate climate information and knowledge in the framework of the Paris Agreement
Objective

To strengthen the capacities of the Dominican Republic to meet enhanced transparency requirements as defined in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement

GEF project grant
USD 1.100.000
Concept approval
Project document approval
Start date
Pending
End date
Pending
Implementing agencies

Project outcomes

Institutional arrangements, technical and technological capacities of line Ministries for mitigation data collection, monitoring, reporting, and verification are strengthened

Dominican Republic’s is able to track their NDCs and clarify their NDC information through a participatory process

Stakeholders

Ministry  of  Environment  and Natural Resources

National  Council  for  Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism

Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Local  governments  and  its associations

Observatory  for  Climate  Change

Civil society and the private sector

Catholic  University  Madre  y  Maestra

Superior Institute of Agriculture

Autonomous  University  of  Santo Domingo

Dominican Institute of Agricultural and Forestry Research

National Office of Meteorology

Directorate of Research

National Geographic Institute

National Statistics Office

National Meteorological Office

National Institute of Traffic and Land Transportation

Ministry of Energy and Mines

General Directorate of Customs

Central Bank of the Dominican Republic

Ministry of Agriculture

General Directorate of Livestock

Ministry of Industry and Commerce

Research Center for Gender Action

Association of Women in Action for Development

Ministry of Women

Civil Aviation Institute

Dominican Port Authority

Knowledge Management Approaches

Lessons learned from relevant projects, such as BUR, UNREDD and GCF NAP, will inform the implementation of this project

Lessons from this project will be used in those and other projects, such as the ICAT project

The institutional arrangements will ensure that lessons are considered across  ministries  and  sectors,  with all relevant  stakeholders

The project will promote active exchanges of lessons learned with regional peers

Share experiences within the sub-regional networks, such as the Central American Integration System  and the Association of Caribbean States

 Participation in the CBIT global coordination platform and other relevant platforms and networks

Exchange visits and the participation of relevant government staff in international conferences, workshops and meetings


Meet the focal point of the project
Rubén  Mesa
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Rubén Mesa
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Indicators on capacity for transparency
Institutional capacity for transparency-related activities
Institutional capacity for transparency-related activities Target (1 - 4) Baseline (1 - 4) Mid-term evaluation (1 - 4) Terminal evaluation (1 - 4)
Qualitative assessment of institutional capacity
3
2
pending pending
Quality of MRV Systems
Quality of MRV Systems Target (1 - 10) Baseline (1 - 10) Mid-term evaluation (1 - 10) Terminal evaluation (1 - 10)
National GHG inventory reporting
6
3
pending pending
NDC Implementation reporting
5
2
pending pending

Indicators on project results
Indicator
Indicator Target Baseline Source of verification
Number of institutions that are working in reporting together or at the same time to comply with integrated reporting 5 1 National Communications, Biennial Transparency Report, NIR
Improvement in quality of institutional capacity for transparency based on GEF score 1 to 4 as per Annex IV of CBIT programming directions +1 2 National Communications, Biennial Transparency Report, NlR
Interinstitutional arrangement created and in operation 1 0 CBIT Global Coordination Platform self-assessment tool
% of specialized trained staff who declares to be in a better position to implement MRV systems (gender disaggregated) 70% N/A Training certificates, materials and guidelines
% of specialized trained staff who declares to be in a better position to track advances on the current NDC including support provided/received 70% N/A A series of surveys to staff attending the trainings
Number of institutions using templates or guidelines to monitor mitigation actions included in the Dominican Republic NDC 3 0 NDC tracking national reports, by sector
Number of institutions that provided inputs to clarify NDC information 3 0 Synthesis from public consultation
Improvement in the quality MRV system based on GEF score 1 to 10 as per Annex III of CBIT programming directions +3 2 CBIT Global Coordination Platform self-assessment tool

Progress
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Status of project outputs and activities
Outcome

1.1 Institutional arrangements, technical and technological capacities of line Ministries for mitigation data collection, monitoring, reporting, and verification are strengthened

