Low Emissions Capacity Building Project

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Introduction

The Low Emission Capacity Building Programme (LECBP) is a global initiative to support national climate change mitigation efforts, low emission development strategies and enhanced measuring, reporting and verification systems.

The LECBP was launched in January 2011 as part of a joint collaboration between the European Union (European Commission and Member States) and the United Nations Development Programme.

Since its inception the LECB Programme has grown both in scope and breadth, proudly including 25 participating countries and enhanced technical support through generous contributions from the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, the Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and AusAID.

Programme Structure

The programme is designed to provide coordinated, expert, capacity-building support to assist participating countries in selecting the most relevant project activities to focus on.

Using a menu approach, each participating country will determine, develop and execute its own project with a clear focus on one of the two areas below.

From the inception phase of each project, and for the life of the project, countries will receive guidance and support from UNDP..

Guidance and technical backstopping for all national-level projects will be coordinated, delivered and supported through an over-arching component of the programme: the Global Support Component (GSC).

Through the GSC participating countries will be supported in a variety of ways, including:

  • Making appropriate tools and training available to support NAMA , LEDS , and MRV in the context of national priorities. Providing targeted technical support to national teams for the implementation of project activities

  • Providing support for the identification of innovative policy and financing options for low-emission development in order to facilitate partnerships between the public sector and private or public industry.

  • Disseminating knowledge and lessons learned to raise awareness, engage stakeholders, and inform decision makers.

  • Funded by the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). Executed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and implemented by the appropriate national institutions in participating countries.

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