Building The Bahamas capacity in transparency for climate change mitigation and adaptation
Build the capacity of The Bahamas to meet the reporting requirements of the enhanced transparency framework of the Paris Agreement
The Bahamas establishes a transparency framework through which it meets reporting requirements in accordance with Article 13 of the Paris Agreement
The Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology Commission
Ministry of the environment and Housing
Office of The Attorney General
The Bahamas Power and Light Corporation
Central Bank of the Bahamas
The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)
Ministry of Public Works
Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development
Ministry of Health
Department of Statistics
Ministry of Transport and Local Government
Department of Meteorology
Water and Sewage Corp
Civil society organizations
CBIT Global Coordination Platform
Establish a knowledge management system in collaboration with a knowledge institute.
Participate in the CBIT Global Coordination Platform, providing and receiving inputs.
Sharing of knowledge and lessons learned in networks such as CARICOM, SIDS, and AOSIS.
1.1 Strengthening of The Bahamas’ transparency framework as described in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement
1.1.1 Institutional arrangements established and strengthened to coordinate and manage transparency activities in The Bahamas
A1. Strengthen the National Climate Change Committee (NCCC) with the capacity and mandate to coordinate and implement transparency activities, including the analysis of current gaps and issues.
A2. Establish the NCCC as the storage center of the climate data, including the procurement of the necessary hard- and software.
A3. Draft and propose for adoption formal institutional arrangements and legal framework to collect and
manage GHG Inventory data
A4. Draft and recommend for adoption institutional arrangements and a legal framework to collect and
manage data for NDC tracking (on climate action, support received and vulnerability and adaptation)
A5. Analyze and identify financial sources, including the national public budget, to ensure that the NCCC can be sustainably and sufficiently staffed for transparency purposes.
1.1.2 Technical support, training and tools are provided to The Bahamas, enabling it to submit transparent, consistent, comparable, complete and accurate GHG inventories.
B1. Develop and test tools and protocols in the GHG inventory elaboration
B2. Develop a roadmap for enhancing the GHG inventory and enhancing the process for preparing the
inventory, prioritized by impact, to inform and catalyse further investments in this area
B3. Develop and adopt quality assurance and quality control tools
B4. Establish a capacity-building system through collaborations between the NCCC and a local technical or academic institution to train technical staff on IPCC 2006 guidelines and the tools developed
1.1.3 Technical support, training and tools are provided to The Bahamas, enabling it to track its NDC
C1. Develop an analysis of current transparency practices and gaps;
C2. Design, test and operationalize a domestic transparency system which includes MRV and M&E components;
C3. Design monitoring indicators for the NDC;
C4. Elaborate tools, templates, protocols and guidelines for NDC and support provided/received tracking;
C5. Develop and deliver trainings to ministry staff and other relevant stakeholders on NDC and support
provided/received tracking, using the capacity-building systems established in output 1.1.2
C6. Carry out peer exchanges activities through the CBIT Global Coordination Platform and other forums on relevant aspects to the context of The Bahamas.