The project aims to enhance the efficiency of national climate change actions and the synergies with other related national actions, policies and measures, walking along a path to reach an integral, climate resilient and low-carbon development.  The project will strengthen national capacities, both institutional and technical, pursuing more efficient articulation to allow an enhanced enabling environment for transparency-related activities, as well as adopting or improving methodologies and tools to enhance transparency as requested in Article 13 of the Paris Agreement. Through this strengthening, Uruguay will be more efficient in the definition, development and implementation of policies and measures, based on more timely and accurate information, monitoring and assessment of the instruments applied to face climate change.  A gender- sensitive approach will be included in methodologies for assessing the adequacy, effectiveness and effects of adaptation actions and mitigation actions and policies effects.


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Uruguay
South America
Title
Building institutional and technical capacities to enhance transparency in the framework of the Paris Agreement
Objective

To build institutional and technical capacities 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
End date
Implementing agencies

Project outcomes

Establishment of an efficient and articulated institutionality that allows the development of transparency-related activities.

Domestic MRV system designed and established, including adaptation, technology transfer, financing, capacity building and mitigation.

Improvement of the National GHG Inventories.

Capacity Building from country-specific training and regional peer exchanges.

 

 

Stakeholders

Ministry of Housing, land planning and Environment (MVOTMA)

The National Climate Change Response System (SNRCC)

Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining

Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries

Ministry of Economy and Finance

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Public Health

Ministry of Tourism

Ministry of National Defence

Planning and Budgetary Office

Local Governments Congress

National Emergencies system

 

Knowledge Management Approaches

Participation in capacity-building and peer exchanges organized within the framework of the National GHG Inventory Latin American Network (Red INGEI)

Outreach activities to communicate mitigation and adaptation measures and policies, and their effects

Knowledge management products shared on web-based platforms with public access and also on the global CBIT project platform


Meet the focal point of the project
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Virginia Sena

I am Chemical Engineer and start working in climate change issues since 1994 in the Ministry of Housing, Land Planning and Environment of Uruguay.  I was involved in NGHGI elaboration since 1995 to 2005 in Uruguay, being in charge of the compilation activities and emissions estimations for Energy, Industrial Processes and Waste for the 1990, 1994, 1998 and 2000 time series. I also participated in NC elaboration in that period, leading sectoral interinstitutional and interdisciplinary working groups for the identification of mitigation and adaptation measures. I was lead author for the IPPU sector for the 2006 IPCC Guidelines and participated in two centralized reviews for NGHGI from Annex I countries organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat in 2004 and 2005 (Industrial Processes). From 2005 to 2017 I worked as the Programme Assistant in the GEF/UNDP Small Grants Programme in Uruguay. In july 2017 I was commited as a National Consultant for the Climate Change Division (Ministry of Housing, Land Planning and Environment) to elaborate the Uruguayan CBIT full project proposal to submitt to the GEF, with the support of UNDP CO and the UNDP GSP, which was approved last February. Nowadays I am working in the Climate Change Division, hired with the support of the  CBIT Uruguay project (Strenghthening institutional and technical capacities to enhance transparency in the framework of the Paris Agreement) on the MRV system design and implementation and on improving GHG emission estimations. This work is being coordinated with other relevant institutions through an ad-hoc working group in the ambit of the National Response System on Climate Change and variability. I am also focal point from Uruguay for the Latin American Network on NGHGI (Red Ingei).

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Virginia Sena
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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
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 reports
8
6
pending pending
MRV of mitigation and adaptation measures
6
3
pending pending

