‘Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency’ (CBIT) Project: UNDP’s Support to Green House Gas Transparency and Climate Action in Mauritius
May 23, 2023
An inception workshop was organised on 18 May to kick-start the ‘Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency’ (CBIT) project for Mauritius funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Through this project implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, the UNDP will assist the country to improve local institutional engagement in Green House Gas (GHG) transparency from the private sector and civil society, resulting in improved evidence-led policy-making and better integration of the inventory in national development policies and programmes.
To achieve its target, the CBIT project is structured around 4 main components:
1. Improving the accuracy and localization of the national GHG inventory;
2. Strengthening the national GHG inventory process;
3. Mainstreaming the national GHG inventory to enhance transparency and support policy making;
4. Monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management.
Benefiting from a grant of USD 1.27M from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the CBIT project is due to be completed by May 2026. The CBIT project for Mauritius is one of many such projects at international level, aligned with the Enhanced Transparency Framework (ETF) established under the Paris Agreement adopted in 2015. The ETF and CBIT project help ensure that country parties to the Paris Agreement report accurately on their respective climate action in the face of climate change, GHG emissions and progress towards their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
During the CBIT project inception workshop, Ms Amanda Serumaga, UDNP Resident Representative for Mauritius, re-affirmed the UNDP’s continuous support to the Republic of Mauritius in the areas of climate change, energy and natural resources management demonstrated by various ongoing projects and assistance provided during the preparation of the NDCs.
The Honorable Kavydass Ramano, Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, noted that the CBIT project also reiterates the commitment taken by Government to reduce GHG emission by 40% by 2030. He highlighted that the project implementation comes at an opportune time and will help monitor progress on the NDCs for Mauritius that are due for review in 2025.
The inception workshop was followed by the first project steering committee on 19 May, during different project components and work plan were further discussed.