Monitoring El Salvador’s NDC implementation

Definition and construction of a set of indicators for the monitoring and reporting of progress in the implementation of El Salvador's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) articulated with the needs for reporting on the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Objectives (SDO).

Why a Nationally Determined Contribution Progress Monitoring and Reporting System?

A critical component of Nationally Determined Contributions is that actions must be implemented in a measurable, reportable and verifiable manner. The need for the measurement, reporting and verification system arises from the provisions of Article 13 of the Paris Agreement regarding the establishment of a transparency framework that fosters mutual trust between the parties and promotes effective implementation of climate change actions and support. The transparency framework is a key element for the successful implementation of the Paris Agreement, as it will allow the monitoring of progress on individual country targets set forth in their NDCs.

Aware of this great global challenge, El Salvador signed the Paris Agreement on December 12, 2015 during the twenty-first United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP 21). The Agreement entered into force on November 4, 2016. El Salvador signed its accession to this instrument on April 22, 2016 and submitted its formal instrument of ratification to the United Nations depositary on March 27, 2017, becoming a party to it one month later, on 26 April of the same year. The revised instrument was submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change on October 30, 2017.

Expected Results



Set of indicators integrated into the existing platforms in the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources and the implementing institutions that allow monitoring the completion of the NDCs of El Salvador, duly constructed and documented according to universally accepted standards, which will most likely be part of the resources to be used in the Agreement’s transparency mechanism.


Establishment of institutional teams and information management protocols for continuous updating of indicators and MRV system support.





Learning about the impact of climate change in Central America by previewing scenarios

Within the EUROCLIMA+ programme, a mission of experts has supported the generation of climate scenarios to understand the impact of climate change
August 22 2018


Final workshops on the system for monitoring and reporting progress in the implementation of El Salvador's NDC

The work developed since October 2018 culminates with the presentation of software for monitoring and reporting the progress of El Salvador's NDCs to the ministries involved in their use
San Salvador, July 23 2018


AEMET experts in Central America for the generation of regionalised climate change scenarios

two experts from the Spanish State Agency for Meteorology (AEMET) went to five Central American countries for the generation of regionalised climate change scenarios
Brussels, Belgium, May 30 2018



Nationally Determined Contributions of El Salvador

El Salvador's Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) include commitments linked to the National Climate Change Plan (PNCC) aimed at the sustainable management and adaptation to climate change of highly vulnerable sectors and territories where the most important losses associated with extreme climate events have been recorded.

The document "Contribution determined at the national level of El Salvador, in the framework of the National Energy Policy and the Energy Efficiency Strategy" also takes up what was stated by the National Energy Council, establishing targets for reducing emissions in the power generation sector, increasing the generation of renewable energy and improving the quality of diesel fuel.



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