Final Evaluation Third National Communication to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change – UNFCCC Brazil

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Evaluation Plan:
2012-2016, Brazil
Evaluation Type:
Final Project
Planned End Date:
01/2016
Completion Date:
11/2016
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
50,000

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Title Final Evaluation Third National Communication to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change – UNFCCC Brazil
Atlas Project Number:
Evaluation Plan: 2012-2016, Brazil
Evaluation Type: Final Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 11/2016
Planned End Date: 01/2016
Management Response: Yes
Focus Area:
  • 1. Others
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2014-2017)
  • 1. Output 1.4. Scaled up action on climate change adaptation and mitigation across sectors which is funded and implemented
Evaluation Budget(US $): 50,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 10,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
MARY DAYSE KINZO Consultant BRAZIL
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Third National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Evaluation Type: Terminal Evaluation
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-1
GEF Project ID:
PIMS Number: 4299
Key Stakeholders: Ministry of Environment, IBAMA, ICMBIO
Countries: BRAZIL
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1
  • Since the short time available was a challenge for concluding the inventory of LULUCF sector emissions, it is recommended that the next National Communication carry out as soon as possible the signing of contracts needed for work on research and data collection and processing;
  • The fact that the CGMC/MCTIC includes career civil servants was advantageous leads to the recommendation that more such people be incorporated in the team;
  • Because of the precarious nature of fellowship grants, primarily for the Climate Network, it is recommended that high-level agreements between MCTIC and CNPq be made about continuity;
  • Since there were difficulties in the use of the super-computer, it is recommended that resources be allocated to overcoming this weakness of infrastructure, namely, the use of data and forms of backup and storage. It is also recommended that a person be placed in charge of coordinating use of this infrastructure;
2
  • Considering the importance of the training component in the implementation of the TNC, continuous investment is recommend in training new specialists for the preparation of the inventory of the sectors in question;
  • Better understanding is need of stocks and flows of underground carbon under various land uses;
  • It is also recommended also that there be a workshop to carry out comparison of different South American and Central inventories so that the various countries can share their difficulties, challenges and experiences;
  • Considering the advance of forest inventories in the states, coordination is recommended between CGMC/MCTIC and the Brazilian Forest Service (SFB)  of the Ministry of Environment (MMA) to integrate and use data from the National Forest Inventory (IFN);

 

3
  • As recommended in an interview, there should be contact and cooperation with the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), which would be important for preparation of the Fourth National Communication;
  • It was also recommended to prepare projections about the possible impacts of the adoption of various public policies on climate change;
  • It was also recommended, according to a TNC participant, that the MCTIC seek partnerships not only with federal ministries, but also with state environmental agencies, so that they create teams to analyze GHG emissions with the support of the Ministry;
  • Another recommendation that emerged from the assessment workshop in June of 2016 concerns the importance of enhancing the role of the Ministry of External Relations, which should be encouraged to participate in technical meetings;
  • Finally, it was recommended that UNDP review the bureaucratic procedures to the extent possible under existing government regulations to expedite the execution of the next National Communication and its projects so that resources, hiring and services can be as expeditious as possible.
1. Recommendation:
  • Since the short time available was a challenge for concluding the inventory of LULUCF sector emissions, it is recommended that the next National Communication carry out as soon as possible the signing of contracts needed for work on research and data collection and processing;
  • The fact that the CGMC/MCTIC includes career civil servants was advantageous leads to the recommendation that more such people be incorporated in the team;
  • Because of the precarious nature of fellowship grants, primarily for the Climate Network, it is recommended that high-level agreements between MCTIC and CNPq be made about continuity;
  • Since there were difficulties in the use of the super-computer, it is recommended that resources be allocated to overcoming this weakness of infrastructure, namely, the use of data and forms of backup and storage. It is also recommended that a person be placed in charge of coordinating use of this infrastructure;
Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/02]

The management agrees with recommendations and will follow up with CGMC/MCTI to implement them. 

Key Actions:

2. Recommendation:
  • Considering the importance of the training component in the implementation of the TNC, continuous investment is recommend in training new specialists for the preparation of the inventory of the sectors in question;
  • Better understanding is need of stocks and flows of underground carbon under various land uses;
  • It is also recommended also that there be a workshop to carry out comparison of different South American and Central inventories so that the various countries can share their difficulties, challenges and experiences;
  • Considering the advance of forest inventories in the states, coordination is recommended between CGMC/MCTIC and the Brazilian Forest Service (SFB)  of the Ministry of Environment (MMA) to integrate and use data from the National Forest Inventory (IFN);

 

Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/02]

The management agrees with recommendations and will follow up with CGMC/MCTIC to implement them. 

Key Actions:

3. Recommendation:
  • As recommended in an interview, there should be contact and cooperation with the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), which would be important for preparation of the Fourth National Communication;
  • It was also recommended to prepare projections about the possible impacts of the adoption of various public policies on climate change;
  • It was also recommended, according to a TNC participant, that the MCTIC seek partnerships not only with federal ministries, but also with state environmental agencies, so that they create teams to analyze GHG emissions with the support of the Ministry;
  • Another recommendation that emerged from the assessment workshop in June of 2016 concerns the importance of enhancing the role of the Ministry of External Relations, which should be encouraged to participate in technical meetings;
  • Finally, it was recommended that UNDP review the bureaucratic procedures to the extent possible under existing government regulations to expedite the execution of the next National Communication and its projects so that resources, hiring and services can be as expeditious as possible.
Management Response: [Added: 2016/12/02] [Last Updated: 2016/12/02]

The management agrees with recommendations and will follow up with CGMC/MCTIC to implement them

Key Actions:

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