Outputs
Output

1.1.1 Institutional long-term agreement with Academia signed

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

A1. Develop a mapping of stakeholders from academia institutions

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A2. Deliverable: Report with mapping of stakeholders and proposal of an arrangement to organize the work between the Government with Academia Centres

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A3. Draft and validate an agreement document

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A4. Deliverable: Draft document of the agreement

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A5. Deliverable: Report of the validation workshop with key stakeholders from the academia and relevant sectors
and Validated/Adjusted Draft

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A6. Develop a medium-term work plan for training the trainers (professors and researchers in Academia) in international transparency processes via partnerships with international organizations

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A7. Deliverable: Workplan of the medium - term capacity building for training the trainers

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A8. Assess possible finance mechanisms to secure the economic sustainability of capacity building activities

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A9. Deliverable: Report with opportunities of financing capacity-building activities

Status
0%
Output

1.1.2 Training on mitigation standardized data collection, monitoring, reporting, and verification provided to line Ministries and Academia

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

B1. Formulate a detailed Capacity Needs Assessment in transparency related climate change topics

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B2. Deliverable: Capacity needs assessment in terms of training activities useful for the country stakeholders and proposal of an integrated Training Programme Scheme for stakeholders

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B3. Deliverable: Training Materials ready to be reproduced in hard and digital presentations, ready to be made available to users through web on-line platforms

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B4. Implement the Training Programme Scheme

Status
0%
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B5. Deliverable: Document with a programme of training activities for implementation

Status
0%
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B6. Deliverable: Report of Training activities implemented including summary of results and global assessment of its implementation

Status
0%
Output

1.1.3 Country specific emissions factors and activity data for energy, transport and industry sector developed and
made available to Government institutions

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

C1. Design and implement a Transport Model for calculation of GHG emissions from On-Road Vehicles and build Long-Term Scenarios for the Transport Sector, including training

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C2. Deliverable: A calculation tool for estimation of Transport GHG emissions at national and city level in operation and applied to 3 cities, including a database for on-road transport activity data (fuel consumptions and vehicle specifications)

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C3. Deliverable: Report with results of an assessment of mitigation scenarios for the Transport Sector in the country, at different timescales, up to 2050, to propose targets and pathways of emissions for this sector

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C4. Deliverable: Report with results of a training for Government officials on the use of the Transport Modelling
tool

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C5. Develop and implement a proposal to upgrade to Tier2 Approach the GHG data associated with the Cement industry in the country (IPPU Sector of the 2006 IPCC Methodology to prepare GHG National Inventories)

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C6. Deliverable: Report with a technical proposal to upgrade to Tier 2 approach the calculations of GHG emissions of the local Cement Industry

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C7. Deliverable: Report with results of the implementation in the Dominican Republic of the proposal presented under the previous Deliverable, and results from the validation process

Status
0%
Output

1.1.4 Experience and knowledge transfer provided and disseminated to country government staff through peer exchange activities

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

D1. Attend international conferences and workshops linked to the Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

D2. Deliverable: Report of conferences and workshops attended yearly

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

D3. Attend South-South peer exchange workshops, one per year, related to Latin American Networks

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

D4. Deliverable: Report of participation in South-South activities

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

D5. Share knowledge and attend exchange activities through the CBIT Global Coordination Platform

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

D6. Deliverable: Report of results of sharing of early ideas and solving of questions among a group of peers through the CBIT Global Coordination Platform and of Workshops attended and participation in exchange activities under the CBIT Global Coordination Platform

Status
0%
Outcome

2.1 Dominican Republic is able to track and update their NDC through a participatory process

Outputs
Output

2.1.1 Legal instrument signed to coordinate information flows for clarifying NDC information and tracking NDC progress

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

E1. Gather technical materials for preparing legal framework

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

E2. Deliverable: Report with the technical elements to produce the legal instrument to coordinate information flows for clarifying NDC information and tracking NDC progress, and proposal for a pilot implementation

