Armenia’s First Biennial Update Report 2014 to the UNFCCC

What we do

 At the Local Project Appraisal Committee meeting

The overarching goal of the project is to assist the country in mainstreaming and integration of climate change consideration into national and sectoral development policies through further support to the institutional and technical capacity strengthening process, initiated and sustained by the National Communications.

The immediate objective of the project is to assist the country in the preparation and submission of its First Biennial Update Report to the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for the fulfilment of its obligations to the UNFCCC.

Armenia’s First Biennial Update Report 2014 to the UNFCCC will build on the findings and recommendations of Third National Communication. It will update national greenhouse gas inventory, provide information on progress in GHG mitigation policies and actions and identify needs, as well as provide recommendation for addressing the needs.  It will be a useful tool to support the design of environmental, social and economic policies and strategies at the national and sectoral levels; will contribute to the information dissemination and strengthening of institutional and technical capacity building in line with Armenia’s national priorities. 

Some results so far

Inception seminar is held to introduce the project goal and frame to the project experts and national stakeholders. The project objective and planned outcomes are presented to the Intergovernmental Council on Climate Change. 

The project supported the organization of a regional workshop for the Asia-Pacific and Eastern Europe regions on the preparation of Biennial update reports from non-Annex I Parties organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat.

The draft GHG National Inventory Report (NIR) for 2012 is prepared using 2006 IPCC guidelines. The draft NIR is submitted to the Ministry of Nature Protection, as well as to the other stakeholder ministries and organizations for their comments.

Within the frames of the SOI signed between UNDP in Armenia and the Ministry of Nature Protection, the project supported MNP “Information Center” SNCO to upgrade its server with more powerful one with virtualization option to enable more effective information sharing process of MNP.

The project is involved in the INDC concept development, which is supported through sharing information on inventory and mitigation scenarios developed within the project. 

Baseline and mitigation scenarios up to 2030 for Energy Sector of Armenia are drafted with the representatives of the Energy Scientific Research Institute.  

The countrywide Residential Energy Consumption Survey is initiated to investigate the recent trends in residential energy consumption structure with the aim to enable evaluation and implementation of mitigation measures in residential subsector. 

Who Finances it?


$ 352,000.00

Government of Armenia (in-kind)

$  66,000.00

Delivery in previous fiscal year

December 2014 $75,266.54

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