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LEDS GP SNI-LEDS Webinar

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.


LEDS LAC Webinar: Climate and Disaster Risk Screening: tools for enabling resilient development

23 June 2015 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Agenda

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

Introduction to the World Bank’s Climate Screening Tools. Ana Elisa Bucher. Climate Change Specialist, The World Bank.

Nicaragua: Climate Risk Screening in National Projects. Ricardo Sanchez. Planning Specialist, Office of Public Investments, Ministry of Finance, Nicaragua.

About the webinar Considering in advance the impact of climate change and natural disasters on development plans and projects can increase the long-term success of such initiatives and promote resilient development, while realizing multiple co-benefits. The Climate and Disaster Risk Screening Tools, developed by the World Bank, is a compilation of tools available for both the national level (sectoral strategy and policy) as well as the project level, to help practitioners understand potential risks and priority actions for public programs and investments.

This webinar will present in detail the Climate and Disaster Risk Screening Tools and their functions. The webinar will also present the first experiences using the tool in the Ministry of Finance of Nicaragua, as well as various sector perspectives regarding the need to identify risks in climate sensitive projects in the pursuit of climate-resilient growth.

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

For more information abour the speakers and the tool visit: http://ledslac.org/climate-screening-eng



LEDS GP Transport Webinar: How the Built Environment Influences Who Rides on Bus Rapid Transit

14 May 4:30 AM GMT / 15 May 2:00 PM GMT

English Presentation Date: Thursday, May 14 Time: 4:30 AM GMT

To view a recording of the webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2761775663394491137


Spanish Presentation Date: Friday, May 15 Time: 2:00 PM GMT

To view a recording of the webinar: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3imhsfgrkhrei6w/Vergel_Tovar_E_LEDS_Webinar_Spanish_Recording_Eriks_part.wmv?dl=0

The LEDS Global Partnership and The Transport Sector Working Group are hosting a webinar on How the Built Environment Influences Who Rides on Bus Rapid Transit presented by Erik Vergel-Tovar.

The BRT boom over the past 15 years has been a significant step toward achieving sustainable urban transport, particularly in rapidly growing cities. There’s been recent interest in assessing how the built environment—which includes factors like pedestrian infrastructure and density—affects ridership in different types of BRT corridors. However, little is known about the relationship between the built environment and BRT ridership, since existing studies have generally examined the impact of the built environment on transit ridership within metro and light rail systems. This leaves a serious gap in our understanding, as it’s often assumed that population density alone determines BRT ridership.

New research looks to fill this gap by exploring how the built environment influences BRT ridership at the station level. This webinar shows the results of the research project “Examining the relationship between BRT ridership and the built environment in Latin America” presented at Transforming Transportation 2015. This research suggests that a rich array of built environment factors affect BRT travel behavior. The study tested for associations between BRT ridership and built environment data around 120 BRT stations in seven Latin American cities, and concluded that the built environment plays a significant role explaining BRT ridership. Mixed land use and active transport infrastructure play an important but often overlooked role as well.

El boom de los sistemas integrados de transporte masivo de buses rápidos tipo BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) durante los últimos 15 años ha sido un paso significativo para alcanzar un transporte urbano sostenible, particularmente en ciudades de rápido crecimiento. Recientemente se ha generado un interés en evaluar como el espacio construido –el cual incluye factores como infraestructura para peatones y la densidad – afecta el número de pasajeros en diferentes tipos de corredores de sistemas tipo BRT. Sin embargo, poco se sabe acerca de la relación entre el espacio construido y el número de pasajeros en sistemas tipo BRT, considerando que los estudios existentes han examinado generalmente los impactos del espacio construido en el número de pasajeros en sistemas férreos como los trenes ligeros, tranvías y metros. Lo anterior plantea un vacío en cuanto al conocimiento de dicha relación, dado que usualmente se asume que únicamente la densidad poblacional determina el número de pasajeros en sistemas tipo BRT.

Recientes investigaciones buscan llenar dicho vacío al explorar cómo el espacio construido influye en el número de pasajeros que abordan sistemas tipo BRT a través del análisis de esta relación al nivel de estación. Este webinar presenta los resultados del proyecto de investigación “Examinando la relación entre el número de pasajeros en sistemas tipo BRT y el espacio construido en América Latina” presentado en Transforming Transportation 2015. Esta investigación sugiere que una serie de factores del espacio construido afectan el comportamiento de viajes en los sistemas tipo BRT. El estudio evaluó asociaciones entre el número de pasajeros en sistemas tipo BRT y datos del espacio construido alrededor de 120 estaciones en siete ciudades de América Latina. El estudio concluye que el espacio construido juega un papel significativo explicando el número de pasajeros en sistemas tipo BRT al nivel de estación. Aunque usualmente no son considerados, la mezcla de usos del suelo e infraestructura de transporte no motorizado también juegan un papel importante en esta relación.

