MM19 Support for National Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development in Myanmar

At a Glance

Strategic Outcomes SO1 Reduced GHG emission, SO2 Creation of green jobs
Start Date Q4  2020
End Date q3 2022
Funding Source Earmarked
Actual Budget (USD) 438,512
Budget Percentage %
Actual Expenditure (USD)
Status Active
GGGI Share (USD)
Poverty and Gender Policy Markers poverty, gender
Name of Client (Lead/Prime implementer if GGGI is part of a consortium) Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
Participating Organization (Funding/donor) Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Name of consortium members, if any N/A
Thematic Area
  • Green Cities
GGGI Project Code : MM19
Project Manager and Staff +

Project Context, Objectives and Description

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating a crisis in Myanmar’s rural and urban areas, hampering progress in the new planting season as well as progress on construction sites and factories around the country.  Supply chains have been disrupted and the prices of natural resources have plummeted. These challenges highlight the need for the identification of green recovery options for Myanmar, in connection with the supply of sustainable infrastructure, and for the development of sustainable value chains.  

The proposed project aims to contribute to addressing some key challenges including:  

  • A lack of long-term mechanisms supporting and integrating green economic growth policies and guidelines between central and sub-national governments; the lack of a national LT-LEDS (Long Term Low Emissions Development Strategies) process thus far in Myanmar.  
  • Inconsistent datasets for meeting NDC targets, a lack of socio-economic sectoral policies for COVID-19 green recovery on the scale of Myanmar’s state and regional governments and cities.  
  • The potential derailing of future subnational low carbon and climate resilient growth pathways due to the economic crisis linked to COVID-19 due to the call for ramped up investment.  
  • Insufficient understanding and shared policy actions between government departments working on low carbon urban growth, and the overall lack of a clear “whole government” framework that responds to this.  
  • The persistent lack of a roadmap that supports local action in the implementation of national and international policy (NDC, National Adaptation Plan, LEDS, The Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan MSDP]).  


This GCF Readiness proposal for the development of Low Emission and Climate Resilient Development Strategy (LECRDS) supports sustainable growth and resilience, setting cities, and the country, on low emission and climate resilient development pathways. It also aims to assist local governments in the process of green recovery from COVID-19 crisis, in line with the country’s NDC targets and other key sustainable development policies such as the MSDP.  

Activities include but are not limited to: 

  • Data collection sessions undertaken, collecting secondary and primary data on low emissions sectors and undertaking vulnerability assessments. Government officials in each city participate in the collection of data  
  • Capacity assessment meetings and workshops with sub-national governments, assessing climate data management and green industrial growth planning and implementation capabilities. 
  • Relevant local government officials and public sector agents take part in LECRDS data training including management/operation of data collection software and hardware.  
  • A private sector”Low Emission/Climate Resilient Investment Forum” that invites national and local