Capacity-Building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT)
Under Paragraph 84 of the COP decision adopting the Paris Agreement, it was decided to establish “a Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency in order to build institutional and technical capacity, both pre- and post-2020”. Under the Global Environment Facility, the CBIT is proposed to support activities aligned with its aim at the national and regional/global levels.
The Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) will aim:
- To strengthen national institutions for transparency-related activities in line with national priorities;
- To provide relevant tools, training and assistance for meeting the provisions stipulated in Article 13 of the Agreement;
- To assist in the improvement of transparency over time.
The GEF Secretariat will make a dedicated effort to enhance awareness about the CBIT and to encourage countries to access support, including through outreach activities in connection with UNFCCC meetings, GEF Extended Constituency Workshops, National Dialogues, GEF Introduction Seminars, workshops and meetings organized by relevant partner institutions, and other activities.
Proposals will be prioritized based on demonstrated responsiveness to Paris Agreement transparency requirements under Article 13. Proposals will also be prioritized for those countries that are in most need of capacity-building assistance for transparency-related activities, in particular small island developing States (SIDs) and least developed countries (LDCs). Each country may request up to USD 100,000 for an optional capacity needs assessment.
Countries will be requested to submit a proposal to the GEF Secretariat through GEF Partner Agency/Agencies, as per the established policies and procedures of the GEF. Engagement of national entities as execution partners will be strongly encouraged. Proposals should identify priorities to be addressed as well as robust justifications for the level of support requested.
As of September 30, 2021 the CBIT project portfolio comprises 81 projects amounting to a total of $130.9 million and includes 75 individual country projects, one regional project that covers four countries, and five global projects.
On a rolling basis.