Strengthening of Climate Governance with regard to the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions

Project description

Title: Strengthening of Climate Governance with regard to the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions 
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Algeria
Lead executing agency: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE); Ministry of the Environment and Renewable Energies (MEER) (as technical partner)
Overall term: 2018 to 2021

Context

By ratifying the Paris Agreement in October 2016, the Algerian Government recognised the significance and necessity of climate protection and committed itself to Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). In terms of mitigation, the INDCs provide for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 22 per cent with international support by 2030, with seven per cent being financed using Algeria’s own funds. With regard to adaptation, the Algerian Intended Nationally Determined Contributions refer to the need to develop a national adaptation plan and implement the measures set out in the National Climate Plan. Although Algeria has already developed several strategies that integrate aspects of climate change and has established relevant institutions, climate governance needs to be further strengthened. 

Objective

Climate governance in the context of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions is strengthened. 

Approach

Following the project on Supporting the Implementation of the National Climate Plan in Algeria, which was phased out in October 2018, the project initiated a consultation process with the partners to redefine and plan the project objectives and indicators. Operational activities will begin to be implemented in November 2019.

The objective of the project is to promote climate governance using a participatory and multisectoral approach. The partner here is the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is responsible for representing Algeria’s climate policy positions at international level and is the port of call for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The following objectives are to be implemented:

  • Strengthening the institutional and legal framework for climate governance by improving management and coordination mechanisms
  • Integrating adaptation and mitigation aspects of the INDCs in the planning or strategy documents in two pilot sectors 
  • Establishing mechanisms to monitor and report on the impacts of the adaptation or mitigation activities in the pilot sectors
  • Devising local climate plans on the basis of methodological guidelines for gender-sensitive implementation of Algeria’s Intended Nationally Determined Contributions at local level 

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