Third National Communication and Biennial Update Report

Lead country

El Salvador

Participating countries

El Salvador

Project status


Implementing period

From January 19, 2015 to December 23, 2020

Project ID: 5212

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Technical team

  • Climate Strategies and Policy Programme

  • 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)


UNDP role(s)

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Normative support


  • Capacity building
  • Law regulation
  • Monitor inventory


  • Institutional capacity building
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Knowledge/Data management

Social inclusion


Gender equality


Gender result effectiveness scale



  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 13.2 Integrate climate change into national policies, planning

Conventions and protocols


Private sector(s)


Hot topic


Project description

In compliance with the commitments assumed in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Government of El Salvador presented its First National Communication on Climate Change (PCNCC) in 2000 and the Second National Communication (SCNCC) in 2013 , same year that the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources launched The National Climate Change Strategy.The second national communication highlighted the need to develop a National System for capturing and storing information on greenhouse gas emissions (SINGEI) from the Third National Communication (TCN). For this purpose, the main objective of the Third National Communication on Climate Change (TCNCC) is to give continuity to the strengthening of technical and institutional capacities for carrying out information activities on climate change in a continuous manner; integration and implementation of adaptation and mitigation measures with a gender approach in the different sectors of the country in order to reduce vulnerability and reduce the impact of climate change; all based on sectoral vulnerability studies and Greenhouse Effect Gas Inventories, updated climate scenarios and cost-benefit analysis of mitigation measures.

USD $1,704,000

Grant amount


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


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

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of El Salvador

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