Climate Change represents real threats to Sudan’s effort to achieve the sustainable development agenda due to the country’s environmental, social, and economic vulnerabilities. Even though the country is not a high emitting country, Sudan has pursued a climate friendly development path and has consistently worked to contribute to the international efforts in mitigating GHG emissions while its increasing resilience to climate change impacts.
Since its first national communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2003, Sudan has undertaken a range of climate change mitigation and adaptation initiatives. Sudan elaborated several sectoral studies e.g. Nationally Adapted Mitigation Actions (NAMA) and standardized baselines for grid emissions, landfill gas capture and liquid waste management. Adaptation is the key priority for the country and is reflected in Sudan’s policies and strategies and detailed in the National adaption plan of Action (NAPA 2007) and the National Adaptation Plan (NAP2016). In 2015, Sudan elaborated its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the Paris Agreement which is currently being revised with support from the NDC Partnership.
This technical assistance has the objective to broaden Sudan’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MOFEP) readiness to mainstream climate change and mobilize resources for climate action in alignment with Sudan’s updated NDCs, sustainable development agenda, improved resilience of vulnerable communities and COVID 19 green recovery measures. The support will be provided by the Government of the United Kingdom through its Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).
The focus of the Technical Assistance will be on improving the understanding of climate change impacts in Economic and Financial Indicators in Sudan, the elaboration of economic model that incorporates climate change considerations, capacity building, and a road map and guidelines for establishing and implementing institutional arrangements to improve the identification, preparation and resource mobilization for climate change projects in Sudan and mainstream climate change into MOFEP mandates. The preferred form of support is through an embedded economic advisor that will be based in Sudan’s MOFEP. International applications will be considered provided a strong in-country presence is guaranteed through a local counterpart.
About the NDC Partnership
The NDC Partnership is a global coalition of countries and institutions working to mobilize support and achieve ambitious climate goals while enhancing sustainable development. Through the Partnership, resources and expertise are leveraged so that members are able to implement their NDCs and combat climate change to build a better future.