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Upcoming LEDS Events

CEADIR Discussion Series: Scaling Up Private Finance

10 March 2015

This month’s CEADIR discussion highlights the trends in private sector financing of international climate and energy initiatives with a focus on the significant increases in capital going to developing countries over the past five years. Featured speakers include Stephen Munro, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and Dr. Allen Eisendrath, USAID, with CEADIR Chief of Party Dr. Marcia Trump as moderator.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) will present its seminal work conducting global analyses of private clean energy capital flows from its Climatescope projects. Climatescope conducts country-by-country assessments to analyze the sources and growth of such investments throughout Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean. USAID will discuss scaling up clean energy and how investors respond to these clean energy opportunities.  

About the Series: USAID’s Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment and Resilience (CEADIR) project is hosting a new monthly discussion series, Navigating the Climate Economy: Investing for Growth and Resilience. The series will examine the perspectives of prominent thinkers and players in this evolving arena, showcasing best practices for measuring economic impacts and opportunities to unlock financing for clean energy, sustainable landscapes and adaptation investments.

For more information please visit: www: https://ceadirseries.adobeconnect.com/mar2015_ceadirdiscussion/event/event_info.html [LEDGP.org Page(s): [1]

LEDS LAC Webinar: Low emissions Freight Transportation II: Designing better logistics for cities and better cities for logistics: a global perspective

11 March 2015

There are two major drivers that will continue to increased complexity of urban logistics networks. First, urbanization is progressing at a high pace. While in 1950 only 54.5% of the population in developed countries was to be found in urban areas, this number had risen to 77.7% by 2011 and is projected to reach 85.9% by 2050. Moreover, 25% of the world population and almost 60% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) will be found in the world’s 600 largest cities by 2025.

For more information and to sign up: http://www.ledslac.org/low-emissions-fright-transportation

Webinar: Designing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Programs

19 March 2015 16:00-17:00

The International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV in cooperation with the World Resources Institute is inviting you to join us for a webinar on Designing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Programs.

Measuring GHG emissions is central to understanding emission trends and developing mitigation strategies that impact emissions trajectories of individual emitters. GHG reporting programs provide a platform to gather emissions data from entities and help mainstream emissions measurement and reporting. A reporting program encompasses several components, such as a secretariat/program administrator, reporting entities, emissions accounting and quantification methodologies, and data management system or emissions registry. Over the past decade, reporting programs have emerged at regional, national, and subnational levels to tackle the challenge of climate change. These can serve a range of objectives, such as providing credible information about GHG emissions, sources and trends, thus establishing a strong foundation to support mitigation policies in their jurisdictions. Reporting programs also enable governments and industries to take into account their emissions-related risks and opportunities, and focus efforts and resources on mitigation activities that can produce the greatest GHG reductions.

The World Resources Institute supported by the World Bank’s Partnership on Market Readiness has been conducting research on programs across the world to provide guidance to policymakers and practitioners to develop mandatory GHG reporting programs. In this webinar, Neelam Singh, Senior Associate, WRI, will share key insights from her research, which will also be the basis of an upcoming publication on this issue.

To register please visit: http://mitigationpartnership.net/webinar-designing-greenhouse-gas-ghg-reporting-programs

Questions and comments should be directed to Mr. Sven Egbers at sven.egbers@giz.de

Webinar: Planning the Energy Transition with Global Atlas 2.0 - Your Online Renewable Energy Prospector

24 March 2015 12:00 am - 1:30 am MDT
24 March 2015 8:00 am - 9:30 am MDT
25 March 2015 12:00 am - 1:30 am MDT

Dear Renewable Energy Colleagues,

500 participants have already registered for this week¹s webinars on Planning the Renewable Energy Transition with Global Atlas 2.0 ­ Your Online Renewable Energy Prospector. If you are not registered yet,please use the link below for free registration:


In order to get the most out of your training session we recommend that you perform a simple test exercise and download all related training materials at:


We look forward to your participation!

Kind regards, The Global Atlas Team

Technical Training on National GHG Inventories

24-27 March 2015, Venue TBD, Namibia

One of the outcomes of the regional workshop in Berlin (October, 2014) was that more capacity building on the compilation of national greenhouse gas inventories is needed. To meet this demand the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV together with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism Namibia, who was the first developing country to submit its Biennial Update Reports, will organize a hands-on training on national GHG inventories. The training is to help inventory compilers going beyond the Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines, specifically to encourage the use of the 2006 IPCC Guidelines and IPCC Inventory Software, in compilation of national GHG inventories.

Furthermore, in collaboration with the World Resource Institute (WRI), the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV offers and optional day of training on “Developing GHG Reporting Programs” on March 28. This workshop will aim to help participants achieve a better understanding of a GHG reporting program, what are some of the objectives that it can serve, the importance of stakeholder engagement during program development and implementation, program design elements, and how to ensure a program remains effective over time.


