lr-Flag
Liberia
Western Africa
Title
Building and strengthening Liberia’s national capacity to implement the transparency elements of the Paris Climate Agreement
Objective

To build and strengthen Liberia’s national capacity to implement the transparency elements of the Paris Climate Agreement

GEF project grant
USD 1.344.495
Concept approval
Project document approval
Start date
End date
Implementing agencies

Project outcomes

Procedures to measure, track and report mitigation and adaptation data from the land use, agriculture, energy, transport and waste sectors transparently strengthened.

NDC transparency system in place in accordance with the prescribed UNFCCC standard.

Capacity of key ministries and stakeholders to effectively utilize the developed NDC transparency system strengthened.

Coordination among key government agencies on NDC implementation enhanced.

Capacity to measure and report land use, agriculture, energy, transport and waste sectors NDC improved.

Fully developed data integration and sharing procedure for use by stakeholders as a one-stop source of information for transparency reporting.

Stakeholders

Environmental Protection Agency

Forestry Development Authority (FDA)

The Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS)

Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP)

NGOs and civil society organizations

Knowledge Management Approaches

The NDC transparency system seeks to increased and improve the knowledge management on climate change and enabling activities including sourcing, sharing and reporting of nationally approved GHG activity data

The expertise from key GHG emission sectors stakeholders will be encouraaed to converge in different technical meetings to brainstorm and exchange information on the best option to track Liberia NDC


Meet the focal point of the project
Profile picture for user abecker@epa.gov.lr
Arthur R.M. Becker

Greetings!!!

My name is Arthur R.M. Becker. I am a Liberian and work within the Department of Multilateral Environmental Agreements( MEAs) as Project Officer, and National Focal Point for the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency(CBIT) at the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia. I have worked and continue to work on Climate Change  issues at the National and International front as a technician and Climate Change negotiator. I am also the National Focal Point for the Global Fuel Economy Initiative(GFEI) on Sustainable Transport emission levels and provide technical support to the revision and implementation of  Liberia's Nationally Determined Contributions(NDCs). 

Yours Sincerely,

Arthur R.M. BECKER

*
*
Arthur R.M. Becker
*
*
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
4
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)
Enhancing GHG inventory & MRV systems for the main sectors
7
1
pending pending
M&E tracking of NDC implementation
7
1
pending pending

Indicators on project results
Indicator
Indicator Target Baseline Source of verification
Indicator 1.1.1.: No. of protocols to measure, track and report mitigation and adaptation data from NDC sectors developed, tested and certified At least on eprotocol consisting of standard methods for MRV None
Indicator 1.1.2.: No. of technical guides developed At least one technical guide developed for ech NDC sector based on IPCC None
Indicator 1.2.1: Number of web based systems for managing all NDC information and GHG data At least 1 web based system for managing all NDC information and GHG data at EPA None
Indicator 1.2.2 Number of NDC sectoral hubs strengthened At least 4 NDC sectoral hubs fully compliant in reporting (inter) nationally -
Indicator 1.3.1: Number of technical staff from NDC sectors and stakeholders trained to effectively utilize the developed NDC transparency system At least 300 MRV stakeholders equipped to use the established NDC system -
Indicator 1.3.2. No of ToT workshops for EPA At least 3 ToT workshops conducted, for at least 300 stakeholders (100 women) -
Indicator 1.4.1. % Increase in number of GHGI and MRV non-state actors At least 30% increase in number of non-state actors represented on the NCCSC -
Indicator 1.4.2.: Number of NDC intersectoral arrangements on GHGI and MRV system At least one GHGI and MRV system MoU between EPA and NDC sectors signed None
Indicator 1.4.3.: Number of in NDC sectors compliant with IPCC reporting requirements guidelines At least 4 NDC sectors 100% compliant with IPCC reporting requirements None
Indicator 2.1.1 No of protocols for measuring results related to the land use, agriculture, energy, transport and waste sectors used by stakeholders At least 1 protocol for measuring results from each of the NDC sectors developed None
2.1.2. Number of stakeholders trained in implementing plans of NDC sectors GHG data collection, processing and reporting At least 200 stakeholders trained and involved in implementing NDC plans -
Indicator 3.1.1: Number of operational NDC sectoral GHGI and MRV data systems At least 5 NDC sector GHG data and MRV information is uploaded to the CBIT GCP None
Indicator 3.1.2.: The Liberia national GHG inventory established and launched At least one Public event organized by the NCCSC for launching the GHGI

Progress
>to be provided by the country focal point<
Status of project outputs and activities
Outcome

1.1 Procedures to measure, track and report mitigation and adaptation data from the land use, agriculture, energy, transport and waste sectors transparently strengthened

