Zimbabwe - Integrate SLCPs within climate commitment plans and inventories

CCAC Funded
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Zimbabwe has made substantial progress in considering SLCPs within its climate change planning and reporting. Between 2020 and 2021, Zimbabwe developed an integrated greenhouse gas, SLCP and air pollution mitigation assessment that was the basis for substantially enhancing Zimbabwe's Nationally Determined Contribution, including through the inclusion of SLCPs. 

However, the NDC revision process is not the end of Zimbabwe's integration of SLCPs into its climate change planning. Key SLCP emitting source sectors and mitigation actions, such as on household energy, could not be included in the NDC. 

Those measures included in the NDC require implementation and to be monitored for the benefits of SLCP mitigation to be realised, and policies and measures scheduled after 2030 need to be evaluated to identify opportunities to further increase SLCP mitigation ambition. 

This project will therefore build on the NDC revision process by enhancing existing tools (Zimbabwe LEAP model) to assess SLCP mitigation in the short, medium and long-term , as well as the development of specific plans and strategies on key aspects of SLCP planning, i.e. methane mitigation, monitoring, reporting and verification, and the residential sector.  

This project will support the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Wildlife, Zimbabwe to integrate short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) within its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation plan and greenhouse gas emission inventory process.




This project aims to: 

  • Improve the Government of Zimbabwe's capacity for SLCP action.
  • Enable the Government of Zimbabwe to secure catalysed funding for SLCP action.
  • Develop a methane roadmap and a roadmap for the implementation of mitigation measures of the household energy sector, which can be endorsed by the Government of Zimbabwe.



To achieve these objectives the project will:

  • Update SLCP analysis in key sectors (up to 2050) and assess the cost of implementing mitigation measures.
  • Identify implementation pathways for priority SLCP measures (including those in the updated NDC).
  • Develop a portfolio of finance-ready projects for priority SLCP measures.
  • Provide training on monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV) and transparency reporting and a plan for including SLCPs in these frameworks.
  • Develop a methane roadmap in line with a modality agreed with the CCAC Secretariat that  includes the waste, agriculture, and oil and gas sectors. The roadmap should build on the methane portion of the updated SLCP assessment.
  • Develop a roadmap for the implementation of mitigation measures of the household energy sector that includes developing implementation pathways, evaluating the multiple benefits, analysing the cost-benefit and developing a monitoring and evaluation framework for interventions in the sector.

Project reference: Zimbabwe – Integrate SLCPs within climate commitment plans and inventories [ZB-22-001]