Ministry of Environment and Tourism Namibia

International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV (IPMM)

Trainer: Technical Support unit for the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

For more information, including the agenda: http://mitigationpartnership.net/regional-african-workshop-technical-training-national-ghg-inventories

World Bank eCourse: Policy Instruments for Low Emissions Development: From Design to Implementation

24 March - 8 April 2015

As the world seeks to enhance global greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation efforts, countries are exploring innovative and cost-effective ways to scale-up emissions reductions and foster private sector investment. A range of policy instruments such as voluntary, regulatory and market-based approaches can help achieve these goals.This course will assist you to plan, design and implement these policy instruments to help spur your country into a low emissions development path. For more information and to apply for the course, please visit: https://einstitute.worldbank.org/ei/course/policy-instruments-low-emissions-development-design-implementation

LEDS LAC Webinars

Building Evidence for INDCs: The MAPS Experience in Chile and Peru

25 March 09:00 - 10:30 (GMT-6)

Agenda Introduction. Ana María Majano. Coordinator of the LEDS LAC Secretariat, INCAE Business School.

The MAPS Approach. Andrea Rudnick. Latin American Liaison, MAPS Programme.

MAPS Chile: Inputs for the Chilean INDC. Andrés Pirazzoli. Mitigation and International Negotiations Officer, Climate Change Office, Ministry of Environment of Chile.

The INDC process in Peru. Eduardo Durand. General Director of Climate Change, Desertification and Water Resources, Ministry of Environment of Peru.

About the webinar The Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) programme is a south-south collaboration amongst developing countries to generate the evidence base for long-term climate compatible development. Through MAPS, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru have been able to conduct nationally mandated research-processes for developing long term mitigation scenarios. A broad range of stakeholders are being involved in developing evidence for mitigation action plans and scenarios.

The webinar will feature a presentation of the MAPS approach and its results in Latin America, as well as the way Peru and Chile are banking on the MAPS processes to develop the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) that they must submit to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change.

The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have questions about this event, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform: info@ledslac.org.

Webinar: Capacity Building for Biennial Update Reports and National MRV Systems

25 March 14:00 - 15:30 (07:00 - 08:30 MDT)

An essential element of any country’s response to climate change is a national system for the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of its greenhouse gas and mitigation actions. Having effective and transparent national MRV systems enables governments to monitor GHG emission trends, to maximize the effectiveness of their mitigation actions for low carbon growth, to attract international funding and to comply with UNFCCC reporting requirements, including the regular submission of Biennial Update Reports (BUR) and new MRV requirements, which will be part of the 2015 climate agreement.

We would like to invite you to join our complimentary webinar to learn more about the lessons learned from this project, the knowledge tools developed - such as a BUR template that has been translated into French and Spanish, and the experiences made by the participating countries. We hope these will be valuable to all developing countries in building the sustainable institutional structures and national capacity needed for BURs and National MRV systems.

!!! To register for this webinar, please go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8875562788433832450 and complete the registration form.

For further information on the webinar please get in touch with Kirsten Orschulok (kirsten.orschulok@giz.de).

Webinar: Financing for Low Carbon Development in China

26 March 10:00 - 11:00 New Delhi Time

The collaborative project on low carbon development for China and India seeks to support policy development by facilitating south-south cooperation, by sharing relevant knowledge and building capacities. The project is implemented by The Energy and Resources Institute in partnership with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and the United Nations Development Program. As a part of this initiative, a webinar on financing for low carbon development in China is being organized on 26th March 2015 (10 AM to 11 AM, New Delhi Time).

The webinar intends to share practices in China such as fiscal measures and traditional finance instruments. The activity is part of the webinar series of the collaborative project on low carbon development for China and India which seeks to support policy development by facilitating south-south cooperation, sharing relevant knowledge and building capacities.

The details of the webinar can be accessed from http://www.teriin.org/webinars/financing_low_carbon.php

You can register for the webinar through the provided link. Please also circulate this link to interested networks.

Webpage: http://www.teriin.org/webinars/financing_low_carbon.php

Register: http://www.teriin.org/webinars/financing_low_carbon.php#detail

Check time in your location: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Financing+for+low+carbon+development%3A+Experiences+from+China&iso=20150326T10&p1=176&a+carbon+h=1

Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Inventories

31 March - 4 April, 2015, Paris, France

Please note: the following is a translation from the original French text

This workshop will extend exchanges between cluster members begun speaking at webinars and the Brussels workshop organized in 2014, taking into account the needs expressed by the participants at the Brussels workshop. In Brussels, discussions focused on issues, constraints and institutional practices and methodological aspects regarding inventory emissions of greenhouse gases, "appropriate mitigation measures at national level" (NAMAs NAMAs or English) and the development and monitoring of "planned contributions determined at national level" (CPDNN INDC or English). It will be in Paris to conduct peer analyses of emissions of certain sectors of volunteers participating countries to retain areas for improvement and best practices applicable to all. This workshop is very convenient and will focus on the two sectors' energy (including transport) "and" Agriculture (incl Forest according to the priorities of the willing) "that have been identified as priorities.

The discussions will also make a waypoint between the COP-20 and COP-Lima 21 of Paris in which a side-event on the French Cluster will be held.

Please visit http://mitigationpartnership.net/consultation-volontaire-sur-les-inventaires-de-gaz-%C3%A0-effet-de-serre-%E2%80%93-analyse-par-les-pairs for further information, along with the agenda.

Questions should be directed to info@mitigationpartnership.net

World Bank eCourse: Economics of Climate-Resilient Development

1 - 22 April 2015

Learn the basics for developing economically viable climate-resilient plans. For more information and to apply for the course, please visit: https://einstitute.worldbank.org/ei/course/economics-climate-resilient-development

ICLEI World Congress 2015

8 - 12 April 2015 Seoul, Republic of Korea

From 8 – 12 April 2015, global leaders, mayors, city officials, and their partners from around the world will convene at the ICLEI World Congress 2015, in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Together, ICLEI World Congress 2015 participants will address the pressing challenges of climate change, and explore how local action can deliver sustainable solutions for the urban future.

The triennial ICLEI World Congress is the foremost assembly of local governments, and their partners, committed to sustainable urban development. Over five days of sessions and networking, the ICLEI World Congress 2015 will provide strong contributions to the global debates on the Urban Sustainable Development Goal, global climate governance, and the increasing roles of local governments in tackling global challenges. The ICLEI World Congress 2015 will strengthen the bridges between local governments and their partners in international organizations, NGOs and business, while empowering urban decision makers with effective, viable solutions for improved local sustainability.

Please visit the website for registration and further information: worldcongress2015.iclei.org

Africa Carbon Forum

13 - 15 April 2015 Marrakech, Morocco

In November 2006, the United Nations Secretary-General launched the Nairobi Framework to improve the support of the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in underrepresented regions, including Africa. Since then, Africa’s interest and involvement in the Clean Development Mechanism has grown, and with it the number of projects in Africa.

The 7th Africa Carbon Forum (ACF) offers a comprehensive program for project developers and policymakers on the latest investment, finance and development opportunities relating to climate change.

This year's Forum will feature a high-level ministerial segment hosted by the Government of Morocco, which will provide a forum for African governments to discuss their expectations and planned contributions to an international climate change agreement in Paris in December.

During the Africa Carbon Forum, the Africa LEDS Partnership will be hosting a lunch event on “ Mobilizing Investment for LEDS for Africa” to bring together African country officials and experts who are developing LEDS with representatives from the finance community and private sector to discuss approaches for securing public and private investment to support LEDS implementation. For more information on this session, please contact Edward Awafo at awafoe@hotmail.com

Please visit the website for registration and further information: http://www.africacarbonforum.com/2015/english/index.htm

NAMAcademy e-Learning Course

19 April 2015

The e-learning course aims to advance knowledge around the definition of NAMAs and provide basic concepts, approaches and methodologies for planning, formulating and implementing NAMAs to relevant NAMA practitioners. In addition, the course aims to raise awareness and prepare potential government officials acting as NAMA managers and approvers on the aspects of NAMA formulation, not only for general public guidance, but also for submission to the UNFCCC.  For more information please visit: http://conferencemanager.events/NAMAcademyelearning/namacademy-e-learning.html [LEDGP.org Page(s): [2]

3rd Global Soil Week

19 - 23 April 2015

The 3rd Global Soil Week will provide a platform for discussions on issues related to soils and land, and facilitate the emergence of new initiatives and strengthen existing ones. The Week will be composed of workshops on topics that have emerged since the 1st Global Soil Week: carbon land management; soils and water; land rehabilitation; cities; land governance; economics of land and land degradation; land degradation neutral world (LDNW); soil and biomass for non-food purposes; and soils and food security. In addition, the agenda will include dialogues organized by various stakeholders, and lunch break dialogues with presentations on activities, ideas, research and experiences relating to soils and land. The event is hosted by the Global Soil Forum at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), in partnership with several UN agencies, intergovernmental and international organizations and German government agencies.  For more information please visit: www: http://globalsoilweek.org/   [LEDGP.org Page(s): [3]

Asia Clean Energy Forum 2015

16 - 20 June 2015

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Energy Council (WEC), and the Korea Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO) will hold Asia Clean Energy Forum 2015 in Manila during June 15-19, 2015. The course will include pre-forum events like the International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference and the Quantum Leap in Wind Workshop. ACEF 2014’s presentations and workshops brought together a wide range of policymakers, project developers, investors, and technical experts from across the region to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the clean energy sector.

ADB initiated the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) in 2006, with the aim of sharing best practices in policy, technology, and finance to meet the region's climate and energy security challenges.  ACEF is an event, with a mix of pre-forum events, plenary sessions with top-level keynote speakers, panel discussions, and Deep Dive Workshops on specific topics of interest to the Asia Clean Energy Community.   For more information please visit: http://asialeds.org/events/asia-clean-energy-forum-2015 [LEDGP.org Page(s): [4]

Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2015

26 June - 8 July 2015 Bangkok, Thailand

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will convene the second session of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD 2015) for soliciting Asia-Pacific regional input to the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2015 which will be held from 26 June to 8 July 2015 under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

For more information please visit: http://www.unescap.org/events/apfsd2

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.

For more information please visit: http://asialeds.org/events/international-conference-climate-change-resilience-ccr

Past Events

For information about past events, see past partnership events.