Terminal Evaluation for Enabling China to Prepare Its Third National Communication to the UNFCCC Project (TNC)

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Evaluation Plan:
2021-2025, China
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
03/2021
Completion Date:
03/2021
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
30,000

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Title Terminal Evaluation for Enabling China to Prepare Its Third National Communication to the UNFCCC Project (TNC)
Atlas Project Number: 00078543
Evaluation Plan: 2021-2025, China
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 03/2021
Planned End Date: 03/2021
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Resilience
  • 2. Sustainable
  • 3. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.4.1 Solutions scaled up for sustainable management of natural resources, including sustainable commodities and green and inclusive value chains
  • 2. Output 2.3.1 Data and risk-informed development policies, plans, systems and financing incorporate integrated and gender-responsive solutions to reduce disaster risks, enable climate change adaptation and mitigation, and prevent risk of conflict
SDG Goal
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
SDG Target
  • 13.1 Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries
  • 13.2 Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning
  • 9.4 By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities
Evaluation Budget(US $): 30,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 25,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Nationality
Xu Litong International Consultant
Wei Zhihong National Consultant
Li Jifeng National Consultant
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Enabling China to Prepare Its Third National Communication (3NC) to the UNFCCC
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Climate Change
Project Type: FSP
GEF Phase: GEF-5
GEF Project ID: 4882
PIMS Number: 5032
Key Stakeholders:
Countries: CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

More specific plan on risk control and adaptive management

2

More inclusive stakeholder engagement plan

1).More stakeholders could be involved in the future NC project, for instance, the industrial associations could be involved in 1) project design; 2) substantial inventory development.

2).PSC members could be more inclusive, to involve more industrial partners (such as more industrial associations)

3).The PSC members could play more active role, not only in annual project planning and meeting, but also more project daily management decision-making activities.

3

Feasibility study to move the PMO to the outside of MEE

4

Documentation, and Dissemination of Success Stories, as well as more knowledge sharing actions

5

Seek new South-South cooperation project under the coordination of UNDP. During the TE process, in consultation with MEE and NPD, it was found that there were extensive South-South cooperation activities on climate change are being conducted by MEE with other countries under the framework of BRI, and MEE is very interested in seeking opportunities to develop NC related cooperation under its BRI program, so, is suggested by TE, during the preparation of 4NC, the preparation team could hold special consultative meetings with MEE and UNDP regional office to discuss the feasibilities of these kinds of cooperation under 4NC.

1. Recommendation:

More specific plan on risk control and adaptive management

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/03]

Agree. A more specific risk control and adaptive management plan has been developed in 4NC project design.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 More specific risk control and adaptive management plan has been developed in 4NC project design
[Added: 2022/01/03]
MEE, UNDP CO 2021/12 Completed
2. Recommendation:

More inclusive stakeholder engagement plan

1).More stakeholders could be involved in the future NC project, for instance, the industrial associations could be involved in 1) project design; 2) substantial inventory development.

2).PSC members could be more inclusive, to involve more industrial partners (such as more industrial associations)

3).The PSC members could play more active role, not only in annual project planning and meeting, but also more project daily management decision-making activities.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/03]

Agree. 4NC PSC will include more government departments, which is broader than before. The relevant industry associations will also be invited to participate in the 4NC, and provide suggestions for developing GHG inventories.  4NC PMO will cooperate with the PSC for the annual planning and carry out the daily management under the guide from PSC.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 PSC include more stakeholder
[Added: 2022/01/03]
MEE, UNDP CO 2021/12 Completed
3. Recommendation:

Feasibility study to move the PMO to the outside of MEE

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/03]

Agree. 4NC PMO has been transferred to the Foreign Cooperation and Exchange Center (FECO) rather than the inner departments of MEE. FECO will provide sufficient professional and technical personnel for PMO and project management.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 4NC PMO has been located in FECO rather than the inner departments of MEE
[Added: 2022/01/03] [Last Updated: 2022/07/27]
MEE, UNDP CO 2022/07 Completed Per communications with our colleague, this key action has been completed. History
4. Recommendation:

Documentation, and Dissemination of Success Stories, as well as more knowledge sharing actions

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/03]

Agree. The important outcomes from 3NC project will be published and disseminated to share the China’s experience in developing GHG inventories as well as NC and BUR. 4NC project will further strengthen propaganda and exchange on China’s mitigation and adaptation measures as well as south-south cooperation on climate change through meeting, workshop, brochures, reports and international exchanges.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 The important outcome from 3NC to be published.
[Added: 2022/01/03] [Last Updated: 2022/03/25]
MEE, UNDP CO 2022/03 Completed Per colleagues, this has been completed. History
4.2 New propaganda plan has been designed in 4NC workplan.
[Added: 2022/01/03]
MEE, UNDP CO 2021/12 Completed
5. Recommendation:

Seek new South-South cooperation project under the coordination of UNDP. During the TE process, in consultation with MEE and NPD, it was found that there were extensive South-South cooperation activities on climate change are being conducted by MEE with other countries under the framework of BRI, and MEE is very interested in seeking opportunities to develop NC related cooperation under its BRI program, so, is suggested by TE, during the preparation of 4NC, the preparation team could hold special consultative meetings with MEE and UNDP regional office to discuss the feasibilities of these kinds of cooperation under 4NC.

Management Response: [Added: 2022/01/03] [Last Updated: 2022/01/03]

Agree. We are willing to communicate with UNDP on the NC reports development under BRI, will discuss the possible time for a meeting or workshop.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Communicate with UNDP for the possible meeting time
[Added: 2022/01/03] [Last Updated: 2022/03/25]
MEE, UNDP CO 2022/03 Completed Per colleagues, this has been completed. History

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