The problem that this project seeks to address is that Antigua and Barbuda’s data collection, monitoring, reporting and verification under the UNFCCC is conducted on a project-by-project basis. This approach limits the scope of what can be monitored and report, it results in methodological biases that can be consultant-specific and not nationally owned and appropriate approaches, and the project-specific approach does not build sustained in-country capacity. Further, as Antigua and Barbuda increases the scale and transformational impacts of climate change actions towards NDC goals, a project-by-project approach will result in higher MRV costs as it is less efficient.


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Antigua and Barbuda
Caribbean
Title
Capacity building for improved transparency on climate actions through an environment registry in Antigua & Barbuda
Objective

To promote mainstreaming of NDC monitoring, reporting and verification into domestic systems and strengthen institutional capacity to enable routine, concurrent and participatory monitoring processes that enhance transparency under the Paris Agreement

GEF project grant
USD 1.000.000
Concept approval
Project document approval
Start date
End date
Pending
Implementing agencies

Project outcomes

The Environment Registry MRV function is established through a participatory process that includes a resilience assessment

The Environment Registry becomes the official national source for NDC monitoring, reporting and verification

Stakeholders

Community Development Division (CDD)

Statistics Division

Department of Analytical Services

Central Board of Health

Fisheries Division

Directorate of Gender Affairs

Environmental Awareness Group (EAG)

Gilbert Agricultural and Rural Development Centre (GARDC)

Marine Ecosystem Protected Areas (MEPA) Trust

Local EIA consultants

Antigua State College-led groups and other applicable school groups

Antigua and Barbuda Association of Persons with Disabilities

Registered community organizations

Knowledge Management Approaches

The Environment Registry, key element of this proposal, is centred around knowledge management as its purpose is to provide environment information to a range of public and private stakeholders

The manager of the environment registry will ensure that all documentation will be obtained, categorised, and available for access

Additional regulations and procedures will be produced for access and use of the registry by other agencies

It is envisioned that the platform will be made accessible to the international audience as part of CBIT’s global activities, making Antigua and Barbuda a knowledge hub


Meet the focal point of the project
Diann Black-Layne
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Diann Black-Layne
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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)
National GHG inventory reporting
5
2
pending pending
NDC implementation reporting
3
1
pending pending
Climate change adaptation reporting
4
2
pending pending

Indicators on project results
Indicator
Indicator Target Baseline Source of verification
Improvement in the quality of Institutional capacity for transparency based on GEF score 1 to 4 as per Annex IV of CBIT programming directions +2 2 GEF Tracking Tool
Improvement in the quality MRV system for GHG Inventory based on GEF score 1 to 10 as per Annex III of CBIT programming directions +3 2 GEF Tracking Tool
Number of transparency guidance documents being used by DOE staff and sectoral data compilers 6 0 Interviews with DOE staff
Improvement in the quality MRV system for NDC Implementation reporting based on GEF score 1 to 10 as per Annex III of CBIT programming directions +2 1 GEF Tracking Tool
Improvement in the quality MRV system for adaptation reporting based on GEF score 1 to 10 as per Annex III of CBIT programming directions +2 2 GEF Tracking Tool
% of specialized trained staff who declares to be in a better position to implement MRV systems (gender disaggregated) 70% N/A Training surveys

