The CBIT project will support Costa Rica in establishing an overarching structure across all sectors that will ensure high quality in its transparency instruments, and create the capacities to transcend in the usage of MRV for policy design inputs.

CBIT’s most important contribution will occur through the creation of capacities at an inter-sectoral level. This cross-sectorial work is fundamental to Costa Rica due to the economy-wide nature of its’ NDC target, which seeks to drive deep, transformational de-carbonization, and therefore can only be achieved by incorporating multi or inter-sectoral approaches.

These objectives will strongly foster Costa Rica’s capacity in complying with its obligations under the Paris Agreement. In line with the need for enhanced ambition, CBIT support will ensure the long-term capacity in climate policy planning, which is necessary to sustain its very ambitious target of carbon neutrality.

 


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Costa Rica
Central America
Title
Costa Rica's integrated reporting and transparency system
Objective

Costa Rica complies with the requirements of the transparency framework under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change 

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

Project outcomes

Costa Rica’s transparency instruments are strengthened to meet the Paris Agreement’s transparency framework requirements

National institutions use climate change analysis and monitoring data for decision making

 

Stakeholders

World Bank

Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

UNEP DTU Partnership

National Meteorological Institute

Ministry of Environment and Energy

Ministry of Transport and Public Works

National Statistics and Census Institute

Sub-sectoral Secretariat for Energy Planning

Costa Rican National Registry

Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock

National Fund for the Financing of Forestry

Costa Rican Central Bank

National Centre of Geo-environmental Information

National Women's Institute

Scientific Council for Climate Change

The Costa Rican Chamber of Private Businesses

Knowledge Management Approaches

Convene all relevant actors regularly as part of the cross-sectorial working group  in  order  to  share  expertise,  experiences,  MRV  implementation 
advancements, challenges

The knowledge platform will play a key role in making available knowledge associated with data generation and analysis

The easy-to-use digital library of methodologies and models shall be accessible to all

The knowledge management platform will be made accessible to the international audience as part of CBIT’s global activities


Meet the focal point of the project
Andrea  Meza

I am the Climate Change Director of Ministry of Energy and Environment Costa Rica. 

 

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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
3
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
5
3
pending pending

Indicators on project results
Indicator
Indicator Target Baseline Source of verification
Climate analysis for the country's NDC is more accurate Yes No MRV system and reports generated by SPU
A national platform fully functional to manage transparency data and report on NDC progress 1 0 Institutional arrangements and platform information
Number of institutional sources from which data is being checked 4 0 Application of QA/QC in GHG inventory, and MoUs developed
Strategic Planning Unit established to generate climate analysis to inform policy making 1 0 SPU legal mandate
Number of national institutions using SPU's policy analysis for decision making 4 0 Survey with national institutions
Percentage of NDC-related policies or analysis, produced by SPU, that include a gender component 35% 0% Review of SPU policies and analysis

Progress
To be provided by country focal point
Status of project outputs and activities
Outcome

1.1 Costa Rica's transparency instruments are strengthened to meet the Paris Agreement's transparency framework requirements

Outputs
Output

1.1.1 Quality control, assurance, and continuous improvement program for Costa Rica's transparency instruments designed

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

A1. Develop QA/QC plan for the national GHG inventory and mitigation actions, with a scheduled timeframe of activities and data quality objectives

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A2. Design a costed roadmap to integrate the QA/QC system into SINAMECC, leading to the application of the system in the yearly reporting to UNFCCC

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A3. Develop legal framework or MoUs for institutionalized and consistent data management, with assignments of QA/QC responsibility

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A4. Conduct an assessment of training and capacity building needs to equip government officials with the skills required to operationalize the QA/QC system

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A5. Develop guidance material for staff in key sectors on how to apply the QA/QC procedures when preparing GHG inventories

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A6. Develop QA/QC training modules and build capacity of key stakeholders

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A7. Organize a regional workshop on QA/QC under the Latin American Network on GHG inventories (Red INGEI)

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A8. Deliverable: QA/QC plan

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A9. Deliverable: Legal framework design for the implementation of a permanent QA/QC system, and drafts of MoUs

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

A10. Training to QA/QC staff

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0%
Activity or deliverable

A11. Workshop under the Latin American Network on GHG inventories (Red INGEI) organized

Status
0%
Outcome

1.2 National institutions use climate change analysis and monitoring data for decision making

Outputs
Output

1.2.1 Strategic Planning Unit (SPU) developed

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

B1. Establish the SPU by defining its role, scope of legal mandate, administrative location, vision, mission statemen, organigram, annual work plan, and business model

