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South Africa
Southern Africa
Title
Strengthening South Africa's capacity to comply with enhanced transparency reporting requirements under art. 13 of Paris Agreement
Objective

South Africa is meeting the enhanced transparency framework requirement under the Paris Agreement

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

Project outcomes

South Africa is tracking and reporting progress towards achievement of its NDC

Stakeholders

Ministry of Environment (DEA)

Monitoring & Evaluation chief of Director (M&E CD)

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Department of International Relations & Cooperation

Intergovernmental Committee on Climate change

National committee on Climate Change

Parliament Portfolio Committee for Environment

Cabinet for the Republic of South Africa

Knowledge Management Approaches

A publicly available web-based platform that is a one-stop shop for South Africa’s climate change information will be used and accessible to all

Reach out to NDCs relevant Ministries to provide regular progress reports and ensure clear linkages and tracking of their progress on NDC implementation


Meet the focal point of the project
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Sandra Motshwanedi

I am Sandra Motshwanedi. I work for the National Department of Environmental Affairs. I am a Deputy Director responsible for the coordination, development and publication of South Africa's International climate change reports including Biennial Update Reports (BURs), National Communications (NCs) as well as National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Reports. To date, I  have particularly done this work for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd BURs of South Africa as well as the Third National Communication. I have previously worked for the National Department of Energy in South Africa as an Assistant Director responsible for raising advocacy on the Clean development Mechanism (CDM)  as well as evaluating and recommending for approval by the the CDM projects proposals including Project Identification Notes (PINs) and  Project design Documents (PDDs). 

In addition to the work I do on international reporting on climate change,  I  am also part of the South African delegation on climate change negotiations. My focus is on the Enhanced Transparency Framework and other related agenda items such as BURs, BRs, NCs as well as the work of the Consultative Group of experts (CGE). 

I am  also the focal point for South Africa's CBIT project. I  am  responsible for the overall coordination and implementation of the CBIT project of South Africa. Our aim as a country is to ensure that we build capacities at a national scale for key and targeted stakeholders in order to enable South Africa to comply with the reporting requirements of the Enhanced Transparency Framework of Action and Support.

 To date, I have about 8 years of experience in public service within the field of climate change. 

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Sandra Motshwanedi
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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
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)
Overall MRV system
6
2
pending pending

Indicators on project results
Indicator
Indicator Target Baseline Source of verification
Number of verified NDC reports submitted regularly to the UNFCCC 1 0 UNFCCC website
A functional M&E system that supports tracking and reporting of South Africa's NDC 1 0 Qa&QC mechanisms implemented across the M&E system
Quality of South Africa's institutional capacity for transparency-related activities improved Rank 4 Rank 2 Qualitative surveys
Training programmes on adaptation at national and subnational levels At least 10 workshops 0 DEA training
Training programmes on MRV and transparency At least 4 key national institutions 0 List of participants, independent assessor report, signed MoU
Training programmes on theory and practice of mitigation topics At least 4 key national institutions 0 List of MRV and transparency experts in DEA website

Progress
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Status of project outputs and activities
Outcome

1.1 South Africa is tracking and reporting progress towards achievement of its NDC

Outputs
Output

1.1.1 An institutional arrangement that supports operationalization of the M&E system established

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

A1. A technical expert engaged to support the following functions on monitoring and verification of information that feeds into the M&E system

Status
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Activity or deliverable

A2. A technical expert engaged to standardize and improve accuracy and coverage in
quantification of mitigation at the national and sub-national levels

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A3. Support the establishment and functions of the national advisory committee

Status
0%
Output

1.1.2 Training programmes to build institutional engagement and staff capacities on MRV of climate action implemented

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

B1. Undertake training workshops on adaptation M&E system

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B2. Conduct a long-term capacity building strategy on GHG Inventory and mitigation actions at
national level

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B3. Training relevant entities on international MRV guidance

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
88%
Reporting progress made in implementing NDCs
74%
Reporting on climate change impacts and adaptation
65%
Reporting financial, technology transfer, and capacity-building support needed and received
56%
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South Africa
Southern Africa
Ratification of UNFCCC
29 . Aug . 1997
Kyoto Protocol
31 . Jul . 2002
Paris Agreement
01 . Nov . 2016
Population
2017
56,717,000.00
Thousands
SourceUN Data
GDP per Capita
2017
5,773.00
current US$
SourceUN Data
Energy Production
2017
7,102.00
Petajoules
SourceUN Data
Total GHG Emissions per Sector
Year 1994
UNIT GG CO2 Equivalent
SourceUNFCCC
Energy
297,566.35
Industry
30,386.22
Agriculture
35,455.52
Waste
16,429.07
Transparency Information
Submited National Communications 2003 2011 2018
Submitted Biennial Update Reports 2014 2017
Submitted GHG Inventories 2014 2018
International Consultation and Analysis 2015 2016
National Climate Policy
Long-term Strategies
Pending
National Adaptation Plans
Pending