Indicators on project results
Indicator
Indicator Target Baseline Source of verification
Extent to which implementation of comprehensive measures to achieve low-emission and climate resilient development has improved 4-Largely 3 Not available in project proposal
Number of direct project beneficiaries 10 0 Not available in project proposal
Number of direct project beneficiaries that increase their capacities to meet enhanced transparency requirements 10 0 Not available in project proposal
Number of meetings of the National Transparency Task Force 36 0 Not available in project proposal
Number of stakeholder institutions that completed at least one of the learning components of the capacity building program 10 0 Not available in project proposal
Number of stakeholder institutions accessing or providing inputs from transparency initiatives to the knowledge sharing information system 10 0 Not available in project proposal
Number of tools and methodologies applied in the framework of the domestic MRV system to track NDC implementation 34 0 Not available in project proposal
Number of new categories reported in national GHG inventory after full adoption of 2006 IPPC guidelines 6 0 Not available in project proposal
Number of key categories reported with higher level approaches 2 0 Not available in project proposal
Number of regional workshops, peer exchanges or training, in which the country experts involved in NDC and MRV participate during project execution 6 0 Not available in project proposal

Progress
Within the support of the main national consultant (since March 2018) and a part-time national consultant on GHGNI and MRV (since June 2018) , and within the support of the Climate Change Division team, the project managed to accomplish the following main activities: to held the Project Inception Workshop in July 2018; to lead the work of the interinstitutional working group for transparency issues from the SNRCC, on the designing of methodologies to follow up the progress of the First NDC, supported with the work of the sectorial and adaptation local consultants since October 2018; to coordinate with the GHGNI interinstitutional working group the planning of the GHGNI improvements; to take and share with other institutions several capacity building opportunities.
Status of project outputs and activities
Outcome

1.1 Establishment of an efficient and articulated institutionality that allows the development of transparency-related activities

Outputs
Output

1.1.1 National Transparency Task Force established, building on existing institutionality (SNRCC)

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

A1. Define, within the SNRCC, the integration and responsibilities, as well as the modality and term for the establishment of the task force.

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

A2. Define members' roles, frequency of meetings, and continuity agreement after project completion

Status
Completed
Output

1.1.2 Capacity building needs and gaps assessment of the institutional enabling environment for transparency developed

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

B1. Identify the roles and responsibilities of national institutions

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

B2. Analyze capacity building needs and gaps through a self-assessment, using for example the self-assessment tool to be available in the CBIT Global Coordination Platform

Status
70% Complete
Output

1.1.3 Capacity building program for the Ministry of Housing, Land Planning and Environment and other relevant institutions in the SNRCC to develop initiatives to enhance transparency designed and implemented, with a gender responsive approach

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

C1. Based on the analysis of capacity building needs and gaps, define the thematic contents for a capacity building program focused on definition and tracking of NDC objectives, mitigation and adaptation measures, and their MRV

Status
70% Complete
Activity or deliverable

C2. Assess the need to include sectoral thematic contents to support the identification, progress, and effects of mitigation and adaptation measures in the NDC, and monitoring of progress of sectoral adaptation plans

Status
70% Complete
Activity or deliverable

C3. Include a training module on gender and climate change, providing methodologies or tools to conduct gender analysis and mainstream gender equality considerations when identifying and assessing impacts of mitigation and adaptation measures

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

C4. Promote and support the participation in the capacity building program of all relevant stakeholders, maintain a registry of training delivered and participation disaggregated by gender, and periodically assess the usefulness of the program and make the necessary adjustments

Status
70% Complete
Output

1.1.4 Knowledge sharing information system from transparency initiatives (MRV, BUR, NC, GHG inventory) implemented and integrated into policy and decision making

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

D1. Gather available knowledge products to include in the information system

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

D2. Develop new products to share in the system for transparency purposes, such as more in-depth descriptions and assessment methodologies for mitigation and adaptation measures

Status
80% Complete
Activity or deliverable

D3. Implement the knowledge sharing information system and establish means of updating and improving it based on stakeholders' feedback

Status
80% Complete
Activity or deliverable

D4. Make relevant information available for public access through platforms such as the National Environmental Observatory and National GHG Inventory System website

Status
80% Complete
Outcome

2.1 Domestic MRV system designed and established, including adaptation, technology transfer, financing, capacity building and mitigation

Outputs
Output

2.1.1 Protocol for developing the technical inputs needed for updating the NDC elaborated

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

E1. Gather existing inputs and identify additional ones needed to improve activity data and projections' methodologies in order to update the subsequent NDC objectives; Identify data gaps for tracking NDC objectives and verification, and identify means to generate the required data