LEDS LAC Webinars: Estimating the GHG Impacts of Policies and Actions

13 May 2015 9:00 - 10:30 (GMT-6)

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Agenda

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

Introduction to the GHG Protocol Policy and Action Standard. David Rich. Senior Associate, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Case study: Air quality management plan of the metropolitan area of Valle de Aburrá in Colombia. Magdalena Fandiño. Air Quality and Emissions Specialist, Clean Air Institute.

About the webinar

This webinar will provide a brief overview of the GHG Protocol Policy and Action Standard, which can be used to estimate the greenhouse gas impacts of policies and actions. Over 270 participants from 40 countries were involved in developing the standard alongside the GHG Protocol Mitigation Goal Standard. As part of the process, pilot tests were conducted on 27 policies and actions in 20 countries and cities to make sure the standard works in practice.

The standard may be used at multiple points in time: before policy implementation (to estimate the expected future effects of a planned policy or action); during policy implementation (to estimate achieved effects to date and the ongoing performance of key performance indicators); and after policy implementation (to estimate what effects a policy or action has had on GHG emissions).

Following a presentation on the standard, the case of the air quality management plan of the metropolitan area of Valle de Aburrá in Colombia will be presented as an example from piloting the standard in Latin America.

The webinar will be held in English If you have questions, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform Secretariat: info@ledslac.org.


AFRICA LEDS Partnership & LEDS LAC Webinar

Building Evidence for INDC: The MAPS Experience in Latin America

7 May 2015 12:30 - 14:00 GMT Check the time difference according to your location: http://bit.ly/1JZXzTJ

To Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4665447005215401217

Recording of Event can be accessed at http://ledslac.org/building-evidence-for-indc-the-412

Agenda

Welcome. Edward Awafo. Coordinator of the Africa LEDS Partnership Secretariat.

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

The MAPS Approach. Michelle du Toit. Coordinator of MAPS Programme, SouthSouthNorth.

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

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, supported by a team of experts in South Africa who implemented this approach for the first time in 2005 (known as Long Term Mitigation Scenarios). A broad range of stakeholders are being involved in developing evidence for mitigation action plans and scenarios.

This webinar is a collaboration among the LEDS LAC Platform, the Africa LEDS Partnership and the MAPS Programme. The event will feature a presentation of the MAPS approach and its results in Chile, as well as the way Chile and other Latin American countries 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 English. If you have questions about this event, please contact the Africa LEDS Partnership at awafoe@hotmail.com.


LEDS LAC Webinars: Financing Low-Emission Housing in Mexico

30 April 2015 9:00 - 10:30 (GMT-6)

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Agenda

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

The housing NAMA in Mexico. Rocío Montaña and Arturo Palacios. Program Advisors, Federal Mortgage Society.

The Federal Mortgage Society and the EcoCasa Program. Ernesto Infante Barbosa. Deputy Director for Mortgage Market Infrastructure, Federal Mortgage Society.

Questions and answers


About the webinar The Federal Mortgage Society (SHF, for its acronym in Spanish), the National Housing Commission (CONAVI) and the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) lead the development of a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (MAMA) on Sustainable Housing in Mexico. This initiative seeks to mitigate emissions through the use of eco-technologies, improvements in architectural design and the use of efficient building materials.

Within this context, SHF is executing the EcoCasa Program, with support from the German Development Bank (KfW) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). This program channels concessional resources to housing developers to compensate for the difference in the cost of energy efficiency measures and eco-technologies required to achieve a 20% reduction in CO2 compared to a baseline house. At the same time, SHF is developing the Financial Component for the new housing NAMA, to complement the EcoCasa Program.

This webinar will feature a presentation of the Sustainable Housing NAMA as the policy framework for the development of low-carbon housing, and the EcoCasa Program as a financial arrangement to supports its implementation.

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



LEDS LAC Webinar: Closed Loop Cycle Production and Low Emission Development

17 April, 2015 9:00-10:30 (GMT -6)

The Closed Looped Cycle Production (CLCP) in the Americas program, led by the Organization of American States (OAS), promotes an innovative low emission development strategy that aims promote production methods towards sustainable manufacturing, through systems capable of providing high quality and environmentally friendly products to consumers.

CLCP seeks to rationalize the use of materials and resources, and involves a fundamental focus on the design of products and services inspired by the Cradle-to-Cradle® design principles, and draws from the decades of experience, capacity, and instruments developed under the framework of sustainable production and consumption, including life cycle analysis, sustainable materials management, cleaner production, eco-efficient resource management, among other methods that help companies to become more productive, competitive, and sustainable.

The objective of this webinar is to discuss of the application the Cradle-to-Cradle® design philosophy to improve urban mobility, based on the principles of closed loop cycle, zero waste projects and sustainable design (Hannover principles), as strategies to facilitate the transition to a low emission climate resilient circular economy. The speakers will present the PCC conceptual framework and a practical example of application of the C2C concept to urban mobility.

To register for the webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7374839368617246977


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


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.



LEDS LAC Webinar: Building Knowledge in Effectively using International Climate Finance

22 January 2015 9:00-11:00 (GMT-6)

After the negotiations in Lima, national capacities in the provision of resources to climate actions are evermore critical. The objective of this webinar is to discuss fundamental concepts and innovative instruments in climate finance, and review updates in the international climate finance architecture, including The Green Climate Fund.This webinar coincides with the launch of an online course introducing the essential elements and innovative approaches in preparing for effectively using international climate finance, developed by The World Bank. Participants will receive details on registering for the free online course facilitated by The World Bank, from February 2 to 23, 2015.

[LEDGP.org Page(s): [1]


LEDS GP Energy Working Group Webinar: Energy Low-Emission Development Strategies: A Regional Overview of Africa and Experiences from Cape Verde and Kenya

January 22, 2014 9:00 EST

The Africa LEDS Partnership (AfLP) and the Energy Working Group (EWG) of the Low-Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS-GP) are co-hosting a webinar on sustainable energy progress in Africa. The webinar offers both an overview of recent developments in clean energy policies, programs, and targets across the region and in-depth case studies on Kenya’s and Cape Verde’s experiences in creating innovative, climate-compatible energy development approaches. Presenters will outline the targets, policy objectives and implementation programs of these two leading African countries, providing insights into challenges encountered and how they were overcome.

View Video Presentation Here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2548698004016107010

View and download the slides: Africa Webinar Final Presentation Final.pdf

COP 20 – LEDS GP Side Event

8 December 2014 12:00 PM – 02:00 PM Energy Pavilion at Voces por el Clima
(shuttles will be available from the COP facilities to the Voces por el Clima)

A number of countries and institutions are advancing climate resilient low emission development, including clean energy policies, agriculture, forestry, and other land use (AFOLU) related initiatives and other measures around the world. The LEDS Global Partnership (LEDS GP) harnesses the collective knowledge and resources of more than 140 countries, international donors and technical organizations to strengthen and support these efforts.

The LEDS in Action side event will focus on areas of emerging LEDS leadership in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, highlighting impactful activities of the LEDS GP regional platforms to advance LEDS, including clean energy measures, through peer learning and technical support. The event will also highlight resources and services available from the global working groups of the LEDS GP on finance, benefits assessment, sub-national programs, and energy, AFOLU, and transport measures. It will emphasize discussions with the audience to support learning from a diverse group of LEDS stakeholders and to identify key opportunities to enhance these regional and global programs going forward.


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.

LEDS LAC Webinar "Green Fiscal instruments for low-emissions development: the experience of Chile."

11 November 2014 9:00-10:30 AM (GMT-6)

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AGENDA

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

Green fiscal instruments. Luis Miguel Galindo, Head of the Economics of Climate Change Unit at ECLAC

Tax on emissions: the experience of Chile. Jorge Valverde. Adviser to the Undersecretary of Finance, Chile.

About the webinar

Fiscal instruments are especially important in a transition to low-emissions and climate-resilient development. Governments have a variety of fiscal instruments - including taxes on polluting activities - to promote a more inclusive green growth as economic signals are sent to reorient investment towards cleaner technologies.

The goal of this webinar is to examine in more detail the benefits of green fiscal instruments and the experience of Chile in the creation of a new tax on carbon emissions. This tax applies to companies operating thermal plants with installed capacity equal or larger than 50 megawatts (MW). The government hopes this will lead to a further reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and additional revenues of US$160 million a year.

The webinar will be in Spanish.

If you have questions regarding this webinar, please contact the LEDS LAC Platform: [info@ledslac.org].


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

Webinar: Energy Low Emission Development Strategies: A Regional Overview of Latin America and the Caribbean and Experiences from Nicaragua

26 November 2014 9:00 AM EST

The Regional Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean (LEDS LAC) and the Energy Working Group (EWG) of the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS-GP) are co-hosting a webinar on sustainable energy progress in Latin America and the Caribbean. The webinar offers both an overview of recent developments in clean energy policies, programs, and targets across the region and an in-depth case study on Nicaragua's experience in facilitating private and public investments in climate-compatible energy development. The presentation details the mechanisms that Nicaragua's investment promotion agency (ProNicaragua) has employed to attract private investment in order to meet the government's national energy targets and policy objectives. If you would like to attend the webinar, you may register [3] LEDGP.org Page(s): http://ledsgp.org/sector/energy#news-events


LEDS GP Annual Workshop: Advancing Leadership And Collaboration To Catalyze Action

August 27-29, 2014 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia The LEDS Global Partnership convened its third annual global workshop to bring together leading officials and practitioners from countries and international institutions to share lessons and strengthen cooperation on climate-resilient low emission development around the world. The 2014 LEDS GP Workshop was interactive and facilitated peer learning and knowledge exchange in these focus areas: LEDS leadership, impact, implementation, and strengthening communities of practice.

For more information and outcomes of the event please visit: http://ledsgp.org/AnnualEvent2014


Webinar: Recordings for Strategies to Facilitate the Transition to a Climate Resilient Circular Economy

25 June 2014

Under the Closed Looped Cycle Production (CLCP) in the Americas program managed by the Department of Sustainable Development of the Organization of American States and partners, an innovative low emission development strategy is being promoted that aims to contribute to sustainable development through introduction and application of sustainable production methods to leap frog toward closed-looped cycle sustainable manufacturing industries and systems that will be able to deliver high-quality environmental-friendly products to customers. This sustainable production development on its turn aims to incentivize nations to achieve closed looped cycle consumption patterns and transition toward circular economies that are inherently more resilient to natural and anthropogenic climate shocks.

View Recorded Video Presentation Here: [4]


Webinar: Subnational-National Linkages LEDS

9 April 2014

Delivered by the LEDS GP Subnational Integration of LEDS Working Group in collaboration with the LEDS LAC Platform and the World Bank. The recording of this webinar is posted here.

Webinar: Overview of World Resources Institute's Greenhouse Gas Protocol Mitigation Accounting Standards

The Policy and Action Standard explains how to estimate the greenhouse gas effects of policies and actions (including NAMAs). The standard applies to all policy types (e.g., regulations and standards, taxes and subsidies, emissions trading programs, information instruments, financing and investment, etc.) and all sectors (AFOLU, buildings, energy supply, industry, transport, and waste). The Mitigation Goals Standard explains how to track progress toward national and sub-national GHG reduction goals. The standard applies to all goal types, including goals relative to a historical base year, goals relative to emissions intensity, goals relative to a projected baseline scenario, and fixed level goals (e.g., carbon neutrality).

View Recorded Video Presentation Here: GHG Recorded Webinar Presentation

LEDS Africa LEDS Partnership and Green Growth Workshops

Kinshasa, DRC 1-3 April 2014

The Africa LEDS Partnership held its convening workshop in Kinshasa, DRC on April 1, 2014, followed by a Green Growth Knowledge Platform back-to-back event on April 2-3, 2014. The event brought together development leaders from several countries in the region to review progress, set priorities and plan future activities of the Africa LEDS Partnership.

For outcomes of this event and access to presentations, please visit Africa LEDS Partnership Workshop 2014

Finance for Green Growth and LEDS

The Asia LEDS Partnership (ALP) organized the Southeast Asia Climate Finance Workshop during March 12-14, 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The event was hosted by the Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), with support from ALP members including CDKN, SWITCH-Asia Network Facility, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), USAID, and the World Bank.

