Global Support Programme

Supporting countries to prepare National Communications and Biennial Update Reports

The Global Support Programme is a UNEP and United Nations Environment Programme (UNDP) implemented programme that provides support to non-Annex I Parties in order to prepare quality National Communications (NCs) and Biennial Update Reports (BURs) that are submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in a timely manner. Technical support is being provided on-line, off-line and on-site to all countries that approach the Global Support Programme (GSP) team, and complements the work of other supporting bodies such as the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention.

UNEP DTU Partnership is supporting UNEP deliver on three of the programme´s outputs:

i)  Strengthening technical and institutional capacities of non-Annex I Parties to report on NCs and BURs, consistent with national development plans and that meet the Convention objectives,

ii)  Establishing national systems/frameworks of documenting procedures and processes for NCs and BURs reporting under the UNFCCC, and

iii)  Ensuring high quality and timely reporting on NCs and BURs by non-Annex I Parties.

Countries particularly in South Asia and South East Asia, will be assisted to strengthen national institutional arrangements to support the reporting requirements in the climate change policy framework, and ensure alignment with national development priorities.

Further, the GSP will work with key counterparts to provide technical guidance and assistance for the development of the NCs and BURs as well as in the identification of priority areas of support for the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). The actions contained in all NDCs represent the collective global effort, which will determine whether the world will achieve the long-term temperature goal of the Paris Agreement or not.

Most of the assistance being provided will be through regional networks, UNEP DTU Partnership is managing the networks in South Asia and South East Asia.

In addition to the direct support to countries, a number of knowledge products aiming at increasing knowledge and building capacity will be produced. Such knowledge products include online mitigation training, a publication on modelling scenarios and various sectoral compendiums.

The Programme will run until 2021.

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Focus area: Climate Transparency and Accountability

Country / Region: Asia

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