Status
80% Complete
Activity or deliverable

E2. Develop a protocol, including at least: the technical inputs referred above; sources, formats, and frequency of delivery of inputs; calculation memory used for determining NDC objectives; procedures to suggest and adopt changes to the calculation memory; and roles and responsibilities

Status
20% Complete
Output

2.1.2 Software tool to calculate the estimations for targets defined in the NDC, based on official databases, and for tracking the progress towards achieving the targets

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

F1. Based on the inputs and calculation memory included in the protocol, identify an adequate software tool to develop, or adapt an existing one

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

F2. Develop or adapt the selected tool, connect it to the knowledge sharing information system (output 1.1.4), train users, and validate the software tool

Status
0%
Output

2.1.3 Methodologies for assessing and reporting mitigation measures, policies and their effects, identified and adopted, with a gender-sensitive approach

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

G1. Define aspects that are relevant to assess and report mitigation measures and policies, such as: GHG emissions abatement and changes in carbon stocks; social, environmental and economic benefits; gender equality; technology innovation or transfer; and capacity strengthening

Status
80% Complete
Activity or deliverable

G2. Develop indicators related to those aspects and a methodology to apply them for assessing and reporting measures, establishing monitoring procedures and frequency; Apply the methodology for a prioritized sample of measures included in the first NDC

Status
80% Complete
Activity or deliverable

G3. Carry out outreach activities to communicate mitigation measures and policies and their effects

Status
70% Complete
Output

2.1.4 Methodologies for assessing the implementation of adaptation measures, policies and their effects, and for communicating them, identified and adopted; Methodologies include cost-benefit analysis and impact assessment, with a gender-sensitive approach

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

H1. Define aspects that are relevant to assess the results of adaptation measures and policies, such as: vulnerability reduction of ecosystems and communities; cost-benefit analysis; gender equality; technology innovation or transfer; and capacity strengthening

Status
80% Complete
Activity or deliverable

H2. Develop indicators related to those aspects and a methodology to apply them for assessing and reporting measures, in terms of benefits and impacts; Apply the methodology for some measures included in the NDC, and support the development of methodology to analyse impacts of climate extreme events

Status
80% Complete
Activity or deliverable

H3. Coordinate development of indicators with indicators developed under the Sectoral Adaptation Plans, and gather information on specific and generic indicators from these plans to mainstream in future NDCs and NCs on adaptation

Status
50% Complete
Activity or deliverable

H4. Carry out outreach activities to communicate adaptation measures and policies, and their effects

Status
70% Complete
Output

2.1.5 Methodologies for assessing and reporting support needed and received by the country, identified and implemented

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

I1. Systematize the support received from developed country parties in terms of financing, technology transfer, and capacity building for the progress on the implementation of mitigation and adaptation measures in the first NDC, and for their MRV

Status
80% Complete
Activity or deliverable

I2. Identify the support gap in terms of financing, technology transfer, and capacity building, to fully implement the conditional mitigation measures and the adaptation measures included in the first NDC

Status
10% Complete
Outcome

2.2. Improvement of national GHG inventories

Outputs
Output

2.2.1 Country-specific emission factors for CO2 from cement manufacture developed, and existing national emission factors for key source categories such as agriculture and LULUCF updated

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

J1. Develop methodology and data gathering from cement production industries to improve country specific emission factors for this category

Status
25% Complete
Activity or deliverable

J2. Based on the identification of methods and resources needed to develop or improve specific emission factors under agriculture and LULUCF sector, develop, update, and publish them, aiming to include these emission factors in the IPCC emission factor database

Status
20% Complete
Output

2.2.2 Assessment of available information to include other carbon pools in GHG emission estimations, these are included in IPCC guidelines but not estimated in GHG inventory

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

L1. Assess if default emission factors from 2006 IPCC guidelines are appropriate; if not, develop country specific emission factors to use in the estimation of GHG from soil organic carbon, dead organic matter and litter. Estimate these emission and removals once LULUCF matrix is validated

Status
90% Complete
Activity or deliverable

L2. Improve knowledge on existing peatland areas in collaboration with technical teams for the implementation of Ramsar Convention, SNAP and PROBIDES, among others. Assess the viability of including this land use category in future national GHG inventory

