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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
1. NDC targets become a central part of Ghana’s system for tracking and implementing progress towards its national development framework
Outputs
Output
1. An effective institutional arrangement to plan, implement and report climate actions established
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
1.1. Conduct Initial assessment of all institutions involved in the G-CARP and compile and rate related works, using the scale of 1-4, as defined in the GEF CBIT programming document
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
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
0%
Activity or deliverable
1.3. Organize tailor-made training programmes for fresh entrants into the list of national experts
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
1.4 Organize refreshers trainings for experienced national experts
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
1.5 Organize regular peer exchange programs for Ghanaian MRV experts
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
1.6 Review methodology for the preparation of energy, transport, agriculture and waste statistics
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
1.7 Organize focus-group discussion (FGD) with the key national data providers on ways to improve preparation and publication of the statistics
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable1: G-CARP institutional arrangement strengthened
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 2: Strategies for increased domestic use of MRV results
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 3: Improved methods for regular publication of energy, transport, agriculture and waste statistics
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 4: MRV Coordination function improved
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 5: Number of new entrants and experts trained
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 6: Focus group discussion reports
Status
0%
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
0%
Activity or deliverable
2.2 Develop templates and guidance notes in five NDC sectors
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
2.3 Develop a verification manual for MRV of NDC Actions
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 7: Functional, accessible and centralised MRV sharing platform
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 8: Template and guidance note to guide regular data collection on implementation of 31 NDC actions
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 9: MRV of NDC verification manual
Status
0%
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%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 10: NDC indicators incorporated into APR
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 11: Specific indicators incorporated into 2018-2022 medium-term development framework
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 12: Number of participants, reports onw orkshops on formulation of indicators for tarcking NDC implementation
Status
0%
Output
4. Testing and piloting of domestic transparency (MRV) framework in Energy and Transport sectors
Activities or deliverables
Activity or deliverable
4.1 Test and pilot transparency measures in the Energy and Transport sectors
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
4.2 Communicate key lessons and best practices from the implementation of the CBIT Project
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 13: Full version of domestic MRV system being implemented in energy, tarnsport and agriculture sectors
Status
0%
Activity or deliverable
Deliverable 14: Knowledge management instructions, compilation of lessons learned and articles
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%
gh-Flag
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: