Strengthening capacity in the agriculture and land-use sectors in Mongolia for enhanced transparency in implementation and monitoring of Mongolia's Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement

Project Title:  Strengthening capacity in the agriculture and land-use sectors in Mongolia for enhanced transparency in implementation and monitoring of Mongolia’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement.

Project Objective:  By 2020, Mongolia is preparing reports to the UNFCCC under the Paris Agreement Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) with strengthened agriculture, forestry and other land use sector components including inventories of emissions sources and sinks and information necessary to track progress against priority actions identified in Mongolia’s NDC for these sectors.

Component 1. Institutional arrangements to coordinate preparation of ETF reports for agriculture, land-use and other relevant sectors enhanced.

Outcome 1.1. Institutional arrangements coordinating information and data from the agriculture and land use sectors into ETF processes and reports enhanced.

Output 1.1.1.  Build upon BUR to further pinpoint specific capacity, system and data collection needs meeting ETF requirements with specific focus on priority NDC actions for agriculture and land use sectors.

Output 1.1.2. Coordination mechanism established/strengthened integrating relevant authorities and inputs from agriculture, land use and other sectors into national UNFCCC reporting processes.

Output 1.1.3. National ETF monitoring and reporting roadmap for the agriculture and land-use sectors prepared and adopted

Output 1.1.4. Mongolia’s engagement strengthened in the agriculture and land-use sectors with international transparency-related processes under the UNFCCC

Outcome 1.2. Best practice ETF reporting process, information gathering, system infrastructure and module sharing with i) relevant priority national sectors (e.g. energy, industry/trade, transportation), and ii) regional CBIT agriculture and land use ETF programme.

Output 1.2.1. Multi-sectoral coordination enhanced, strategy and mechanisms strengthened to integrate relevant authorities, data and information systems into national UNFCCC reporting processes.

Output 1.2.2.  Agriculture and land use lessons learned monitored, captured, up-scaled and shared (i.e. with the Global Coordination Platform) to enhance national, regional and global ETF programming and reporting.

Component 2. Capacity to assess and report emissions and removals from the agriculture and land use sectors to design and monitor related emission reduction activities strengthened

Outcome 2.1. Reporting on inventories of emissions sources and sinks and emissions reduction activities from agriculture and land-use sectors strengthened.

(potential indicators target: tier indices employed; enhanced CCM capacities in data collection and reporting; national/ Aimag and local offices equipped for direct GHG data entry into central GHG information system)

Output 2.1.1. Regular and systematic documentation and archiving process established to ensure accuracy and sustainability of the inventory, including quality assurance and quality control, in the agriculture and land-use sectors

Output 2.1.2. GHG information management system (MIS) and infrastructure for agriculture and land-use sectors upgraded (link to 3.1.3, adaptation)

Output 2.1.3. Capacity and system hardware developed for relevant institutions at different levels to adopt and mainstream latest tools and methodologies for estimating GHG emissions from agriculture and land-use sectors (inter-face w/ 3.1.4).

Output 2.1.4. National/ sectoral reports prepared and submitted on inventory of emissions sources and sinks and emissions reduction activities from agriculture and land-use sectors consistent with latest UNFCCC guidance

Component 3. Capacity to monitor and report adaptation activities in agriculture and land-use sectors strengthened

Outcome 3.1. Monitoring and reporting of NDC priority adaptation actions in the agriculture and land-use sectors strengthened

Output 3.1.1. Assessment prepared of relevant good practice methodologies and frameworks for monitoring and reporting NDC priority adaptation actions in the agriculture and land-use sectors

Output 3.1.2. National/ sectoral appropriate indicators and monitoring and reporting framework developed for NDC priority adaptation actions in the agriculture and land-use sectors

Output 3.1.3. Adaptation information management system (MIS) and system infrastructure for agriculture and land-use sectors upgraded (link to 2.1.2 mitigation data)

Output 3.1.4.  Capacity and system infrastructure developed supporting relevant institutions at different levels to adopt and mainstream monitoring and reporting processes for NDC priority adaptation actions in the agriculture and land-use sectors (interface w/ 2.1.3).

Output 3.1.5. National reports prepared and submitted on priority adaptation activities in the agriculture and land-use sectors consistent with latest UNFCC guidance.