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Upcoming LEDS Events

World Resource Forum 2014

Arequipa, Peru, 19-22 October 2014

For more information: http://www.worldresourcesforum.org/wrf-2014-arequipa-peru-19-22-october-2014

LEDS GP Energy Working Group Webinar: Energy LEDS in Asia and Experiences from Thailand

October 29th 12:00 ICT (Thailand)

The Asia Regional Platform and the Energy Working Group (EWG) join to host a webinar on the development of low-emission energy programs in Asia. Joined by S.S. Krishnan from the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy in India and Beni Suryadi from the ASEAN Centre for Energy, the webinar will offer a broad overview of the recent trends in clean energy development across Asia, examining the progress of clean energy policies, programs, and targets. Dr. Bundit Limmeechokchai from Thammasat University will also present an in-depth case study on Thailand’s progress, highlighting the policies and mechanisms recently employed to increase the country’s energy independence and reduce its carbon emissions. This segment will examine how Thailand’s clean energy strategies fit in the context of the country’s national energy and climate targets, and also offer insight on the major lessons learned from Thailand’s programs, including how barriers and challenges were overcome throughout the process.

Reserve your seat here: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/278427838

PAGE Academy on Green Economy

October 6-17 Turin, Italy

Register for this event before August 18, 2014 at http://intranetp.itcilo.org/STF/A907080/en.

Online Learning Event: NAMAs in Agriculture

21 & 29 October 2014

FAO welcomes everyone interested in NAMAs and agriculture to join an online learning event in late October 2014.

Prior to the webinar, kindly go through the connection test and update the necessary programs on the computer you’ll be using during the webinar: https://na1cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

2 webinars and online discussions The learning event consists of 2 webinars of 1.5 hours combined with online discussions. The participants will have the opportunity to ask questions from experts working with countries and within international agencies.

- Webinar 1: NAMA in Agriculture Sectors – Getting ready – Tuesday 21 October (Time zone: UTC +2 - CEST)

- Webinar 2: NAMA Finance and country cases in Agriculture and Forestry Sectors – Wednesday 29 October (Time zone: UTC +1 – CET)

The event is organized by the FAO’s MICCA Programme team in collaboration with colleagues and partners. Enrolled participants will receive invitations to the webinars and more details prior to the event.

Reserve your seat now:http://bit.ly/join_nama_ag

For more information please contact Heather Jacobs at Heather.Jacobs@fao.org.

SNIWG/NCE Webinar "Scaling up Action for More Productive and Low Carbon Cities"

6 November 2014 9:00 AM GMT

The Working Group on Subnational Integration (SNIWG) and the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate's New Climate Economy (NCE) will host a webinar to discuss NCE’s groundbreaking Better Growth, Better Climate: The New Climate Economy Report.

The choice in the design and performance of the new urban world will define the success or failure of the global path to low emission climate-resilient development. The report shows that building more productive cities through transformative shifts towards more compact, connected, and coordinated development can result in cities that are more resilient, cleaner, quieter, safer, and most importantly, lower carbon urban areas. This approach could reduce urban infrastructure capital requirements by more than $3 trillion USD over the next 15 years. And the good news is that we also know how. The key is to now scale up this action. This webinar session will feature the following distinguished panelists:

•Nicholas Harrison, Ecofys/SNIWG

•Nick Godfrey, New Climate Economy

•Scott A. Muller, SNIWG.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

About LEDS GP, the Asia LEDS Partnership, and the EWG The LEDS GP was founded in 2011 to enhance coordination, information exchange, and cooperation among countries and international programs working to advance low emission climate-resilient growth. The LEDS GP currently brings together LEDS leaders and practitioners from more than 120 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. About the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate is a major international initiative to analyze and communicate the economic benefits and costs of acting on climate change. Chaired by former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón, the Commission comprises former heads of government and finance ministers and leaders in the fields of economics and business. NCE is the Commission’s flagship project. It provides independent and authoritative evidence on the relationship between actions which can strengthen economic performance and those which reduce the risk of dangerous climate change. Its report Better Growth, Better Climate launched in September 2014.

If you have questions or comments about this newsletter, please contact Caroline.Uriarte@nrel.gov.

Asia LEDS Forum 2014

11 - 13 November 2014 Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The third Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Forum will take place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia during November 5-7, 2014. This year’s theme is Development through Green Growth and sessions will focus on:

  • Sharing and discussing case studies that illustrate the linkages between LEDS and development objectives, with a focus on the benefits of green growth
  • Acquiring skills from hands-on training on tools and frameworks
  • Improving sharing and coordination with peers and relevant organizations in Asia
  • Learning about innovative and new LEDS practices and approaches

For more information please visit: http://asialeds.org/events/asia-leds-forum-2014

15th Meeting of the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRVl

November 2014

COP20 Lima, Peru

1-12 December 2014

Past Events

For information about past events, see past partnership events.