Capacity Building for Enhanced Reporting and Facilitation of
International Mutual Learning through Peer-to-Peer Exchange

PROJECT BRIEF

Information Matters, Global Project:

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) provides technical support to four (4) selected countries, namely, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ghana and the Philippines. The project aims – as its primary goal – to strengthen the in-country capacities for enhanced climate reporting in the selected countries.

In consultation with the partners, the specific needs and priorities for measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) systems and greenhouse gas (GHG) monitoring are identified and improved with tailored in-country capacity building workshops and trainings. Peer-to-peer exchange and the generation of lessons learned support this process.

At the global level, GIZ works with the World Resource Institute (WRI) on the monitoring and reporting issues in this project. Additionally, the project collaborates with the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV with homepage at www.mitigationpartnership.net. The Information Matters Project is part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI), which is supported by the BMUB on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.

Information Matters, Philippines:

In the Philippines, the Climate Change Commission (CCC) leads the inter-agency consultations and the implementation of the project roadmap. Among the CCC’s active partners are the government agencies and research institutions responsible for planning, statistics, budget and finance as well as sectoral leads for agriculture, waste, industry, transportation, forestry and energy. Specifically, the project is anchored on an existing GIZ-CCC collaborative project in the country entitled: “Support to the Climate Change Commission in the Implementation of the NFSCC and the NCCAP (or SupportCCC) Project”. The project also works very closely with the United Nations Development Programme’s Low Emission Capacity Building Programme (UNDP-LECB) in order to maximize synergies and benefit from mutually complementary activities.

The work is designed to identify gaps and enhance the existing systems related to the collection, processing, analysis and interpretation, tracking, and reporting of climate change mitigation-relevant information with an end-goal of preparing the country to come up with credible and timely national climate reports.

The main contribution of the Information Matters Project to CCC’s existing initiatives is the training of the technical experts of the country’s government institutions in charge of the national monitoring and reporting of climate-relevant data in order to establish a country-specific and sustainable reporting system. Support is also being provided in the analysis and enhancement of country processes in monitoring and reporting, and to bridge remaining gaps in accordance with international standards and UNFCCC requirements.

To download the Project Factsheet, please click on the link: Factsheet Information Matters PH

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