Progress
>to be provided by the country focal point<
Status of project outputs and activities
Outcome
1. The Environment Registry MRV function is established through a participatory process that includes a resilience assessment
Outputs
Output
1.1. Regulations, procedures and guidelines for monitoring, reporting and verifying climate change data are developed
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
1.1.1 Design a legal structure for climate data collection and sharing based on MoUs and other formal agreements
Status
38% Complete
Activity or deliverable
1.1.2 Develop QA/QC standards for the data that will be collected by the various stakeholders
Status
37% Complete
Activity or deliverable
1.1.3 Develop and formalize methodologies and guidelines for data collection, management and sharing
Status
5% Complete
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 1: MoUs and other legal agreements for climate data collection and sharing implemented
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 2: QA/QC standards for data management developed (based on IPCC 2006 guidelines)
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 3: Guidelines for data collection, management and sharing developed and formalized
Status
0%
Output
1.2 Environment Registry is accessible to the public to promote accountability and transparency
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
1.2.1 Establish a user-friendly online data portal for the Environment Registry, including a management system to facilitate data sharing among data sources and a data-entry manual
Status
35% Complete
Activity or deliverable
1.2.2 Conduct consultations with public sector stakeholders, NGOs, private sector and CSOs on the design of the online user-friendly platform
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
1.2.3 Provide training in operating the online platform including long term service agreement
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 4: Online dataportal and data sharing system for the Environment Registry established
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 5: Step-by-step manuel for data entry developed, training provided and long-term technical service agreement included in ToR for IT
Status
0%
Output
1.3 Data security and climate resilient assessment for the Environment Registry is conducted
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
1.3.1 Undertake an infrastructural and data security risk assessment of Antigua and Barbuda's data management and storage systems
Status
42% Complete
Activity or deliverable
1.3.2 Implement the recommendations from the assessment
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
1.3.3 Provide training in operating the data storage system and long term service agreement
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 6: Data security risk assessment conducted
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 7: Measures undertaken based on the assessment to improve data security
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 8: Training provided to operate the IT equipment of the data storage system and long term service agreement in place with IT provider
Status
0%
Output
1.4 Country-specific indicators in line with Nationally Determined Contribution targets are developed
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
1.4.1 Develop an NDC implementation plan through a participatory process
Status
36% Complete
Activity or deliverable
1.4.2 Develop indicators in a consultative way for the Nationally Determined Contribution implementation plan
Status
36% Complete
Activity or deliverable
1.4.3 Define Terms of Reference (ToR) and scope of the Multilateral Environmental Agreement (MEA) committee, its legal mandate and its administrative location
Status
6% Complete
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 9: NDC implementation plan and indicators developed
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 10: Roles and responsibilities for coordinating NDC implementation estbalished
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 11: Scope, legal mandate and administrative location of the Multilateral Environmental Agreement (MEA) committee defined
Status
0%
Outcome
2. The Environment Registry becomes the official national source for NDC monitoring, reporting and verification
Outputs
Output
2.1 Training to government agencies, private sector, and civil society is provided in order to appropriately and efficiently contribute data to the Environment Registry
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
2.1.1 Train key stakeholders in applying the QA/QC plan and the new data collection guidelines
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
2.1.2 Train relevant staff in the Data Management Unit and sectoral experts to develop GHG inventories and reporting on adaptation
Status
40% Complete
Activity or deliverable
2.1.3 Create awareness about the Environment Registry and make data available for policymakers through periodic reports on climate change risks and solution
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
2.1.4 Include the private sector in the Environment registry through trainings and workshops
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 12: Key stakeholders trained in applying the new data mechanism
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 13: Two staff in the Data Management Unit trained to develop GHG inventories
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 14: Periodic reports on climate change risks and solutions developed
Status
0%
Output
2.2 Evaluation, learning and scaling up of the transparency initiative are conducted
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
2.2.1 Conduct two workshops on relevant topics to share lessons learned of establishing a climate transparency system with regional peers and other SIDS
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
2.2.2 Participate actively in the Global Coordination Platform and global CBIT workshops
Status
23% Complete
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 15: Three meetings in the region conducted on regional mechanisms
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 16: Four exchange learning visits conducted to neighbouring SIDS
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
18 February 9:00AM to 3:30PM - 2020, UTC
Trade Winds Hotel Conference Room
Level of capacity
  12-2018
Reporting national greenhouse gas inventory
67%
Reporting progress made in implementing NDCs
33%
Reporting on climate change impacts and adaptation
54%
Reporting financial, technology transfer, and capacity-building support needed and received
53%
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Antigua and Barbuda
Caribbean
Ratification of UNFCCC
02 . Feb . 1993
Kyoto Protocol
03 . Nov . 1998
Paris Agreement
21 . Sep . 2016
Population
2018
103.00
Thousands
SourceUN DATA
GDP per Capita
2016
14,462.00
current US$
SourceUN DATA
Total GHG Emissions per Sector
Year 2000
UNIT GG CO2 Equivalent
SourceUNFCCC
Energy
372.72
Agriculture
104.33
Land Use Change and Forestry
11.20
Waste
120.70
National Climate Policy
Long-term Strategies
Pending
National Adaptation Plans
Pending