Announcements

LECB Programme Annual Meeting to be held

14-16 October 2014 in Brussels

The LECB Programme Annual Global Meeting provides LECB national participants the opportunity to come together to share experiences, lessons learned, enjoy peer-to-peer exchange, and learn of applicable resources and tools. It also provides the opportunity for thematic training on timely topics.

Based on feedback from LECB partner countries, the annual global meeting this year will serve dual purposes. First, to provide a forum to highlight national LECB achievements and an opportunity to discuss natural synergies with other climate mitigation activities, such as the development of Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC). Second, to deliver training on MRV tools and resources. One of the strengths of the LECB Programme is the wide range of experience of our national partners. We aim to capitalize on this experience by creating a south-south exchange of best practices and lessons learnt.

Newly relesed: Global Good Practice Analysis on LEDS, NAMAs and MRV  

GPA Thumbnail5 June 2014 - The LECB Programme is pleased to present The Global Good Practice Analysis (GPA) - a collection of 21 examples of mitigation-related good practice worldwide that demonstrate how LEDS, NAMAs and MRV systems are being effectively designed and implemented across a range of national contexts. The GPA is a joint initiative between the LECB Programme and the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV and aims to foster peer-learning across countries by demonstrating ambitious and feasible mitigation policies and actions that are already in place.

You can access the 21 case studies here (Bhutan and Lebanon feature LECB specific activities) and read more about the background and methodology, success factors, conclusions and lessons learned, and the criteria applied. 

The Partnership and the LECB Programme offer a variety of capacity building formats and invite interested country representatives to contact us to identify options for more in-depth learning on the good practice cases.  

 

Regional Workshop held

Chile NAMA workshop thumbnailA regional workshop 'Engaging the Private Sector to Contribute to Climate Change Mitigation brought together stakeholders from Latin America and the Caribbean Region from May 14-16 in Santiago, Chile.

See Workshop report here.

 

 

 

 

Launched

Guidance for NAMA Design: Building on Country Experiences

NAMA guidebook thumbnail UNDP is pleased to release the jointly produced publication Guidance for NAMA Design: Building on Country Experiences. This guidance is the result of a collaborative effort between UNDP, the UNFCCC Secretariat and the UNEP - Risø Center to produce a tool to assist developing countries in formulating more effective NAMAs. Initially conceived of as part of the UNDP's Low Emission Capacity Building Programme, the guidebook was expanded in scope thanks to this strategic partnership and now serves as a practical guide for any government or institution that wishes to participate in NAMA development.

The Guidance for NAMA Design builds on countries' experiences in developing mitigation actions and has benefited from a truly collaborative process whereby an intensive consultative process with developing countries was established at the outset. The guide does not attempt to prescribe a linear path for NAMA development. Rather, it emphasizes the iterative nature of this process and thereby contributes a unique approach to the growing body of work focused on NAMA design and implementation. As the NAMA landscape is constantly growing and changing we envision this guide as a living document, as such we welcome your feedback and contributions. Updates will be made over time as the topic matures and the body of lessons learned grows.

The full document will be translated into French and Spanish in the new year. We hope that you will find the NAMA Guide to be a positive contribution to the development and implementation of technically robust NAMAs, thereby bringing us closer to the low carbon future we are striving to obtain.

Monthly Roundups

August 2014 - Roundup issue 20

LECB monthly roundup August 2014 thumbnailTopics in this issue:

  • Indonesia: Tool to Assess Impact of Low Emission Interventions
  • Chile: Workshop for a Generic MRV System for CC Mitigation Actions
  • Learning with LECB at the Green Voice Indonesia Event
  • National GHG Inventory System Process Underway in Uganda
  • Upcoming Webinar Presenting Transport Toolkit, 17 September 2014

July 2014 - Roundup issue 19

LECB Monthly Roundup July 2014 thumbnailTopics in this issue:

  • NAMA Proposals Submitted to the NAMA Facility by LECB Countries
  • Egypt participates in 'Environmental Investment Conference & Exhibition'
  • NAMA Net Activity Update - Workshops, trainings and meetings
  • 2nd Technical Workshop for Developing NAMAs in Ecuador
  • Climate Change - Implications for Business: Info series released

 

June 2014 - Roundup issue 18

Monthly Roundup June 2014 thumbnail Topics in this issue:

  • Process to Start Building a National MRV System for Uganda Launched
  • MRV Webinar Series reaches over 280 participants
  • LECB Project in Ecuador: Capacity Building for NAMA Development
  • Colombian Low Carbon Development Strategy Team presents co-benefit study
  • Moldova LECB Project Inception Underway
  • GIZ Webinar Recordings and More

May 2014 - Roundup issue 17

Monthly Roundup May 2014 thumbnailTopics in this issue:

