Contract signed with Development Advisory Services Pvt Ltd to establish a national GHG database system by developing guidelines, protocols, and toolkits

27 Aug 2023

27.08.2023: Malé, Maldives

The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology of Maldives has signed a contract with Development Advisory Services Pvt Ltd to undertake the “Consultancy Services for a GHG Inventory Expert” The contract signing ceremony took place at the Ministry, with the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Ajwad Musthafa, representing the Ministry, and the Managing Director, Mr. Zammath Khaleel, signing on behalf of Development Advisory Services Pvt Ltd.

The objective of the consultancy is to support the establishment of a national GHG database management system by developing guidelines, protocols, and toolkits. Additionally, the assignment aims to develop a QA/QC mechanism for GHG reporting to ensure consistency and quality of data.

The key focus areas of the consultancy include:

  1. Develop guidelines and protocols for data collection and reporting to ensure consistency and quality
  2. Develop sector-specific GHG emission spreadsheets, toolkits, and guidelines for relevant key categories.
  3. Develop a QA/QC plan for GHG Inventory preparation

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).