Yemen receive support for the preparation of national paper to address climate changeOct 30, 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Yemen represented by Ministries of Planning, Water and Environment have singed a Project Document “Yemen’s National Preparation for Post-2015 Climate Agreement” at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation. This project has two interrelated objectives: 1) Identify Yemen’s contributions to the post-2015 global climate agreement known as “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions”; and 2) Strengthen Yemen’s preparation for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP21) negotiations on Government of Yemen’s intentions that leading to the post-2020 agreement. This project will also support Government of Yemen efforts to fulfill its commitments towards the recent decision adopted by UNFCCC COP19 in Warsaw, in November 2013.
Moreover, the project will further assist in increasing public awareness on climate change issues besides supporting efforts of mainstreaming climate change considerations into ongoing and future national planning frameworks as well as respective sectoral policies and strategies. Furthermore, this project will be closely coordinated with the current ongoing Third National Communication and Biannual Update Report initiative in order to ensure coherent of actions for effective development cooperation and partnership to address climate change and produce multi-dimensional results. The key output of this project in the form of “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions Paper” has to be ready before June 2015 for submission to global climate change conference.This initiative is estimated to cost US$ 100,000, which has been provided by United Nations Development Programme/Global Environment Facility.
The signing ceremony was attended by officials from the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Water and Environment, and Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), and UNDP.