  • Global Good Practice Analysis on LEDS, NAMA & MRV released
  • MRV Spotlight - Webinar Series
  • LECB & Ministry of Environment Chile Host Workshop
  • GHG Inventory Workshop on Energy and Industrial Processes
  • Meeting for Database Keepers in the Philippines
  • Climate Desk Officer Training in Uganda
  • Methodological Guide to Identify & Design NAMAs in Urban Areas

April 2014 - Roundup issue 16

Monthly Roundup April 2014 thumbnail Topics in this issue:

  • LECB GHG Inventory Spotlight
  • Project Board & Inception Meeting in Thailand
  • Regional NAMA Workshop in Asia and the Pacific
  • UNDP & World Bank Joint Webinar 'Engaging the Private Sector in Fast Start NAMAs'
  • GIZ MRV System Stocktaking Tool
  • Newly updated FAOSTAT Emissions Database

March 2014 - Roundup issue 15

LECB Monthly Roundup March 2014 thumbnail   Topics in this issue:

  • Call for Proposals: Austrian NAMA Initiative and the NAMA Facility
  • LECB Global Support Unit Welcomes New Team Member
  • Training Workshop on LEDS and MRV in the DRC
  • LECB Morocco Hosts National Workshop on Ecological Footprint
  • LECB Visibility in Indonesia
  • LAC Regional Workshop on MRV of NAMAs
  • Exploring Linkages Between National and Corporate GHG Inventories

February 2014 - Roundup issue 14

Monthly Roundup February 2014 thumbnailTopics in this issue:

  • NAMA Net - A Technical Support Network for LECB Countries
  • African Countries Share Knowledge on National GHG Inventories
  • LECB Inception Workshop and Expert Meeting
  • The Low Emission Transport Toolkit Webinar
  • Transport NAMA Database Prototype Launched

January 2014 - Roundup issue 13

LECB monthly roundup January 2014 thumbnail Topics in this issue: 

  • Global Good Practice Analysis Underway
  • LECB NAMA Net Launch, New York, 26-28 February 2014
  • Comprehensive GHG Inventory Training Carried our in Kenya
  • Workshop in Ghana on Sustainably GHG Data Management
  • Synthesis of Non-Annex I Country National Inventory System Practices

December 2013 - Roundup issue 12

MRU Dec 2013 ThumbnailTopics in this issue: 

  • LECB Launches Enhanced Support Component
  • Updates on the Colombian Low Carbon Development Strategy
  • LECB Global Support You Tube page 
  • Costa Rica Livestock NAMA Concept 

 

November 2013 - Roundup issue 11

Roundup 11 thumbnailTopics in this issue:

  • LECB Programme launches joint NAMA Guidance with UNEP & UNFCCC
  • NAMA Facility announces funding for four LECB countries
  • LECB GSU hosts a webinar on Derisking Renewable Energy Investment
  • Chile makes progress in design of Carbon Management Programme

October 2013 - Roundup issue 10

Roundup 10 thumbnail Topics in this issue:

  • LECB Programme presence at COP 19
  • Welcoming James Vener to the LECB Global Support Team
  • Toward a Robust National System for GHG Inventories - LECB Kenya
  • LECB contributes to webinars on Low Emission Development in LAC

September 2013 - Roundup issue 9

Roundup 9 thumbnail Topics in this issue:

  • LECB Annual Global Meeting: 25-27 September in Hanoi, Viet Nam
  • Multi-stakeholder Sectoral Working Groups with UNDP at the Lead
  • Asia LEDS Forum 2013 - Putting LEDS into Practice, 1-4 October, Manila, Philippines

August 2013 - Roundup issue 8

Roundup 8 thumbnailTopics in this issue:

  • NAMA Development in Zambia
  • Integration of GHG Emission Data in thePhilippines
  • NAMA Design and Preparation in Lebanon
  • Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum
  • UNFCCC Asia and Pacific Regional Workshop and the LECB GSU
  • Asia Regional Exchange on NAMAs in the Transport Sector

July 2013 - Roundup issue 7

Roundup 7 thumbnail shortTopics in this issue:

  • Democratic Republic of Congo Moves on Identifying a Long List of NAMA Project Ideas
  • Introductory Workshop on NAMAs with LECB Peer-to-Peer Exchange
  • Introductory GHG Inventory Training - Nairobi, Kenya
  • LECB Support and South-South Exchange in Paraguay
  • Mitigation Action Plans nad Scenarios (MAPS)

June 2013 - Roundup issue 6

Roundup 6 thumbnail shortTopics in this issue:

  • Gender Mainstreaming Improved Results - Experiences from Bhutan
  • Livestock and Climate Change Meeting Held in Costa Rica
  • Collaborative LEDS and NAMA Training in Rabat, Morocco
  • LECB Side Event - Bonn, Germany
  • NAMA Good Practice Guidance Round Table - Bonn, Germany
  • UNDP Teams Up with GIZ to Offer NAMA Training Tool - Dakar, Senegal
  • IISD Webinar: Developing Financeable NAMAs

May 2013 - Roundup issue 5

Roundup 5 thumbnail shortTopics in this issue:

  • NAMA Prioritization in Uganda - Moving from Validation to Prioritization
  • Workshop on National GHG Inventory Systems 15-17 May, Chile
  • Costa Rica: Scaling Up Eco-Competitiveness
  • NAMA Design & Consultation on Selecting Priority NAMAs for Lebanon
  • International NAMA Facility - Official Public Information Event

April 2013 - Roundup issue 4

Roundup 4 thumbnail shortTopics in this issue:

  • Morocco Establishes Inter-Ministerial Climate Change Committee
  • Zambia Establishes Technical Working Groups & Validates SNC
  • UNFCCC NAMA Workshop for Africa Held in Lesotho, 16-19 April
  • Knowledge Topic - Integrating Gender in the LECB E-Discussion
  • Report & Financial Tool on Scaling-Up Investment in Renewable Energy

March 2013 - Roundup issue 3

Roundup 3 thumbnail shortTopics in this issue:

  • National Workshop on Strengthening Capacities in NAMA Design in Peru
  • Mexico Low Emission Capacity Building Project kicks off Implementation
  • Learning & Leading on LEDS - LECB and the LEDS Global Partnership
  • Launch of ikipedia.net - wiki-based platform to connect practitioners

February 2013 - Roundup issue 2

Roundup 2 thumbnail shortTopics in this issue:

  • The LECB Project - Uganda: Implementation in Action
  • EUROCLIMA Second Seminar Bogota, Colombia - Collaboration in Action
  • International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV Newsletter: Edition Number 3
  • E-Discussion Launched on Models for the Non-energy Sector

January 2013 - Roundup issue 1

Roundup 1 thumbnail shortTopics in this issue:

  • LECB Programme Highlights from Doha
  • The LECB - Philippines: Implementation in Action
  • Resources for Francophone Countries
  • LEDS Expert Assistance at No Cost.

 

 Programme Newsletters

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June, 2013 - Newsletter issue 6

Newsletter ThumbnailIssue Six of the Low Emission Capacity Building Programme Newsletter features:

  • Inspiring Mitigation Ambition - LECB Hosted Side Event in Bonn, Germany
  •  Accompanying National NAMA Processes - NAMA Guideline Workshop
  • Natural Synergies and Collaboration - Morocco and Beyond
  • Announcing Annual Global Meeting of LECB Programme: 25-27 September in Hanoi

 

March, 2013 - Newsletter issue 5

ThumbnailWe are glad to share Issue Five of the Low Emission Capacity Building Programme Newsletter. Articles include:

  • Multi Partner National Workshop on Strengthening Capacities in NAMA Design for Peru: integrating approaches and tools
  • Indonesia Side Event on Low Emission Development Strategy and LECB Validation Meeting
  • National climate finance web platform launched in Vietnam
  • Integrating Gender: LECB Gender Guidance note
  • Learning from the legacy of the Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP)

 

December, 2012 - Newsletter issue 4

Newsletter 4 IconWe are glad to share Issue Four of the Low Emission Capacity Building Programme Newsletter. Articles include:

  • NAMA News from Doha
  • Institutional Arrangements for the Work on NAMAs and LEDS under the LECB Programme
  • Country Spotlight Colombia - Delivering Low Carbon Development
  • Partner Spotlight: Parliamentary Action on Renewable Energy (PARE)

 

 

September, 2012 - Newsletter issue 3

Newsletter 3 cover icon smallWe are glad to share Issue Three of the Low Emission Capacity Building Programme Newsletter. Articles include:

  • Information on the Institutionalizing of the Greenhouse Gas Inventory in the Philippines
  • A summary update on the October NAMA workshop
  • An announcement regarding the production of an LECB NAMA Reference Guidebook
  • A partnership spotlight featuring the activities of the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV

 

June, 2012 - Newsletter issue 2

Newsletter 2 cover icon smallWe are are glad to share Issue Two of the Low Emission Capacity Building Programme Newsletter. Articles include:

  • MRV policy Updates
  • Jump-starting the scenario development process, and
  • A country spotlight on Kenya

Please feel free to share with others and do let us know if you have suggestions for future LECB Newsletters.

 

March, 2012 - Newsletter issue 1

Newsletter 1 cover icon smallWe are glad to share Issue One of the Low Emission Capacity Building Programme Newsletter. Articles include:

  • Catalyzing climate finance readiness through the LECB Programme
  • Information on the Programme Expansion
  • The Global Support Team
  • Country spotlight Chile: The climate of change

Please share with others. Your colleagues can also sign up to this newsletter by emailing the Global Support Team.

 

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