Outputs
Output

1.1.1 Protocol and methodology for data collection across multiple sectors established

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
0%
Outcome

1.2 NDC transparency system in place in accordance with the prescribed UNFCCC standard

Outputs
Output

1.2.1 Online system for collecting and managing all NDC information and data transparency including GHG inventory in collaboration with Liberian Environmental Protection Agency developed

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
0%
Outcome

1.3 Capacity of key ministries and stakeholders to effectively utilize the developed NDC transparency system strengthened

Outputs
Output

1.3.1 Training for at least 300 stakeholders over the life of the project to utilize the NDC transparency system and manage relevant data conducted

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
0%
Output

1.3.2 Three Training of Trainers workshops to deepen and broaden the knowledge of professionals working in climate change on the transparency requirements conducted

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
0%
Outcome

2.1 Capacity to measure and report land use, agriculture, energy, transport and waste sectors NDC improved

Outputs
Output

2.1.1 Processes and protocols for measuring results related to the land use, agriculture, energy, transport and waste sectors established

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
0%
Output

2.1.2. Implementation plans developed and atleast 200 stakeholders trained to land use, agriculture, energy, transport and waste into the NDC

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
0%
Outcome

3.1 Fully developed data integration and sharing procedure for use by stakeholders as a one stop source of information for transparency reporting

Outputs
Output

3.1.1 Data for GHG inventory and MRV system aggregated from different sources, and included in the Global CBIT Coordination Platform

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
0%
Output

3.1.2 National inventory of greenhouse gas emissions established and made publically available

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

>to be provided upon approval of project document<

Status
0%
English

An overview of the implementation of CBIT project in Liberia

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

English

This communication strategy is a plan for communicating climate change targeting specifically commitments of the Paris Agreement through the implementation and coordination of the NDC Hubs by the Capacity Building Initiative for Transparency. The goal is to increase awareness and communicate the successes about efforts toward achieving the transparency elements of the UNFCC. It will promote policy implementation,
coordination and information sharing while generating dialogue among all Liberians at the national, sectoral, and community levels.

English

The manual provides climate change trainers and learners with a wealth of knowledge, and a process to assess, analyse, and plan for focused climate change emissions reduction initiatives across the country. The manual is sectioned into three training modules, setting a common understanding around climate change concepts, vocabulary and the greenhouse gas effects, then moving to more integrated knowledge regarding national determined contributions and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) processes.

English

This training and capacity needs assessment was conducted in August 2019 as part of a consultancy for building and strengthening Liberia’s national capacity to implement the transparency element of the Paris climate agreement, under the auspices of Conservation International. It covers five institutions, known as hubs, from the transport, waste, energy, agriculture and forestry sectors. These hubs are the Ministries of Transport, Mines and Energy, and Agriculture; the Forestry Development Authority and the Monrovia City Corporation.

English

Cooperative framework agreement for data sharing between the Forestry Development Authority and the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia.

English

Cooperative framework agreement for data sharing between the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia.

English

Cooperative framework agreement for data sharing between the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia.

English

Cooperative framework agreement for data sharing between the Ministry of Transport and the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia.

English

Cooperative framework agreement for data sharing between the Ministry of Transport and the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia.

English

Cooperative framework agreement for data sharing between the Ministry of Transport and the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia.

10 July 10:00PM to 12:00PM - 2019, Africa/Monrovia
Environmental Protection Agency on 5th Street, Sinkor, Monrovia- Liberia
11 September 8:30AM to 1:00PM - 2019, UTC
Monrovia
7 July 8:30AM to 5:30PM - 2020, UTC
Monrovia- Liberia
Level of capacity
  12-2018
Reporting national greenhouse gas inventory
71%
Reporting progress made in implementing NDCs
39%
Reporting on climate change impacts and adaptation
52%
Reporting financial, technology transfer, and capacity-building support needed and received
68%
lr-Flag
Liberia
Western Africa
Ratification of UNFCCC
05 . Nov . 2002
Kyoto Protocol
05 . Nov . 2002
Paris Agreement
27 . Aug . 2018
Population
2018
4,854.00
Thousands
SourceUN DATA
GDP per Capita
2016
598.00
current US$
SourceUN DATA
Energy Production
2015
76.00
Petajoules
SourceUN DATA
Total GHG Emissions per Sector
Year 2000
UNIT GG CO2 Equivalent
SourceUNFCCC
Energy
5,414.00
Agriculture
2,562.00
Land Use Change and Forestry
-96,811.00
Waste
45.78
Transparency Information
Submited National Communications 2013
National Climate Policy
Long-term Strategies
Pending
National Adaptation Plans
Pending