Fourth Umbrella Programme for National Communication to the UNFCCC

Project General Information


Fourth National Communications to the UNFCCC


Climate change

Climate Change



The project is in conformity with the GEF’s strategy to support enabling activities and capacity development in climate change and is fully consistent with GEF 5 priorities of enhancing national ownership of climate change activities and to strengthen countries’ capacities to fulfill their reporting commitments under the Convention.  Since the project supports studies in the areas of national GHG inventories, GHG mitigation, and V&A assessments, it will inform and guide the formulation of cost-effective project proposals in the areas of GHG mitigation and adaptation to the adverse impacts of climate change, which are responsive to national sustainable development needs.

Expedited Enabling Activity(EA)

Global Multi Country


Global, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Dem Rep Congo, Guyana, Haiti, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, St. Lucia, Swaziland, Zambia, Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Mozambique, Nepal, Palau, Sierra Leone

GEF Trust Fund

Stage Grant to UNEP Grant to other IA Co-Financing UNEP Fee Other IA Fee
$ 11,330,000.00 $ 0.00 $ 2,013,500.00 $ 1,330,000.00 $ 0.00






Executing Agency Category

Partner Category

Name Category Period
GEF Staff

Low Risk

The NC is the only obligation of Non-Annex I Parties under the Convention. Thus the risk of countries not delivering the project outputs can be considered none or minimal. Furthermore, the majority of countries participating in the project would have already completed two NCs with only a handful of countries initiating their SNC. Thus most countries have already established a reasonable technical and institutional basis to prepare their subsequent NCs. The main project risk, however, is related to the depth and quality of the studies carried out as well as the consultation and institutional processes established for the preparation of the NCs. Additionally there is also the risk that countries may not be able adequately internalize the National Communications so that the NC could not be used as a tool for guiding national actions on climate change. Although technical capacities have been developed through the previous NC process and institutional arrangements have been set up, countries still face limited capacities given the complexities of some of the areas to be addressed under the NCs. There is also a risk of staff turnover which can in turn affect the quality of the studies. To reduce this risk, UNEP will work closely with the national teams and responsible institutions to ensure adequate support and follow up at the technical level. Through regular monitoring of project activities at the national level and identification of technical bottlenecks, UNEP will through supervisory and troubleshooting to assist in project implementation and timely delivery of project outputs.


Fiscal Year Project activities and objectives met

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