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Thailand
South-Eastern Asia
Title
Strengthening Thailand's institutional and technical capacities to comply with the Enhanced Transparency Framework of the Paris Agreement
Objective

Thailand has the necessary capacities and institutional arrangements to comply with the requirements of the Enhanced Transparency Framework.

GEF project grant
USD 1.991.000
Concept approval
Project document approval
Start date
End date
Implementing agencies

Project outcomes

1.1 Thailand has the institutional and human capacities  to regularly prepare accurate and transparent GHG inventories

2.1 Thailand's transparency framework enabled to track progress in implementing its Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) and report regularly as per Paris Agreement

3.1 Thailand has systems and tools to effectively track international support received and report transparently as per international obligations

4.1 Thailand has tools and human capacities to monitor and evaluate adaptation actions and assess vulnerabilities to climate change, as well as use the information for adaptation policy development

Stakeholders

Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy & Planning (ONEP)

Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO)

Office of Agricultural Economics (OAE)

Department of Industrial Works (DIW)

Land Development Department (LDD)

Department of Health (DOH)

Office of Transport and Traffic Policy and Planning (OTP)

Pollution Control Department (PCD)

National Universities and Academia 

National Technical Institutions

Civil Society Organization

Private Sector Entities

Knowledge Management Approaches

Sharing of information through the National Climate Change Committee (NCCC) and Climate Change Coordinator Officers

Developments of guidelines, guidance documents and tools for data collection

Sharing of lessons-learned through regional workshops, fora and the CBIT Global Coordination Platform


Meet the focal point of the project
Suphat Phengphan
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Suphat Phengphan
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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)
B: Qualitative assessment of institutional capacity
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)
D: Quality of GHG inventories of sectors covered is improved
1
1
pending pending
F: Quality of MRV of support received is enhanced
3
1
pending pending

Indicators on project results
Indicator
Indicator Target Baseline Source of verification
Indicator A: Quality of reporting and transparency mechanisms under the Paris Agreement Medium High Reports/evaluations from the UNFCCC/ICA /3rd Parties on Thailand's submissions
C1. Number of persons trained, 120 0 Participant lists for all training and capacity building activities
C2. percentage of persons trained that are women 60 Not known Participant lists for all training and capacity building activities
E: Sectoral coverage of tracking progress in implementing mitigation actions and regularly reporting as per Paris Agreement enhanced At least 1 0 Reports/evaluations from the UNFCCC/ICA /3rd Parties on Thailand's submissions
G: Secotral coverage of monitoring and evaluating adaptation actions and assessment of vulnerabilities to climate change is enlarged 1 (Agriculture) 0 Next BTR - Adaptation section

Progress
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Status of project outputs and activities
Outcome

1. Thailand has the institutional and human capacities to regularly prepare accurate and transparent GHG inventories of the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) and Energy Sector through its national GHG inventory system.

Outputs
Output

1.1. Institutional arrangements, including processes and procedures for collecting and reporting in the Agriculture, Forestry and other Land Use (AFOLU) sector formalized

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

1.1.1 Outline clear and detailed institutional roles, mandates and responsibilities of ministries, agencies and external data providers involved in data production, collection and reporting of the AFOLU sector.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

1.1.2 Draft and implement data-sharing agreements for the different data providers in the AFOLU sectors.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

1.1.3 Organize a stakeholder workshop with all involved data providers, about the institutional roles and tasks for data production, collection and reporting of AFOLU sector.

Status
0%
Output

1.2 Sectorial guidelines, templates and tools for data collection developed and training provided to support operationalization of the web-based inventory system in the Agriculture, Forestry and other Land Use (AFOLU) sectors.

