09.07.2023: Malé, Maldives
The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology of Maldives has signed a contract with Up Close Solution Pvt Ltd to undertake the “Consultancy Services to Review and Strengthen the Institutional Arrangements for Climate Change Reporting.” The contract signing ceremony took place at the Ministry, with the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Ajwad Musthafa, representing the Ministry, and the Managing Director, Mr. Mohamed Haikal Ibrahim , signing on behalf of Up Close Solutions Pvt Ltd.
The primary objective of this assignment is to conduct a comprehensive review and develop institutional arrangements for continuous national reporting that align with the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) of the Paris Agreement. This includes the establishment of legal frameworks to support the institutional arrangements for climate change reporting.
The key focus areas of the assignment include:
- Review and strengthen institutional arrangements for cross-ministry cooperation to systemize data collection and processing, specifically for the preparation of greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories to comply with the ETF.
- Establishing and formalizing an institutional mechanism and legal framework for inter-ministerial cooperation in systemizing data collection and processing related to climate change mitigation, with the Ministry of Environment as the leading agency.
- Conducting a comprehensive stock-taking exercise on adaptation monitoring to track adaptation actions for local-level adaptation planning.
This activity is being undertaken under the “Capacity Building for Improved Transparency of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Actions in the Maldives” (CBIT Maldives) project.
By aligning the Maldives’ transparency efforts in line with the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) of the Paris Agreement, the CBIT Maldives project seeks to strengthen long-term institutional arrangements, systemize data collection and processing, and develop indicators and methodologies. Additionally, the project aims to improve overall data quality and management procedures for GHG inventories, mitigation and adaptation actions tracking, and climate finance, ensuring regular and transparent reporting to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process. These efforts will inform national decision-making processes and contribute to the effective management of climate change challenges.
The CBIT Maldives project is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and executed by the Ministry, with implementation support from the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment).