Preparation of the Initial Biennial Update Report (BUR) under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for Mongolia

As non-annex 1 country of UNFCCC, the country is obligated to report and submit periodically the status of implementations to the COP. Previously Mongolia has submitted its Initial and Second national communications on 2001 and 2010. Currently, Mongolia is started to implements "The preparation of the Third National Communication under UNFCCC" project funded by GEF with assistance of UNEP.  In addition with this project, Mongolia is obligated to prepare its initial biennial update report consistent with the guidelines for the preparation of biennial annual report for Non-Annex 1 Parties, which contained in the Annex III to decision 2/COP.17. To fulfill this reporting obligation country has started to implement the "Preparation of the Initial Biennial Update Report (BUR) under UNFCCC" project with assistance of UNEP. The project information is summarized below.      

Project Name:

Preparation of the Initial Biennial Update Report (BUR) under United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for Mongolia

Objective

To prepare Mongolia’s initial biennial update report consistent with the guidelines for the preparation of biennial annual report for Non-Annex 1 Parties, which contained in the Annex III to decision 2/COP.17 and submit it to the Secretariat 

Project number:

GFL-5070-2724-B36-2226

Type:

Enabling activity

Executing agency:

Nature Conservation Fund under the Ministry of Environment, Green Development & Tourism 

Implementing agency:

UNEP

Duration:

October 2015-July 2017

Funding:

GEF:  USD 352,000 (Government of Mongolia:  USD 30,000 in-kind contribution)

Project components:

  1. Analyze and update national development priorities, circumstances and institutional arrangements for biennial update report
  2. Strengthen the National GHG Inventory System and update the national inventory data between 2007 and 2012
  3. Describe mitigation actions and their effects, including associated methodologies and assumptions and progress of implementation in accordance with reporting guidelines
  4. Establish framework for the continuous assessment and reporting of constraints, gaps and related financial, technical and capacity needs and support needed and received
  5. Define and establish domestic MRV arrangements for mitigation actions and its effects
  6. Provide information on non-climate related impacts, opportunities and benefits on  sustainable development objectives and
  7. Publish and submit of iBUR to UNFCCC.