Dominican Republic - Strengthen national SLCP planning and implementation processes while increasing action on methane mitigation

This project will provide technical assistance to support the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to strengthen short-lived climate pollutant (SLCP) planning efforts and advance mitigation actions identified in previous CCAC projects. 

Project reference: Dominican Republic - Strengthen national SLCP planning and implementation processes while increasing action on methane mitigation [DO-22-001]

Objectives

The project aims to achieve the following by its completion: 
 

  • Dominican Republic’s government has demonstrated increased:
    • Capacity to assess and model their SLCP emissions, to prioritize and implement mitigation measures, and to track progress.
    • Knowledge on their institutional arrangements, policy and regulatory environment.
  • Dominican Republic’s government endorses a Methane Roadmap.
What we're doing

The main project deliverables are:  
   

  • Updated and improved SLCP emission projections and mitigation assessments in key source sectors, including an assessment of the institutional arrangements, the policy and regulatory environment, the cost and financing of implementation, and a monitoring and evaluation framework for mitigation as a contribution to Dominican Republic’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), its NDC implementation plans, and monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV).  
  • A methane roadmap, building on the assessments, with in-depth implementation pathways for priority methane mitigation measures aligned with the NDC implementation plans. 
  • Capacity building support and workshops to train personnel in the Ministry and other relevant institutions on updating SLCP mitigation assessments, developing long term emission projections, assessing the cost of implementation, and integrating SLCPs within Dominican Republic’s climate change planning processes (i.e. NDC implementation plans, greenhouse gas emission inventory development process).  
  • A portfolio of projects (i.e. project proposals, concept notes) for SLCP mitigation in Dominican Republic, considering the inputs generated by the mitigation assessment. This should build on the SLCP mitigation assessments.