Initial National Communication on Climate Change

Project background

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)

Project activities

  • 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

Project results

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 start date:

May 2007

Estimated end date:

December 2014

Focus area:

  • inclusive growth
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Timor-Leste

    Implementing partner:

    United Nations Development Programme

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Global Environment Fund Truste
  • Australian Agency For International Development (ausaid)
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2016 -$60

    2015 $84

    2014 $70,736

    2013 $327,129

    2012 $189,779

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