Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme
The UNFCCC negotiations call for developed nations and international organizations to support developing countries’ efforts to address greenhouse gas emissions in alignment with national development priorities. In this context, UNDP, with funding from the European Commission (EC), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the Australian Government has developed the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme.
This collaborative programme aims to strengthen technical and institutional capacities at the country level, while at the same time facilitating inclusion and coordination of the public and private sector in national initiatives addressing climate change. It does so by utilizing the global networks and substantial experience that UNDP has established through its wide portfolio of projects and programmes around the world. The LECB Programme is part of the larger Green, Low-Emission Climate Resilient Development Strategy Team of UNDP and gains insight from and builds on global programmes and initiatives already developed by UNDP.
This global programme aims to strengthen capacities in participating countries in the following ways:
- Develop greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory management systems
- Develop nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMA)
- Design low emission development strategies (LEDS) in the context of national priorities
- Design systems for measuring, reporting, and verification of proposed NAMA and mitigation action
- Facilitate the design and adoption of mitigation action plan by select industries
Countries covered: Argentina, Bhutan, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia
Argentina, Bhutan, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Republic of, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Australian Government; European Commission; German Federal Ministry for the Environment Nature Conservation Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
January 2011 - December 2016
- PBL (2015): Enhanced Policy Scenarios for Major Emitting Countries
- OECD (2010): Low-Emission Development Strategies (LEDS): Technical, Institutional and Policy Lessons
- ESMAP (2009): Low-Carbon Growth Country Studies: Getting Started.
- UBA (2013): Climate change mitigation in emerging economies: From potentials to actions
- Climate Works/ECF (2009): Low Carbon Growth Plans. Advancing Good Practice.