Category: National governments, Policies and measures

Climate Policies and Measures Portal for Luxembourg

Aether has developed a Policies and Measures Portal for sharing information on Luxembourg’s climate policies and measures (PaMs). The online portal acts as a central point for stakeholder engagement and keeps a live master list of national climate PaMs.

Aether has developed a Policies and Measures Portal for sharing information on Luxembourg’s climate policies and measures (PaMs). The online portal acts as a central point for stakeholder engagement and keeps a live master list of national climate PaMs. The portal provides information aligned with the EU Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (MMR) to facilitate reporting. It also helps address transparency requirements under Article 13 of the Paris Agreement.

The challenge

As a Member State of the European Union (EU), and an Annex I Party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Luxembourg has legal reporting requirements concerning climate change policies and measures (PaMs).

The challenge was to develop an online system that enabled stakeholder engagement and management of data related to Luxembourg’s climate PaMs. The overall aim was to reduce the workload for involved officials. The data process was developed to ensure that data and calculations feeding into the climate PaMs were undertaken using the standard quality principals: in a Transparent, Consistent, Comparable, Complete, and Accurate way (TCCCA).

The solution

The online portal was developed in collaboration with local stakeholders, including the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure in Luxembourg. The team included Benviroc and Climate Change Economics as well as Aether.

The Portal was successfully populated with the relevant PaMs data through stakeholder engagement exercises running in parallel with the project. The most recent data are stored in live tables that can be edited by the stakeholders.

Engagement with sector experts and stakeholders enabled previously unreported PaMs to be identified.  The portal provided a standardised template of the data required for international reporting commitments. Within this project, ex-ante and ex-post quantifications were made for eight PaMs in the agriculture, energy, industry and waste sectors. A cost analysis was also undertaken for feed-in-tariff PaMs.

Alongside the development of the PaMs Portal and quantification of eight additional PaMs, we also provided support to the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure to develop Luxembourg’s 7th National Communication (NC) and 3rd Biennial Report (BR).

To disseminate the findings from the project and inform stakeholders of the developed PaMs Portal, Aether developed a presentation pack, including presentations and a flyer explaining to stakeholders how the PaMs Portal works.

Moving forward, the hosting of all relevant data for stakeholders to share in one location will facilitate Luxembourg’s efforts to fulfil reporting requirements such as National Communications, Biennial Reports, and the EU MMR. By presenting all information in one location for all relevant PaMs, the Portal also provides a valuable overview of the national situation. In the future, the Portal will function as a keystone in Luxembourg’s work on PaMs.  There are also opportunities to expand the portal to include non-climate mitigation elements such as air quality, co-benefits and climate adaptation. 

Dashboard page of the Luxembourg Portal

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Justin Goodwin

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