Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Belize’s Third National Communication to the UNFCCC

What is the project about

Photo: Impact of Natural Disasters on Water and Food, UNDP Belize, 2011
Photo: Impact of Natural Disasters on Water and Food, UNDP Belize, 2011

The project aims to promote adaptation to climate change and to develop an operationalized framework for the national integrated sustainable development strategy.

It will support the country of Belize in its preparation of its Third National Communication to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  Main components of the project are: (a) The national inventory of the greenhouse gases for the year 2003 and 2006 utilizing the IPCC guidelines; (b) Integrated vulnerability and adaptation assessments of the impacts of climate change and adaptation measures for certain development and environment sectors utilizing updated / detailed country specific climate scenarios; (c) Support to the elaboration of a comprehensive Climate Change Adaptation Strategy; (d) Socialization of climate change mitigation and adaptation issues; and (e) Preparation of the Third National Communication of Belize to the Conference of the Parties.

What have we accomplished so far

Project achievements include, among other things:

Ongoing work for the establishment of procedures to validate and improve national data for land-use, land use change, and forestry (LULUCF) at the national level, including the collection and analysis of biomass data;

the Caribbean Community for Climate Change Center (CCCCC) has been contracted to assist with building and coordinating national capacities for the institutionalization of the greenhouse gases inventory (GHGI);

linked to the aim to elaborate a comprehensive national adaptation policy, the United Nations Committee on Greenhouse Emissions (UN-CGE) held an onsite and online simultaneous training on Vulnerability and Adaptation Assessments of key government technical staff; and

the training of key government technical staff on Mitigation Assessment by UN-CGE has also taken place to assist for the identification of  programmes containing measures to mitigate climate change.

Funding



Major sources of financing (including all sources providing more than $100,000).

2011 - 2014
Donor
Amount (US)
Global Environment Facility (GEF) $480,000
GEF Agency (UNDP) $39,000
Government of Belize $204,000
Total Cost of Project $723,000

Delivery in previous fiscal years

Total delivery up through the most recent year for which UNDP’s financial books have closed.

2010
Donor
Amount (US)
Global Environment Facility (GEF); UNDP; Government of Belize
$4,000
2011
Global Environment Facility (GEF); UNDP; Government of Belize $72,000
Project Overview
Status:
Active
Project Start Date:
October 2011
Estimated End Date:
September 2014
Geographic Coverage:
National
Focus Area:
Environment and Crisis Prevention
MDG
7
Project Officer:
Diane Wade-Moore
Partners:
National Executing Agency / Implementing Partner: Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment; Implementing organization: National Climate Change Office, PCPU (Secretariat of UNFCCC and NCCC); National Climate Change Committee, State agencies and various Non-state counterparts.
Related documents
Project Document:

Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Belize’s Third National Communication to the UNFCCC

Project Report:

Third National Communicatioon Project Report 2012