The CBIT project seeks to contribute to Ghana's agenda to institute an integrated domestic MRV system capable of efficiently delivering multiple MRV tasks (MRV of GHG, MRV of Actions, MRV of support, adaptation M&E and tracking of progress of NDC goals) as required by the Paris Agreement. The project will therefore aim to build on existing MRV of GHG structures expanding its scope to include additional MRV tasks in the NDCs as well as anchoring into the national M & E framework. Through the implementation of the CBIT project, Ghana will be in a better position to (a) plan and execute its NDCs regularly; (b) track progress of implementation of climate actions and support received, (c) track progress of achievement of NDC goals at a given time and (d) compile and report on implementation of NDCs in a transparent and sustainable manner. Finally, the project will also seek to entrench the culture of climate reporting within the line ministries so that it is seen as part of the routine work of the ministries.


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Ghana
Western Africa
Title
Strengthening Ghana’s national capacity for transparency and ambitious climate reporting
Objective

To assist Ghana strengthen the national system to plan, implement, monitor and report on NDC, to respond to the transparency requirements in the new climate regime

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

Project outcomes

NDC targets become a central part of Ghana’s system for tracking and implementing progress towards its national development framework.

Stakeholders

Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation

Office of Vice-President

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources

Development Partners

National Development Planning Commission

Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation

Parliament

Ministry of Energy

Ministry of Water Resources

Ministry of Food and Agriculture

Ministry of Works and Housing

Environmental Protection Agency

Energy Commission

Ministry of Transport

Forestry Commission

Water Resources Commission

Ghana Meteorological Agency

National Disaster Management Organization

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

Friends of the Earth

Conservation Alliance

Institute for Statistical Social and Economic Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

Knowledge Management Approaches

Documentation and dissemination of the results of the project trough existing information sharing networks and fora

Sharing lessons learned and experiences on the CBIT global coordination platform


Meet the focal point of the project
Daniel Tutu Benefoh

Supports the technical work on transparency and low carbon development issues in Ghana 

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Daniel Tutu Benefoh
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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
A) Domestic MRV system integrated to M&E framework established and in operation Yes No Template developed, Sector and National Annual Progress Reports (APRs), etc.
B) Number of public and private organizations that have adopted and use MRV template to report progress of sector NDC actions 7 line ministries and 3 private organizations 0 Template developed, Sector and National Annual Progress Reports (APRs), etc.
1) Number of climate change indicators for tracking progress of NDC goals included in the national M&E result framework beinbg used by line ministries 5 0 Sector and National APRs Approved Indicators
2) Number of ministries/regulators piloting the full-package of MRV of GHG, Action and Support 2 Ministries and 1 Regulator 0 MRV Reports Contact Persons

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

Output 1: An effective institutional arrangement to plan, implement and report climate action established.

Outputs
Output

1. An effective institutional arrangement to plan, implement and report climate actions established

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1.0: CBIT Project Kick-off

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1.1: Conduct initial assessment of all institutions involved in the G-CARP and related works will be compiled, and rated using the scale of 21, as defined in the GEF CBIT programming document

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1.2: Review institutional roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders and streamline the coordination functions; expanding the scope and number of institutions involved in the MRV work

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1.3: Organise tailor-made training programmes for fresh entrants into the list of national experts

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1.4: Organise refreshers trainings for experienced national experts

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1.5 Organize regular peer exchange programs for Ghanaian MRV experts

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1.6 Review methodology for the preparation of energy, transport, agriculture and waste statistics

Status
Completed
Activity or deliverable

Activity 1.7 Organize focus-group discussion (FGD) with the key national data providers on ways to improve preparation and publication of the statistics

Status
Completed
Output

2. A centralized national infrastructure for improved data access and information management established

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

2.1 Establish functional & centralized data sharing network

Status
15% Complete
Activity or deliverable

2.2 Develop templates and guidance notes in five NDC sectors

Status
10% Complete
Activity or deliverable

2.3 Develop a verification manual for MRV of NDC Actions

Status
10% Complete
Output

3. Five climate change indicators mainstreamed into the medium-term framework (Yr. 2018-2022)

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

3.1 Develop indicators for NDC actions and incorporate into national M&E framework (APR) for long-term monitoring of sector-led climate actions

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

3.2 Develop specific input/output indicators for selected sector NDC actions and incorporate them into the NDPC result framework for the 2018-2022 planning cycle and beyond

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

3.3 Organize three workshops on the development of climate-specific indicators for NDC sectors and the assessment of NDC policy interventions

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

3.4 Organize two consultative meetings for planning and coordination for key stakeholders in the NDC sectors to promote its visibility; stocktaking of achievements and evaluation of progress

Status
0%
Output

Output 4: Full version of domestic MRV tested/piloted in 3 selected NDC sectors

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

Activity 4.1: Test and pilot transparency measures in the Energy, Agriculture and Transport sectors.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Activity 4.2: Communicate key lessons and best practices from the implementation of the CBIT Project

Status
0%
English

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

English

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

English

The report presents the overview of the one-day workshop held on the 10th March, 2020 at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to officially launch Ghana’s CBIT. As the Executing entity, the EPA introduced the project to the CBIT activities and institutional arrangements to the national stakeholder who gathered at the meeting. It was also the occasion the EPA used to seek feedback on the activities and plan the implementation strategies. The objective of Ghana’s CBIT project is to strengthen national systems to effectively and regularly track and report Ghana’s NDC. The CBIT project will...

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Level of capacity
  12-2018
Reporting national greenhouse gas inventory
85%
Reporting progress made in implementing NDCs
80%
Reporting on climate change impacts and adaptation
43%
Reporting financial, technology transfer, and capacity-building support needed and received
43%
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Ghana
Western Africa
Ratification of UNFCCC
06 . Sep . 1995
Kyoto Protocol
30 . May . 2003
Paris Agreement
21 . Sep . 2016
Population
2017
28,834.00
Thousands
SourceUN Data
GDP per Capita
2015
1,355.60
current US$
SourceUN Data
Energy Production
2014
410.00
Petajoules
SourceUn Data
Total GHG Emissions per Sector
Year 2006
UNIT GG CO2 Equivalent
SourceUNFCCC
Energy
9,233.61
Industry
243.45
Agriculture
6,483.63
Land Use Change and Forestry
5,566.05
Waste
2,266.35
Transparency Information
Submited National Communications 2001 2011 2015
Submitted Biennial Update Reports 2015 2019
Submitted GHG Inventories 2001 2011 2015 2019
International Consultation and Analysis 2015
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 focusses on 3 areas: