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Bahamas
Caribbean
Title
Building The Bahamas capacity in transparency for climate change mitigation and adaptation
Objective

Build the capacity of The Bahamas to meet the reporting requirements of the enhanced transparency framework of the Paris Agreement

GEF project grant
USD 1.354.200
Concept approval
Project document approval
Start date
Pending
End date
Pending
Implementing agencies

Project outcomes

The Bahamas establishes a transparency framework through which it meets reporting requirements in accordance with Article 13 of the Paris Agreement

 

Stakeholders

The Bahamas Environment, Science and Technology Commission

Ministry of the environment and Housing

Office of The Attorney General

The Bahamas Power and Light Corporation

Central Bank of the Bahamas

The Bahamas Bureau of Standards and Quality

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)

Ministry of Public Works

Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development

Ministry of Health

Department of Statistics

Ministry of Transport and Local Government

Department of Meteorology

Water and Sewage Corp

Academic institutions

Civil society organizations

Private sector

CBIT Global Coordination Platform

Knowledge Management Approaches

Establish a knowledge management system in collaboration with a knowledge institute.

Participate in the CBIT Global Coordination Platform, providing and receiving inputs.

Sharing of knowledge and lessons learned in networks such as CARICOM, SIDS, and AOSIS.


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
1
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)
Improvement in the quality MRV system
5
1
pending pending

Indicators on project results
Indicator
Indicator Target Baseline Source of verification
Direct project beneficiaries disaggregated by gender (individual people) 100 beneficiaries (60% women) 0 Project reports and capacity building attendance lists
# of ministries endorsing guidelines under Output 1.4 for integrating gender-sensitive adaptation/mitigation information into national planning 3 0 Government announcement and project reports
# of stakeholders trained and women declaring that the platform allow them to better coordinate and implement climate transparency activities 14 (70% of 20) stakeholders participating in trainings, 8 women (60% of 14) 0 Survey done by stakeholders, training activities included in workshop report
# of stakeholders and # of women trained are in a better position to compile data for the GHG inventory 14 (70% of 20) stakeholders participating in trainings, 8 women (60% of 14) 0 Survey done by stakeholders, training activities included in workshop report
# of gender sensitive indicators for tracking progress in implementing the NDC 8 0 Deliverable 1.3.4
# stakeholders and # women in better position to use scenarios for impact assessment and mitigation/adaptation planning 14 (70% of 20) stakeholders participating in trainings, 8 women (60% of 14) 0 Survey done by stakeholders, training activities included in workshop report
# of gender-sensitive capacity-building mechanisms formalized to promote transparency and incorporate climate information into national planning 1 0 MoU between DEPP and the selected local training institution
# of gender-sensitive knowledge products shared with the CBIT Global Platform 6 0 Global Coordination CBIT Platform website

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

1A. The Bahamas submits to the UNFCCC secretariat high-quality climate reports aligned with the enhanced transparency framework under the Paris Agreement

Outputs
Output

1.1 The Ministry of Environment and Housing has access to a proposal for institutional arrangements and a platform to coordinate and implement climate transparency activities

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

A1. Assess national institutions capacities, procedures and mandates to coordinate and implement transparency activities including the analysis of current gaps, propose recommendations to overcome them and design a transparency framework for GHG inventory and NDC tracking with implementation roadmap

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A2. Propose institutional arrangements and legal framework to collect data for GHG inventory and NDC tracking and updating (on the selected sectors), providing support to the Ministry of Environment and Housing.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A3. Establish a centralized data tracking and knowledge platform, including the procurement of the
necessary hard- and software, its design, the development of procedures and protocols for its use,
training to platform users, and pilot test

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A4. Analyse and identify financial sources in consultation with national stakeholders to assess financial support needed and received, ensure that NCCC can se sustainably and efficiently staffed and track information on climate finance flows

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.1.1. Report on existing national mitigation and adaptation transparency activities and institutional arrangements and gaps, and recommendations, based on international best practices, to comply with the Paris Agreement modalities, procedures and guidelines

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.1.2. One (1) validation workshop, including workshop report on the conceptual national transparency framework and the institutional and legal arrangements for GHG inventory planning, management and preparation, and; the tracking of NDC progress.

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.1.3. National transparency framework, including institutional and legal arrangements and procedures required for preparing the GHG inventory and tracking NDC implementation presented to the Ministry of the Environment and Housing for adoption

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.1.4. Report on technical support provided to the Ministry of the Environment and Housing for adopting the national transparency framework

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.1.5. Design of the centralized GHG inventory and NDC data and knowledge platform and the data sharing templates and protocols, including hard- and soft-ware specifications

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.1.6. Two (2) training sessions on the use of the centralized data and knowledge platform for stakeholders involved in the preparation of the GHG inventory reports and NDC tracking, implementation, and updating, including session reports

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.1.7. Centralized data and knowledge platform procured, piloted and operationalized

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.1.8. One (1) validation workshop, including workshop report on the climate finance strategy, inter-institutional architecture, and methodology for tracking climate finance flows (from international and domestic sources) endorsed by the DEPP

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.1.9. National climate finance strategy and architecture, including a proposal for financing the National Climate Change Committee and methodology to track financial flows, presented to the Ministry of the Environment and Housing for adoption

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.1.10. Report on technical support provided to the Ministry of the Environment and Housing for adopting the national climate finance strategy and architecture

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.1.11. Two (2) training sessions on tracking financial flows for government stakeholders involved in climate finance, including session reports

Status
0%
Output

1.2 The government, academia, private sector and civil society have strengthened capacities to compile data for and manage the improved greenhouse gas inventory

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

B1. Conduct sectoral-specific studies for all sectors (Energy, IPPU, AFOLU, and Waste) to propose measures to improve the GHG Inventory process and develop good quality data

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B2. Develop and adopt QA/QC plan and QA/QC manual with procedures

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B3. Develop 15 training sessions including material based on the improvement plan for GHG inventory coordination entity, GHG providers and GHG compilation team on IPCC 2006/latest guidelines, including cross-cutting issues and all sectors including materials for GHG inventory compilation

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.2.1. Report on current GHG Inventory-related practices and gaps, and recommendations
on GHG inventorying based on international best practices

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.2.2. One (1) validation workshop on the improvement plan and the QA/QC plan and
manual for the national GHG inventory, including workshop report

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.2.3. National GHG inventory improvement plan according to the 2006 IPCC/latest
Guidelines and QA/QC plan and manual approved by DEPP

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverables 1.2.4. QA/QC plan and manual for the national GHG inventory tested by GHG inventory
stakeholders

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.2.5. 15 training sessions for GHG inventory coordinating entities, GHG data
providers and the GHG compilation team on GHG inventory compilation covering: IPCC 2006/latest
guidelines, including cross-cutting issues and all sectors including materials for GHG compilation

Status
0%
Output

1.3 Governmental stakeholders have strengthened capacities, tools and protocols to track the implementation of the nationally determined contribution

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

C1. Analysis of current transparency practices and gaps and recommendations on NDC accounting,
tracking and update, based on international best practices

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C2. Design gender-sensitive monitoring indicators for the NDC and develop a methodology and
guidelines for data collection for each progress indicator of the NDC. Indicators will be designed for all the sectors in The Bahamas' NDC

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C3. Carry out eight training sessions for Ministry staff and other relevant stakeholders on NDC
tracking on indicators and guidelines on NDC tracking, account, and updating

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C4. Develop and implement guidelines on the methodology and procedures established under
deliverable 1.1.9. to track support needed and received for the achievement of the NDC and reporting of climate finance flows

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C5. Participate in three international peer-exchanges events through the CBIT Global Coordination Platform and other forums on lessons learned, and best practices in MRV and M&E components of the NDCs; indicators and guidelines on NDC tracking and climate finance tracking

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.3.1. Report on current transparency practices and gaps and recommendations on NDC
accounting, tracking and update, based on international best practices

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.3.2. One (1) validation workshop, including workshop report, on gender-sensitive monitoring indicators for tracking NDC progress and a data collection methodology and guidelines for each NDC progress indicator

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.3.3. Report of the proposed gender-sensitive monitoring indicators for tracking NDC
progress and data collection methodology and guidelines using the results of the TNC/BUR1 project
approved by DEPP

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.3.4. Eight (8) training sessions, including one (1) session report on gender-sensitive indicators and guidelines on NDC tracking, accounting, and updating for Ministry staff and other relevant stakeholders on NDC tracking

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.3.5. Guidelines on the application of the methodology to track climate finance established under deliverable 1.1.9 adapted to assess support needed and received for the implementation of the NDC

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.3.6. Three (3) reports of participation in three peer-exchange events on lessons learned and best practices in MRV and M&E components of NDCs and on climate finance tracking shared with the Global CBIT platform

Status
0%
Output

Government decision-makers have strengthened capacities to incorporate climate analysis into national planning, including through a sustainable capacity building mechanism and guidelines

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

D1. Technical support for implementing vulnerability and impact assessments for adaptation measures including gender aspect undertaken under the TNC/BUR1 project aiming for integration of adaptation considerations into national planning. Department of Gender Affairs to be consulted
Department of

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

D2. Provide technical support for standardizing the use of projections and mitigation scenarios for mitigation actions for The Bahamas building on the TNC/BUR1 project, including gender aspect submitted to relevant Ministries for endorsement

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

D3. Carry out two trainings and capacity building workshops for ministry staff and other relevant stakeholders on how to use assessments, projections & scenarios into decision-making processes

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

D4. Participate in two peer-exchange events through the CBIT Global Coordination Platform and other forums on lessons learned, and best practices in the use of projections, scenarios and assessments for policy making

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

D5. Establish a capacity building mechanism including a capacity building mechanism for operating GHG inventory and compiling related data, NDC tracking, Support needed and received tracking, and integration of climate analysis into national decision-making in collaboration with local institution

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.4.1. Guidelines for standardizing and implementing vulnerability and impact assessments for adaptation measures including gender aspect undertaken under the TNC/BUR1 project submitted to relevant Ministries for endorsement

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.4.2. Guidelines to implement and use as part of national decision-making i) template for reporting mitigation actions for selected IPCC emission sectors ii) process for continued updating of NAMA registry iii) projections of emissions and mitigation assessments under TCN/BUR1 project

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.4.3. Two (2) training sessions for policy planners and policy makers on using assessments, projections, and scenarios on adaptation and mitigation, including sessions report

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.4.4. Two (2) reports on participation to two international peer-exchange events on lessons learned, and best practices in the use of projections, scenarios and assessments for policy making, shared with the Global CBIT Platform

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.4.5. Capacity-building system formalised a national training institution on: i) GHG inventory and compilation ii) tracking NDC implementation and support needed/received iii) integrating climate analysis into national decision-making

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

Deliverable 1.4.6. Five (5) 'train-the-trainers' training sessions (for GHG Inventory, Mitigation NDC tracking, Adaptation NDC tracking, Support needed and received tracking, and Integration of climate analysis into national decision-making)

Status
0%
Outcome

1B. The Bahamas government advances towards making decisions based on climate analysis and implementing climate transparency activities

English

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

English

CBIT CEO Endorsement document, including project description, budget and workplan.

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Bahamas
Caribbean
Ratification of UNFCCC
29 . Mar . 1994
Paris Agreement
22 . Aug . 2016
Population
2019
390.00
Thousands
SourceUN Data
GDP per Capita
2019
11,792.00
current US$
SourceUN Data
Total GHG Emissions per Sector
Year 2000
UNIT GG CO2 Equivalent
Energy
660.48
Industry
0.05
Agriculture
0.23
Land Use Change and Forestry
1,513.67
Waste
11.10
Transparency Information
Submited National Communications 2001 2012
National Climate Policy
Long-term Strategies
Pending
National Adaptation Plans
Pending