Enabling Activities for the Preparation of Belize’s Third National Communication to the UNFCCC
What is the project about
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.
Major sources of financing (including all sources providing more than $100,000).
|2011 - 2014
|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.
|Global Environment Facility (GEF); UNDP; Government of Belize
|Global Environment Facility (GEF); UNDP; Government of Belize||$72,000|