Suggested Citation: Prasad, Sumit, and Vaibhav Gupta. 2019. A Capacity Building Assessment Matrix for Enhanced Transparency in Climate Reporting: An India Assessment. New Delhi: Council on Energy, Environment and Water.
Transparency in climate actions and support is an important pillar on which climate negotiations rest. This study presents an assessment tool – Capacity Building Assessment Matrix (CBAM) – to help quantify capacity building efforts and the gaps therein, with regards to climate transparency. The assessment tool establishes countries’ baseline capacity, and focuses on understanding the gaps and mismatches between the capacity building needs identified within national contexts, and the support received to meet them. The study identifies the areas where India has built its capacity and the capacity areas where critical interventions are needed.
Capacity Building Assessment Matrix
Source: Author's Analysis
The India Scenario
As a case study demonstrating the use of this tool, the study analysed India’s capacity building efforts related to climate transparency based on data from India’s UNFCCC submissions on climate transparency and commitments
Source: Author’s analysis
In India’s case, it is evident from the need assessment that enhancing inventory (74 percent) and adaptation (59 percent) reporting were major stated needs. In contrast, about 85-95 per cent of capacity indicators received support for most areas of reporting, except for Nationally Determined Contributions and National Circumstances.