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

E3. Conduct pilot testing at sectoral level, including the use of a simple GHG data management tool

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

E4. Deliverable: A simple computing tool for management and storage of GHG related data at internal level for an integrated compilation, storage and management of the GHG data of the country on a regular basis to help to develop the testing at sectoral level

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

E5. Deliverable: Report with results of the pilot testing

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

E6. Deliverable: Final proposal of contents of technical elements to produce a legal instrument to coordinate information flows for clarifying NDC information and tracking NDC progress

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

E7. Develop proposal of legal instrument signed to coordinate information flows for clarifying NDC
information and tracking NDC progress

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

E8. Deliverable: Draft of legal instrument with the proposal instrument signed to operationalize the coordination of information flows for clarifying NDC information and tracking NDC progress

Status
0%
Output

2.1.2 Templates and guidelines to monitor the progress of the mitigation actions towards the achievement of the NDCs in the prioritized sectors developed and related training to line Ministries and Academia provided

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

F1. Develop standardized MRV guidelines and reporting templates for NDC tracking in key sectors

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

F2. Deliverable: Draft of Guidelines and associated templates for MRV for NDC tracking in key sectors

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

F3. Deliverable: Report of workshop for validation of guidelines with relevant final sectorial users

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

F4. Deliverable: Report with results of the sectoral pilots developed and Final version of Guidelines and associated templates for MRV for NDC tracking in key sectors

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

F5. Provide training on the application of the guidelines and templates, for technical personnel of each sector, in charge of data collection and management, QA/QC, reporting and verification

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

F6. Deliverable: Training materials including 3 Workshops and 6 Webinars implemented during the project and corresponding reports

Status
0%
Output

2.1.2 Synthesis from public consultation is provided to clarify NDC information and to track NDC progress

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

G1. Conduct a participatory process to thoughtfully clarify the information on the NDCs and the DECC in the forestry, agriculture, energy, and transport sectors

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

G2. Deliverable: Proposal of public consultation process

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

G3. Deliverable: Reports of workshops/consultation sessions

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0%
Activity or deliverable

G4. Deliverable: 3-Month partial reports of advances

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0%
Activity or deliverable

G5. Deliverable: Final report with summary of results

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0%
Activity or deliverable

G6. Organize a gender responsive related workshop on a topic relevant in terms of transparency

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

G7. Deliverable: Report of workshop on Gender responsive and transparency Final report with summary of results

Status
0%
English

Concept note of the project, describing the project's objective, outcomes and outputs.

English

Complete project proposal, describing project's objective, outcomes, outputs, and activities

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Level of capacity
  12-2018
Reporting national greenhouse gas inventory
60%
Reporting progress made in implementing NDCs
48%
Reporting on climate change impacts and adaptation
52%
Reporting financial, technology transfer, and capacity-building support needed and received
66%
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Dominican Republic
Caribbean
Ratification of UNFCCC
07 . Oct . 1998
Kyoto Protocol
12 . Feb . 2002
Paris Agreement
21 . Sep . 2017
Population
2017
10,767.00
Thousands
SourceUN Data
GDP per Capita
2017
6,373.60
current US$
SourceUN Data
Energy Production
2014
28.00
Petajoules
SourceUN Data
Total GHG Emissions per Sector
Year 2010
UNIT GG CO2 Equivalent
SourceUNFCCC
Energy
11,793.64
Industry
1,803.45
Agriculture
7,243.11
Land Use Change and Forestry
-3,100.65
Waste
4,390.57
Transparency Information
Submited National Communications 2003 2009 2007
Submitted Biennial Update Reports 2021
National Climate Policy
Long-term Strategies
Pending
National Adaptation Plans
Pending
Start date
Expected End date
EXECUTING AGENCIES
Description of Support Provided

The ICAT project will support a participatory process to develop a proposal for a legal framework that mandates the establishment of a national transparency system.

This framework will govern the national transparency system by enforcing data collection, data management, and institutional arrangements for collecting, reporting, and verifying climate data at national level.