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 Examples of Support Provided

 

Mongolia

Challenge

The Mongolian Ministry of Environment and Tourism is
planning to establish a national law on climate protection in
order to provide a suitable institutional framework for
delivering its nationally determined contribution (NDC). With
a new legal basis for climate action, the Ministry intends to
clarify governmental structures and mandates, and set up
mechanisms for cross-sectoral coordination. To get the
process under way and lay the foundations for a dialogue on
developing the new law, the Ministry requested technical
assistance.


Support Provided

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism organised a
workshop in Ulaanbaatar where the results of the analysis
were presented. 30 participants from the Ministry itself, the
Ministry of Justice and Internal Affairs as well as various
environmental organisations, civil society and academic
institutions, had the opportunity to discuss the expectations
for a climate change law and what benefits it would offer. This
served to involve different stakeholders as a starting point for
designing the climate law.

Argentina

Challenge

Argentina is committed to keeping its net emissions under
483 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent by 2030 (Long
Term Strategy). The Ministry of Energy is working on a strategy
involving freight transport stakeholders to take advantage of
the opportunities identified in this sector, as the transport
sector in Argentina is responsible for more than 14 per cent
of its national greenhouse gas inventory.


Support Provided

The international experts worked with the government to
assess and deliver training on energy efficiency and climate
change mitigation in the freight transport sector to develop
capacity among stakeholders. This assistance resulted in the
development of a manual for energy efficiency in the sector,
which includes measures for oil management, driving
techniques and tyre selection, and is expected to significantly
reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of the transport sector
in Argentina.

South Africa

Challenge

From 2000 to 2012, the emissions in the waste sector
increased by 78%. This represents the largest increase of
emissions among all sectors. Critical part of this is the
improvement of activity data in the waste sector, including
the collection of country-specific statistics on actual waste
generation and disposal data, covering all IPCC subcategories.
The South African Department of Environmental
Affairs (DEA) in cooperation with GIZ’s Climate Support
Programme requested assistance in hosting a workshop with
the aim at capacity the technical national and sub-national
staff in terms of inventory compilation as well as mitigation
actions in the waste sector.

 

Support Provided

In November 2018, a 3-day GHG inventory-training course
was held. A focus of the workshop was introducing the
participants to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines and the sectors’
source categories, explaining relevant calculation
methodologies and introducing mitigation options in the
waste sector.