Brazil Fourth National Communication to the UNFCCC

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From August 11, 2016 to August 11, 2021

Project ID: 5187

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Technical team

  • Climate Strategies and Policy Programme

Cross-cutting programme(s)

  • Climate Change Adaptation Programme

Technical area(s)



  • Forests
  • Human altered areas


  • Tropical forests
  • Mining sites

Transformed sector(s)

  • Forestry and other land use
  • Agriculture
  • Energy

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Innovative approaches
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Monitor inventory
  • Law regulation
  • Capacity building


  • Environmental accounting
  • Data quality
  • Impact assessment
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Institutional framework
  • Partnerships
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Awareness raising

Social inclusion

  • Private sector
  • Local community/CSOs
  • Indigenous peoples

Gender equality

  • Awareness raising (on gender)

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Hazard control/mitigation

SDG target(s)

  • 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning

Conventions and protocols

  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration
  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

About this project


This Enabling Activity project will assist Brazil to prepare the Fourth National Communication (4NC) and Biennial Update Reports (BUR) required to meet obligations under the UNFCCC. The objective is to extend coverage of the annual Brazilian Inventory of Anthropogenic GHGs to period 1990-2016, focusing on the sectors/gases that have a significant share of GHG emissions and/or present a large degree of data uncertainty. The Brazilian Earth System Model (BESM) and downscaling with the Regional Earth System Model, developed to reduce the uncertainties in V&A assessments for different sectors, will be used to document climate scenarios. Furthermore, Brazil's description of national circumstances will be updated, as well as the steps to be taken or envisaged to implement the Convention. Finally, the project will continue to build institutional capacity for implementing the Convention in Brazil including undertaking activities related to climate change education and awareness.


To assist the Government of Brazil to perform the activities necessary to prepare the Fourth National Communication and Biennial Update Reports in accordance with the UNFCCC.

USD $7,528,500

Grant amount

USD $22,885,500

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($7,528,500)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Brazil

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