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Upcoming LEDS Events

CTCN Webinar: Energy Efficiency in the Industry: Which Chimney Smokes Sustainably?

26 August 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM CEST

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Achieving energy efficiency in the industrial sector remains challenging, due to the variety of activities within this sector, the variety of relevant actors and the importance of industry for national economies. In this webinar, you can learn more about major energy-consuming industrial sectors and respective energy efficiency options, both from a more general as well as a sector-specific view. In addition, the webinar touches on policies to implement these measures.


Low Emission Development Initiatives and the Rise of Non-State Actors: Where, Who, and What

25 August 2:00 PM GMT / 4:00 PM CEST

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Dr. Phillip Pattberg and Dr. Oscar Widerberg take a closer look at the commitments made by subnational NSAs- cities, regions and companies.See full event page: LEDS GP Annual Event 2015

First, they present the results from their research on a large dataset collected on city-networks.

Second, they take a closer look at the private sector- companies and their networks.

Third, the discuss what the emergence of non-state actors mean for the overall climate regime.

Philipp Pattberg is the professor of Transnational Environmental Governance and the deputy head of the Department of Environmental Policy Analysis (EPA), the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), the VU University Amsterdam. Within the Netherlands, at the Research School for Socio-Economic and Natural Sciences of the Environment (SENSE), he coordinates the research cluster on global environmental governance and politics. He is also the Chair of the Board of the Global Environmental Change Section of the German Political Science Association (DVPW) and a senior research fellow of the international Earth System Governance Project (ESGP).

Oscar Widerberg is a researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the VU University Amsterdam where he works on global climate policy, fragmentation in global governance, and network theory. He has published work on climate clubs, city and company climate actions, and public-private partnerships, and presented works on transnational climate action at, among others, the UNFCCC. He is a research fellow of the Earth System Governance and a core member of the CONNECT-project (www.fragmentation.eu). Oscar also works as an associate consultant with Trinomics.

The Low-Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership (GP) was founded in 2011 to enhance coordination, information exchange, and cooperation among countries and international programs working to advance low-emissions, climate-resilient growth. The LEDS GP currently brings together LEDS leaders and practitioners from more than 140 countries and international institutions through innovative peer learning and collaboration forums and networks. For the full list of participants and more information on partnership activities, see ledsgp.org.

CEADIR Discussion Series

Implementing and Financing Climate-Smart Agriculture

09 September, 09:00-10:30 am Eastern Time, Washington, DC/Webinar

Climate change poses a serious, increasing threat to food security in many developing countries. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) aims to increase the resilience of food production through adaptive measures while also taking into consideration opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration. This CEADIR series discussion will address two critical components of CSA — implementation and financing—with good examples of CSA from sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America.

Dr. Noel Gurwick of USAID’s Global Climate Change Office will moderate and provide an overview of how USAID helps countries adapt to climate change variability and severe weather events to ensure greater food security and reduce greenhouse gas emissions where appropriate. Michael Godfrey of Abt Associates will share successful experiences of USAID projects in Mali and South Sudan on adoption of climate-resistant crops and greenhouse gas mitigation in agriculture. Anita Campion of Connexus will highlight sustainable CSA financing in USAID-supported work with smallholder farmer organizations and enterprises in Colombia, Ghana, and Kenya.

The live event and simultaneous webinar will be held at 9:00-10:30 AM (EST) on Wednesday, September 9, 2019. Please note the change, this month only, from our usual Tuesday schedule.

The location for in-person attendees is Crown Agents, 1129 20th Street, Washington, DC. There will also be a simultaneous streaming webinar with an opportunity for questions from the internet audience. A recorded version of the webinar will be available after the event.

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Previous CEADIR Discussion Series webinars available on YouTube at this link

International Conference on Climate Change Resilience (CCR)

5 - 6 October 2015 Puducherry, India

The Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences of Pondicherry University, in association with the Indian-European Multi-level Climate Governance Research Network (IECGN), will be organizing the International Conference on Climate Change Resilience (CCR) on October 5-6, 2015 in Pondicherry.

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LEDS Global Partnership Annual Event 2015

Implementing LEDS: Innovation and Good Practices

14 - 16 October, 2015, Melia Caribe Tropical Hotel, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The event will bring together leading officials and practitioners from countries and international institutions in a highly interactive and member-led format, to share lessons and strengthen cooperation on climate-resilient low emission development around the world.

The agenda will focus on the two key areas you told us were most important during the survey conducted by the Secretariat last month: financing LEDS and assessment and communications of benefits. In addition, we will run focused peer learning sessions on Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU), Energy, Transportation, and Subnational Integration (SNI) of LEDS; and an innovation lab, which will give participants an opportunity to develop innovative solutions to common LEDS challenges.

See full event page: LEDS GP Annual Event 2015

ALP Climate Finance Workshop 2015

28 - 30 October 2015, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

This regional workshop will bring together key stakeholders from responsible government agencies, private sector, development finance, and non-governmental organizations, to share experiences on effective ways to accelerate investment in low-emission development in agriculture – particularly in the crop production and processing sub-sector. It will also support the development of public-private collaborative actions to mobilize investment along with peer knowledge sharing.

This workshop complements earlier regional workshops that the Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Partnership has hosted on climate finance readiness, national climate finance strategies, climate finance options, and access to finance, and builds on regional momentum to spur private investment in green growth and LEDS.

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Past Events

For information about past events, see past partnership events.