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

1.2.1 Develop sector-specific guidelines and templates for data collection in the Forestry
sector.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

1.2.2 Develop the data collection systems of the forestry/non-forestry areas, soil carbon emissions and livestock manure management for the subsequent calculations of GHG inventories in the existing web-based inventory system (TGEIS)

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

1.2.3 Deliver training on Forestry sector guidelines and templates to technical staff involved in the GHG inventory process

Status
0%
Output

1.3 Country-specific emission factors following IPCC Guidelines developed in the Agriculture, Forestry and other Land Use (AFOLU) and Energy Sectors

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

1.3.1 In collaboration with local experts, develop country-specific emission pool for agricultural soils.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

1.3.2 In collaboration with local experts, develop relevant data set for the establishment of country-specific emission factors for the manure management in Livestock sector

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

1.3.3 In collaboration with local experts, develop country-specific emission factors for
selected fuels in Energy sector.

Status
0%
Output

1.4 Methodology and system for QA/QC for data from the Forestry sector developed

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

1.4.1 Develop guidance on the application of QA/QC procedures in the GHG inventory compilation for the Forestry sector

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

1.4.2 Hold a final stakeholder workshop for all staff in the different agencies involved in the GHG inventory process, as well as other relevant data-providers (e.g. sub-national entities)

Status
0%
Outcome

2.1 Thailand's transparency framework is enabled to track progress in implementing its mitigation action and report regularly as per Paris Agreement

Outputs
Output

2.1 Institutional arrangements for the tracking of mitigation action, including quality check of GHG reduction estimations, formalized in the Agricultural sector.

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

2.1.1 Strengthen and formalize the institutional arrangements for the monitoring of open burning reduction measures in the Agriculture sector, including outlining the responsibilities of relevant institutions to deliver the necessary data and information to track progress.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

2.1.2 Adjust and develop processes and procedures for data collection, reporting, and quality control of GHG estimations from open burning reduction measures in the Agriculture sector

Status
0%
Output

2.2 Monitoring indicators and information matrix to track progress of mitigation action in the Agricultural sector developed, and training to lead agencies to report indicators is provided

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

2.2.1 In collaboration with sectorial experts and agencies, identify sector-specific indicators and information matrix for tracking of open burning reduction measures in the agriculture sector

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

2.2.2 Develop monitoring and evaluation system to monitor the implementation of open burning reduction measures in the agriculture sector.

Status
0%
Output

2.3 Methodologies, tools, and templates for estimating GHG emissions reduction impacts in the Agricultural sector developed, and capacity building of stakeholders on the usage of the tools provided

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

2.3.1 Assess fitness for purpose, and if necessary, adapt existing methodologies/tools to estimate GHG emissions reductions in the agricultural sector

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

2.3.2 Develop methodologies and templates for the specific purpose of the open burning reduction measure

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

2.3.3 Provide training to staff in relevant agencies on the use of the information matrix and the reporting on the specific indicators, as well as methodological tools and templates for the estimation of GHG emissions reductions

Status
0%
Outcome

3 Thailand has systems and tools to effectively track international support received and report transparently as per international obligations

Outputs
Output

3.1 Institutional arrangements to track support received established

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

3.1.1 Take stock of current institutional arrangements, including procedures and processes of involved agencies and ministries in relation to storing and reporting information on support received.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

3.1.2 Identify gaps and barriers in relation to the flow of information on support received and
inter-ministerial communication.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

3.1.3 Establish and formalize institutional arrangements, outlining reporting responsibilities.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

3.1.4 Conduct a study to devise a Gender Action Plan for the project as a whole.

Status
0%
Output

3.2 Web-based templates and training for reporting of the MRV of support developed and disseminated

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

3.2.1 Assess reporting requirements on support needed and received, as laid out in the modalities, procedures and guidelines and compare with informational elements of the existing basic templates.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

3.2.2 Generate an appropriate web-based reporting template for international climate support
received in compliance with the MPG requirements.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

3.2.3 Deliver trainings on the use of the web-based reporting templates.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

3.2.4 Conduct trial run of the system and test the web-based reporting template with selected agency and to report on support received

Status
0%
Outcome

4. Thailand has tools and human capacities to monitor and evaluate adaptation actions and assess vulnerabilities to climate change, as well as use the information for adaptation policy development in the Agriculture Sector.