Workshop on Accessing Finance for Green Growth and LEDS

(Hanoi, Vietnam 12-14 March 2014): The Asia LEDS Partnership (ALP) is organizing the Southeast Asia Climate Finance Workshop during March 12-14, 2014 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The event will be hosted by the Vietnam Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), with support from ALP members including CDKN, SWITCH-Asia Network Facility, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), USAID, and the World Bank. This event will target government officials from planning and finance ministries from Southeast Asian countries and from sub-national planning authorities, as well as representatives from the financial sector (e.g., state and private banks) and entrepreneurs. The proposed theme, “Accessing Finance for Green Growth and LEDS,” reflects ALP members’ interest in addressing common challenges and improving capacity to access finance to accelerate efforts to scale up LEDS implementation.

Regional Workshop on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions in Asia and the Pacific

(Bangkok, Thailand 18-19 March 2014): The workshop will be conducted for two full days, with the first day dedicated to general discussions about NAMA developments in the Asia-Pacific region with a view on programmes and initiatives involving waste, while the second day will be more focused on aspects related to the design and implementation of NAMAs in the waste sector. A background policy paper will be prepared by ESCAP and distributed to participants ten days prior to the workshop, which will set the stage for the discussions and the experience sharing among the participants.

LEDS LAC Regional Platform Workshop

(4-6 December 2013 Lima, Peru): The second annual Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) LEDS Regional Workshop will occur in Lima, Peru in conjunction with Interclima during 4-6 of December, 2013. For more events, please also visit http://www.iisd.org/calendar/

Asia LEDS Forum: Putting LEDS into Practice

(Manila, Philippines 1-4 October 2013): More than 220 government officials, practitioners, and experts from 23 Asia and Pacific countries gathered at the second annual Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Forum to discuss and share best practices, tools, and ideas for achieving sustainable, climate-smart development in the largest and fastest growing region of the world.

Asia LEDS Partnership Workshop on Financing Green Growth

(Manila, Philippines - 2-4 April 2013): This workshop brought together government officials from 12 developing Asian countries with commercial bankers, fund managers, green project developers and others from the public and private sectors to learn about mechanisms for financing low-carbon, climate-resilient growth in Asia.

Learning and Leading on LEDS Workshop

(Pattaya, Thailand - 27 February, 2013-1 March 2013): The second annual LEDS GP workshop brought together leading practitioners from countries and international institutions to share lessons and strengthen cooperation on low emission development around the world.

Advancing Collaborative Action for Low Emissions Development

COP 18 Side Event - (Doha, Qatar - 30 November 2012)

Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Platform Workshop

(Alajuela, Costa Rica - 12-14 November 2012)

African Climate and Development Society (ACDS) Regional Platform Workshop

(Addis Ababa, Ethipoia - 19-20 October 2012): This workshop was part of the Second Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa.

Asia LEDS Forum 2012: Catalyzing an Era of Green Growth

(Bangkok, Thailand - 19-21 September 2012): This events was the first meeting of the Asia LEDS Partnership (ALP).

Enhancing Global Collaboration on Low Emissions Development

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 19 June 20120): This event was intended to share information on current LEDS GP activities and explore opportunities for collaboration with other related activities.

Catalyzing Cooperative Action for Low Emissions Development Side Event in Bonn

(Bonn, Germany - 23 May 2012): The partnership—with the International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV—convened this meeting to share information and learning related to current LEDS activities, to discuss and receive feedback on these activities, and to explore opportunities for linking with related initiatives.

LEDS GP Collaboration in Action Workshop

(London, UK - 21-22 March 2012): The workshop brought together carefully selected low emission development leaders from around the world to share experiences and explore opportunities to enhance coordination on LEDS globally. The workshop was co-organized by the US Government, the Climate Development and Knowledge Network (CDKN), the World Bank, the UK Government and the Children's Investment Fund Foundation.

Low Emission Development Strategy Initiatives: Building a Global Dialogue

(Washington, DC - February 2-3, 2011): The U.S. Government, the European Commission, the German Ministry of Environment, the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation and the World Resources Institute hosted a two-day workshop titled “Low Emission Development Strategy Initiatives: Building a Global Dialogue” that took place in Washington, DC on February 2nd and 3rd, 2011. The purpose of this workshop was to facilitate a collaborative dialogue among governments, foundations and NGO’s that are focused on the development of low emission development planning programs in developing countries. This workshop provided detailed information and initial lessons learned regarding the various programs underway, as well as information on initiatives related to information sharing and knowledge building on LEDS and LEDS-related activities. The goal of the workshop was to exchange information and develop strategies for future collaboration on low emissions development planning.