Status
25% Complete
Activity or deliverable

L3. Complete the analysis of the approaches presented in IPCC guidelines to estimate carbon sequestration form HWP, define which approach better represent the national HWP flows, and assess the inclusion of this carbon pool in future national GHG inventory and NDC

Status
20% Complete
Activity or deliverable

L4. Identify and apply a methodology to estimate carbon stocks maintained in the carbon pools and land use categories included in the national objectives of the first NDC

Status
20% Complete
Output

2.2.3 LULUCF matrix elaborated to improve activity data for the national GHG inventory

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

M1. Assess if it's adequate to use the Collect Earth tool to elaborate the LULUCF matrix ; if so, determine roles, responsibilities, and resources to generate these matrices at the frequency needed for the subsequent national GHG inventory

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

M2. If needed, identify and assess other tools or national initiatives which could generate the matrices in substitution of the Collect Earth tool

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

M3. Select the tool and elaborate the matrix up to the most recent year information available

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

M4. Coordinate the gathering of data with responsible data providers to monitor and document areas of grasslands and croplands under sustainable management and usage plans

Status
50% Complete
Output

2.2.4 Assessment of gaps, constraints, and needs to fully adopt the 2006 IPCC guidelines for national GHG inventories developed

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

N1. Assess the gaps, constrains and needs to develop country specific emission factors, activity data gathering to use higher tiers, in accordance with good practices guidance

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

N2. Explore methodologies for indirect GHG emission occurring in the country but not included in the IPCC guidelines

Status
Completed
Output

2.2.5 Training in 2006 IPCC guidelines at relevant ministries carried out

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

M1. Take the 2006 IPCC guidelines training offered for instance by the GHG Management Institute in the framework of participation of the country in Red INGEI, aiming to level the knowledge on cross-cutting and sectoral issues among institutional stakeholders in charge of elaboration of GHG inventory

Status
90% Complete
Activity or deliverable

M2. Carry out training on the IPCC software application for preparation of national GHG inventory

Status
Completed
Outcome

2.3 Capacity building from country specific training and regional peer exchanges

Outputs
Output

2.3.1 Country specific training and peer exchange programs on transparency activities, such as establishment of domestic MRV system, tracking NDC, enhancement of projections of GHG emissions, enhancement of economic projections, among others, developed

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

N1. Participate in the capacity building activities offered in the framework of Red INGEI

Status
70% Complete
Activity or deliverable

N2. Carry out country specific training based on the needs identified in 1.1.2

Status
70% Complete
Activity or deliverable

N3. Explore and carry out peer exchanges to improve transparency related activities, such as improvement of national GHG inventory system, methodologies to track NDC objectives and measures, and methods to verify the impacts of mitigation measures in GHG emission estimations

Status
70% Complete
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Level of capacity
  12-2018 05-2020
Reporting national greenhouse gas inventory
83%
85%
Reporting progress made in implementing NDCs
56%
73%
Reporting on climate change impacts and adaptation
49%
61%
Reporting financial, technology transfer, and capacity-building support needed and received
38%
74%
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Uruguay
South America
Ratification of UNFCCC
18 . Aug . 1994
Kyoto Protocol
05 . Feb . 2001
Paris Agreement
19 . Oct . 2016
Population
2017
3,457.00
Thousands
SourceUN Data
GDP per Capita
2015
15,573.80
current US$
SourceUN Data
Energy Production
2014
113.00
Petajoules
SourceUN Data
Total GHG Emissions per Sector
Year 2012
UNIT GG CO2 Equivalent
SourceUNFCCC
Energy
8,460.43
Industry
664.65
Agriculture
28,780.88
Land Use Change and Forestry
-2,125.69
Waste
1,064.50
Transparency Information
Submited National Communications 1997 2004 2010 2017
Submitted Biennial Update Reports 2015 2017
Submitted GHG Inventories 2004 2010 2017
International Consultation and Analysis 2016
National Climate Policy
Long-term Strategies
Pending
National Adaptation Plans
Pending