Outputs
Output

4.1. Metrics, indicators and methodologies for Agriculture for the purpose of tracking the adaptation goals outlined in the NDC and NAP developed

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

4.1.1 Collect and analyze domestic and international evidence and experiences in impacts, risks and vulnerability assessment and M&E of adaptation actions in the Agriculture sector as well as
existing metrics, indicators and methodologies of the Agr. sector, on a national and sub-national level.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

4.1.2 Develop metrics, indicators and methodologies in accordance with the NAP and the general practices of the Agriculture sector, including monitoring and evaluation practices at national and sub-national level, and the development of the baseline of indicators for evaluation.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

4.1.3 Take stock of current institutional arrangements for reporting, monitoring and evaluation&#13;
of adaptation actions in the Agri. sector, including procedures and processes of involved agencies and ministries, and establish and formalize institutional arrangements, outlining reporting responsibil

Status
0%
Output

4.2 Templates for a national information gateway on climate risk, vulnerability and adaptation to monitoring and evaluation adaptation action in the Agriculture sector developed and disseminated.

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

4.2.1 Develop the template for reporting on performance, and monitoring and evaluation, of adaptation activities in the Agriculture sector according to the NAP and climate change strategies/plans/measures for agricultural sector, as well as the framework under the Paris Agreement.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

4.2.2 Develop a reporting database "a national information gateway" for performance,
monitoring and evaluation of adaptation actions in the Agriculture sector.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

4.2.3 Test the reporting database for performance, monitoring and evaluation of adaptation actions in a selected agency in the Agricultural sector, and assess the results.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

4.2.4 Publish reporting database of monitoring and evaluation of climate change impacts and adaptation in the Agriculture and disseminate to related agencies.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

4.2.5 Develop Guidelines for reporting, monitoring and evaluation of adaptation actions in the Agricultural sector.

Status
0%
Output

4.3 Capacity building on integrating information and knowledge on impacts, risks and vulnerability from climate change into policy formulation, and on monitoring and evaluation of adaptation activities strengthened in the Agricultural sector.

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

4.3.1 Analyze practices for applying information and knowledge on impacts, risks and vulnerabilities from climate change in policy formulation in the Agriculture sector.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

4.3.2 Develop training curriculum, integrating relevant climate change and V&A knowledge, for the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, following Activity 4.3.1.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

4.3.3 Provide training to relevant agencies in integrating adaptation issues in climate change plans/measures/strategies following the Activities 4.3.1 and 4.3.2.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

4.3.4 Provide training to relevant agencies on the use of the reporting database (under Output 4.2) following the guidelines developed under Activity 4.2.5.

Status
0%
English

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

English

Thailand's CBIT Project CEO Endorsement Document, as approved by GEF. The CEO Endorsement document describes the project in detail, including the description of the project outcome, outputs, deliverables, workplan, and budget.

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Thailand
South-Eastern Asia
Ratification of UNFCCC
28 . Dec . 1994
Kyoto Protocol
28 . Aug . 2002
Paris Agreement
21 . Sep . 2016
Population
2018
69,183.00
Thousands
SourceUN DATA
GDP per Capita
2016
5,911.00
current US$
SourceUN DATA
Energy Production
2015
2,929.00
Petajoules
SourceUN DATA
Total GHG Emissions per Sector
Year 2013
UNIT GG CO2 Equivalent
SourceUNFCCC
Energy
236,936.40
Industry
18,976.65
Agriculture
50,917.45
Land Use Change and Forestry
-86,101.83
Waste
11,830.40
Transparency Information
Submited National Communications 2000 2011 2018
Submitted Biennial Update Reports 2015 2017
Submitted GHG Inventories 2000
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 aims to strengthen the national MRV system for the Industry and Building sub-sectors (energy efficiency focus) in the context of the NDC and the related NDC Roadmap.