The Peruvian Ministry of Environment, through the Directorate of Adaptation to Climate Change and Desertification, prepared a general roadmap for the Monitoring and Evaluation of Climate Change Adaptation Measures that includes four phases of: Analysis, Design, Development and Implementation. In order to build and advance in this roadmap, international experts have contributed in components such as Agriculture and Health. Currently, the Directorate for Adaptation to Climate Change and Desertification has prioritized the Water sector to advance in the establishment of the Monitoring and Evaluation of Adaptation Measures Component, which is part of the Monitoring System for Adaptation and Mitigation Measures.
The cross-cutting nature of adaptation measures in the thematic area of water represents a challenge in the consolidation of the M&E component, since it is necessary to harmonize and homogenize data systems at the national, regional and sectoral levels, a task that has not been carried out before at this level of complexity.
This technical assistance is focused on the development of the design phase for the thematic area of water adaptation measures and, in this way, contribute to the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation component for climate change adaptation measures, which makes use of existing monitoring and evaluation systems, provides guidelines for their improvement and proposes guidelines to involve local and national institutions in the implementation of an articulated system of indicators.
The overall objective of the technical assistance is to establish a baseline and roadmap for the Research, Development and Deployment of climate technologies for the reduction of GHG emissions in dairy farms, through the circularity of flows and materials and the use of emission mitigation technologies. The main activity is to identify and study climate technologies and circularity practices for the treatment and use of flows and materials:
• Development of a detailed work plan and related communication documents;
• Stakeholder mapping and creation of a RD&D focus group for scaling up the technical assistance results;
• Analysis of circularity in dairy farms and identification of the perceived value of the circular economy and its benefits in the dairy sector in Uruguay;
• Assessment of the feasibility of climate technologies applicable to dairy farms and their sustainability;
• Monitoring and evaluation of mitigation and circularity actions and knowledge sharing;
• Development of educational materials.
It is expected that the monitoring and evaluation component will reflect international best practices and serves for reporting to international conventions, national climate change frameworks and donors. It will also allow to identify whether the implementation of adaptation measures is on track, as well as whether the measures are effective and how they can be improved.
It is expected that such a system will allow:
- Evaluate the progress of adaptation interventions and quantify risk reduction, adaptive capacity, and the impact on populations affected by climate change.
- Collect international best practices and enable reporting to international conventions and national climate change frameworks.
- Establish a system to identify whether the implementation of adaptation measures is on track, as well as the effectiveness of the measures and possibilities for improvement.
- Establish the effectiveness of measures that can be implemented in the future.
Technical assistance is also aimed at involving the relevant actors for climate change adaptation through the inclusion and articulation of existing information systems with the generation of new variables and analyses that complement them. Thus strengthening governance and planning of territorial and sectoral development and promoting the integration of climate resilience in development planning.