Second Biennial Updated Report and Fourth National Communication under the UNFCCC

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From November 2, 2016 to December 2, 2021

Project ID: 5851

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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)

  • Agriculture
  • Forestry and other land use
  • Energy

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Institutional mechanism and system building


  • Monitor inventory
  • Law regulation
  • Capacity building


  • Environmental accounting
  • Knowledge/Data management
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Waste management
  • Institutional capacity building
  • Technical capacity building

Social inclusion

  • Youth/Children
  • Women
  • Local community/CSOs

Gender equality

  • Awareness raising (on gender)

Gender result effectiveness scale



  • 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)
  • National Communications
  • National Determined Contributions (NDCs)

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

Project description

Morocco is an exemplary developing country in terms of compliance with respect to national communications under its reporting obligations (Articles 4 and 12 of the UNFCCC). So far Morocco submitted three national communications (2001, 2010 and 2016) and one BUR (2016). Accordingly, Morocco has now a set of GHG inventories spanning the period from 1994 to 2012. Morocco improved also the vulnerability assessment of its key socio-economic sectors and natural environment to climate impacts, defined adaptation measures and built institutional and technical capacities. The Third National Communication proved to be very useful since it informed the Moroccan INDC.However several weaknesses and needs remain present, such as i) the institutionalization of the GHG National Information System, ii) improvement in the projection of GHG emissions and definition of mitigation scenarios to inform systematically the review process of future NDCs, iii) improvement of vulnerability assessment of key socio-economic sectors and natural environment at different scales (national, subnational and local) and integrating economic and financial dimensions of climate change impacts, iv) set a coherent and integrated V&A Monitoring and Evaluation systems at various scales, v) develop a robust MRV system and vi) consolidate the knowledge management through the Climate Change Competence Center (4C). The goal of the project is to assist the country in mainstreaming climate change considerations into national and sectorial development strategies by giving continuity to the institutional and technical capacity strengthening process sustained by the national communications and BURs.

USD $852,000

Grant amount

USD $100,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


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

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Morocco

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