Third National Communication (TNC) and First Biennial Update Report (BUR)

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From June 22, 2016 to June 30, 2021

Project ID: 5587

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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



Transformed sector(s)

  • Energy
  • Forestry and other land use

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance


  • Monitor inventory
  • Law regulation
  • Capacity building


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

Social inclusion

  • Private sector

Gender equality


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

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Multi-stakeholder collaboration

Project description

The main objective of this project is to implement an enabling process involving all relevant national stakeholders to prepare and submit Sudan's Third National Communication (TNC) and first Biennial Update Report (BUR) to the UNFCCC in accordance with agreed UNFCCC guidelines (Decision 17/CP.8 and 2.CP/17). The preparation of the TNC will build on the Second National Communication and the development in the implementation of climate actions in Sudan over the past reported period. The process for preparation of national communications and BUR will contribute to building technical capacities within the related sectors and institutions and is expected to lead to informing number of climate actions and policies on both adaptation and mitigation. In addition, this project is also aiming to build some technical and institutional capacities to assist Sudan in coping with the new UNFCCC obligations such as the need for regular preparation of national communications and BURs and national arrangements for reporting, monitoring and verification (MRV). The TNC and First by BUR will be completed by the end of the project and submitted after the government endorsement, which is planned to take place 3 months after finalization (September 2020).

USD $852,000

Grant amount

USD $500,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


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

Implementing partner(s)

  • Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources (HCENR)

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