Initial National Communication on Climate Change (INC)

About the INC project

An aerial view of Dili’s Comoro River. Photo: Sandra Magno/UNDP TL. An aerial view of Dili’s Comoro River. Photo: Sandra Magno/UNDP TL

UNDP is helping Timor-Leste fulfill its commitments and obligations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), by preparing and reporting its Initial National Communication (INC) based on the recommended guidelines. The project will generate analyze and communicate information relevant for the preparation and submission of the INC. (Lee versaun Tetum iha ne'e)

Through the process Timor-Leste, as a least-developed country, the INC will help build its institutional, scientific, technical, informational and human capacity, facilitating the country’s implementation of the Convention.

Project goals

  • Develop a comprehensive inventory of national greenhouse gases (GHG)
  • Develop a vulnerability assessment as well as an adaptation and mitigation analysis
  • Develop and transfer Environmentally Sound Technology (ESTs) in the country
  • Gradually develop programmes for research and systematic observation on climate change, including early warning systems for climate-related hazards
  • Strengthen the national education curricula and enhance public awareness of climate change
  • Increase networking among project team members and other experts in the region or other regions
  • Integrate climate change concerns into the future National Development Plan
  • Strengthen the capacity of the country on climate change issues at all levels


Budget Donors
US$ 405,000 Global Environment Fund (GEF) Trust Fund
US$ 196,000  AusAID
US$  70,000 UNDP
US$  60,000 Government of Timor-Leste (in-kind)
Total budget: US$ 731,000

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