PG08 Climate Action Enhancement Package

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission
Start Date Q1  Jan 01 2020
End Date q3 Sept 30 2021
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 399,803
Budget Percentage %
Actual Expenditure (USD)
Status Complete
GGGI Share (USD)
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium)
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) World Resources Institute's (WRI) Technical Assistance Fund (TAF) on behalf of NDC Partnership Climate Action Enhancement Package
Name of consortium members, if any
Thematic Area
  • Cross Cutting
GGGI Project Code : PG08
Project Manager and Staff +
Achala Abeysinghe

Asia Regional Director and Head of Programs

Siddhartha Nauduri

Senior Analyst, GHGs Data Measurement and Verification for Transparent MRV

Ingvild Solvang

Deputy Director and Head of Climate Action and Inclusive Development

Project Overview

NDC Partnership (NDCP) has created a Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) funding arrangement with the purpose to deliver targeted, fast-track technical support to countries to enhance the quality, raise the ambition, and implement nationally determined contributions (NDCs).
Under the Paris Agreement, countries update their NDCs every five years cycle to indicate their nationally determined ambitions to limit, reduce or avoid greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and interventions planned to adapt to the impacts of climate change. The revision of NDCs presents countries with significant opportunities to align their climate and development agendas to ensure climate-sensitive sustainable growth but also presents challenges in reinventing policies and operations and mobilizing enough investment.

GGGI is supporting its member and partner countries in updating and raising the ambition of their NDCs for achieving the aims and objectives of the Paris Agreement. GGGI is a member of the NDCP. As part of the support under CAEP funding, GGGI is supporting the Government of Papua New Guinea (GoPNG) in revising its NDC with a focus on the Energy, Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use (AFOLU) and Agriculture sectors.

Based on the GoPNG’s CAEP request, GGGI is providing technical assistance to GoPNG in the following areas/activities:

1. Develop Energy and AFOLU sectoral mitigation plans based on GoPNG’s Climate Change Management Act 2015 and the corresponding implementation regulations through wider stakeholder consultations and technical training sessions. These will focus on key partners from Government and private sectors to identify and prioritize the sub-sectors, activities, measures, and policies, and identify the key components, actors, and their roles and responsibilities, for implementation of the regulations.
2. Update its Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) system for REDD+: Development of REDD+ quality systems by improving the data collection and archiving systems for the country’s satellite land monitoring system (SLMS) and the national forestry inventory (NFI) and GHG Inventory (GHG). Quality control methods and methodologies will be designed, and training provided on their application. The overall inventory improvement plan created by the Government will be further expanded by including implementation strategies and by identifying appropriate training programs for selected key Government staff to undertake.
3. Improve the key functions of the MRV for Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+): Expansion of the satellite land management system to include AFOLU and agriculture sectors. Key stakeholders will be identified, and through wider stakeholder consultations, the priority sub-sectors and activities identified. The necessary technological solutions will also be identified, and their implementation strategies created. The data collection, storage, and retention requirements, and corresponding guidelines will be created, as will be the necessary data archiving system specifications.

The GGGI team, under the leadership and guidance of the Climate Change and Development Authority, has delivered the following outputs: