As Egypt is looking to wrap up its activities under the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) project, stakeholders discuss follow up actions on other foundations the project laid to address climate…
Egypt - February 5, 2018. As Egypt is looking to wrap up its activities under the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) project, UNDP climate technical expert Susanne Olbrisch traveled to Egypt to contribute to a training workshop on Egypt's new transparency system and discuss follow up actions on other foundations the project laid to address climate change.
The workshop on Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) trained around 30 participants from government agencies covering power generation, renewable energy, industry, transport, housing, tourism, waste, foreign affairs, oil & gas, civil aviation and environment. Experts from the Biennial Update Report (BUR) unit, who provide updates of national Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventories, participated as well. The two-day training was conducted by experts from Grue and Hornstrup (G+H) and FirstClimate .
While on location, UNDP took the opportunity to discuss options for sustaining LECB project results, including the MRV system beyond the project lifespan. The following was proposed:
- Capacitation of Ministry staff who will still be in office after the LECB project ends, through the capacity development activities
- Dissemination of lessons learned from the development of the MRV system via webinar (UPDATE: click here or see below to view recorded webinar which took place July 5, 2018)
- Collaboration and cross-fertilization among the project teams of BUR, MRV Africa and LECB
- Integration of LECB results into the BUR and other continuous processes like Nat. Communications
- Integration of LECB results into the current energy legislation revision.
- Establishment of national database/archiving system of climate change data and project results (planned)
- Holding final stakeholder consultation and discussion on follow-up activities from project results (planned)
- Establishment of a continuous climate change coordination body (planned)