Development of Armenias Fourth National Communication to the UNFCCC and Second Biennial Report

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From September 9, 2016 to June 9, 2021

Project ID: 5870

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Technical team

  • Climate Strategies and Policy Programme

Cross-cutting programme(s)

  • Climate Change Adaptation Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Mainstreaming integrated policy and planning for climate-resilient & sustainable development


  • Human altered areas


  • Industrial site

Transformed sector(s)

  • Energy
  • Agriculture
  • Forestry and other land use

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Data collection and analysis


  • Monitor inventory
  • Law regulation
  • Capacity building


  • Environmental accounting
  • Knowledge/Data management
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Waste management
  • Awareness raising
  • Education/Courses

Social inclusion

  • Women

Gender equality

  • Women decision making

Gender result effectiveness scale



  • Systems pathway
  • Sci-tech 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)
  • National Communications

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

Project description

The project objective is to enable Armenia to prepare its Forth National Communication (4NC) under decision 17/CP7 and the Second Biennial Update Report (2BUR) under decision 2/CP17 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The 4NC and 2BUR will build upon previous studies, self-assessment exercises and will be based on the UNFCCC Guidelines. It will enable Armenia to present the updated information on Convention implementation in a consistent, transparent and comparable manner. The project will be coordinated by the Ministry of Nature Protection under the guidance of Inter-Agency Climate Change Council (IACCC). The Project components include: (i) National circumstances and institutional arrangements, as well as other information relevant to the achievement of the objectives of the UNFCCC; (ii) GHG inventory (2014 and 2016); (iii) measures to mitigate climate change; (iv) measures to facilitate adaptation to climate change, (v) Domestic monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) system; (vi) production of the Second Biennial Report and Fourth National Communication and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). The preparation of the 4NC and 2BUR is expected to enhance general public awareness and knowledge, to integrate the preparation process of NCs and BURs and mainstream climate change into national sustainable development process of Armenia. The project will also strengthen the cooperation between Armenia and other Parties to achieve the ultimate objectives of the UNFCCC.

USD $852,000

Grant amount

USD $580,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($852,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Ministry of Nature Protection of the Republic of Armenia

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