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B2. Establish the Green Network to host forums with the private sector, politicians, and citizens and raise awareness on climate issues

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B3. Conduct regional technical workshops on policy instruments for implementation of Costa Rica's long-term low GHG emission development strategy

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B4. Undertake annual national stock-taking of Costa Rica's progress in achieving the NDC, including impact analysis of mitigation actions and identification of opportunities for additional actions

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B5. Develop policy impact forecasts and substantive policy options for the improvement of climate change policy-making across sectors

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B6. Carry out public relations, including the establishment of a Climate Embassy for Youth and develop educational material on climate change

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0%
Activity or deliverable

B7. Provide training to SPU staff on NDC policy impact forecasting, including a workshop on integrating gender responsiness in the NDC

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0%
Activity or deliverable

B8. Deliverable: definition of the administrative and legal structure of the SPU

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0%
Activity or deliverable

B9. Deliverable: Annual work plan and 5-year work plan for SPU

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0%
Activity or deliverable

B10. Deliverable: Business model for the SPU

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0%
Activity or deliverable

B11. Deliverable: Annual NDC stock-takes, starting in 2020

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B12. Deliverable: Policy options for key sectors

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B13: Deliverable: Regional workshop on policy instruments to implement the long-term low GHG emissions development strategies

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

B14. Deliverable: Study on data management for improved transparency in a chosen sector, based on best practices for the region

Status
0%
Output

1.2.2 Knowledge sharing platform for MRV related transparency and data methodologies implemented

Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable

C1. Design and program the transparency knowledge platform website

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0%
Activity or deliverable

C2. Populate the platform with sectoral guidance documents and methodologies available on the website

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0%
Activity or deliverable

C3. Maintain and update the technical content of the website

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0%
Activity or deliverable

C4. Design user guide with step-by-step indications and ad hoc training of sector staff as necessary

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0%
Activity or deliverable

C5. Support the development and digitalisation of an NDC Action Registry under SINAMECC

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C6. Establish a data management system including QA/QC, facilitating the provision of climate data from the transparency knowledge platform to the SPU

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0%
Activity or deliverable

C7. Support the enhancement of instruments and procedures guaranteeing that the implementation of all NDC activities meets clear standards

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0%
Activity or deliverable

C8. Carry out a study of advances made in the region and in other developing countries, in order to achieve big data processing systems and intelligent transport systems for better and more precise data management in the transport sector

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0%
Activity or deliverable

C9. Organize a regional workshop to discuss best practices related to MRV in transport sector in the LAC region

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0%
Activity or deliverable

C10. Deliverable: Functional transparency knowledge platform website

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0%
Activity or deliverable

C11. Deliverable: Step-by-step user guidance developed

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C12. Deliverable: Updated technical content on the website

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C13. Deliverable: Functional NDC Action Registry under SINAMECC

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C14. Deliverable: Data management system to facilitate the provision of climate data from the transparency knowledge platform to the SPU

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C15. Deliverable: Study on big data processing systems and intelligent transport systems for improved data management in the transport sector developed

Status
0%
Activity or deliverable

C16. Deliverable: Regional workshop to discuss best practices related to MRV in transport sector in LAC region organised

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.

Level of capacity
  12-2018
Reporting national greenhouse gas inventory
57%
Reporting progress made in implementing NDCs
57%
Reporting on climate change impacts and adaptation
37%
Reporting financial, technology transfer, and capacity-building support needed and received
27%
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Costa Rica
Central America
Ratification of UNFCCC
26 . Aug . 1994
Kyoto Protocol
09 . Aug . 2002
Paris Agreement
13 . Oct . 2016
Population
2017
4,906.00
Thousands
SourceUN Data
GDP per Capita
2015
11,015.00
current US$
SourceUN Data
Energy Production
2014
110.00
Petajoules
SourceUN Data
Total GHG Emissions per Sector
Year 2005
UNIT GG CO2 Equivalent
SourceUNFCCC
Energy
5,693.11
Industry
496.60
Agriculture
4,603.41
Land Use Change and Forestry
-3,507.30
Waste
1,320.90
Transparency Information
Submited National Communications 2000 2009 2014
Submitted Biennial Update Reports 2015 2019
Submitted GHG Inventories 2015 2020
International Consultation and Analysis 2016
National Climate Policy
Long-term Strategies
Pending
National Adaptation Plans
Pending
Start date
Expected End date
EXECUTING AGENCIES
Description of Support Provided

To be updated