Upcoming LEDS Events
30 July 2013 WEBINAR 09:00 EDT, 15:00 CET
The Future of Industrial Energy Efficiency Finance in China
Webinar Summary The Clean Energy Solutions Center, in partnership with the Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP), is offering a webinar on the Chinese government's plan for facilitating financing for industrial energy efficiency and how the Chinese financial system is evolving to meet those requirements.
The webinar explores the issues and looks at possible solutions for the future of industrial energy finance in China. It also includes a snapshot of the industrial energy efficiency financing landscape at the beginning of the 12th Five Year Plan, The presenters will also address:
How have financial products and approaches evolved since the beginning of the 12th Five Year Plan? Are existing financing options likely to be adequate to the financing needs of the 12th Five Year Plan? What role does the Chinese government envision for energy service companies (ESCOs)? How are banks responding to green regulation and market conditions? How are banks working with ESCOs and are the latter up to the task? What is the role of leasing companies and other non-bank financial institutions?
Learn more and register at https://cleanenergysolutions.org/training/industrial-energy-efficiency-finance-china
12-16 August 2013 Cape Town, South Africa
MAPS FACILITATORS TRAINING COURSE AFRICA
To capacitate mid-career professionals in the facilitation of national and/or sub-national processes which:
- combine research, modelling, stakeholder and expert input to build an evidence-base for greenhouse gas mitigation and climate resilient development, and
- build scenarios over the short, medium and long-term, that include an assessment of mitigation actions, climate impacts on the social, economic and environmental dimensions within the given context.
For more information, please visit: http://www.mapsprogramme.org/wp-content/uploads/Faciliators-Course-2013-Africa.pdf
13-15 August 2013 Singapore
UNFCCC NAMA Asia Regional Workshop
UNFCCC NAMA Regional workshop on promoting international collaboration to facilitate preparation, submission and implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation actions.
28-30 August 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
7th Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF)
The 7th Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) will take place August 28–30, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The conference, the foremost event for knowledge sharing and networking on current and future carbon trends, is expected to attract a wide range of government officials, business experts, major international investors and local financial institutions to share experiences on low emissions development, innovative climate finance instruments and domestic initiatives.
While the focus is on the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, the agenda will also take stock of global climate policy and market developments such as the mapping of carbon pricing initiatives at regional and domestic levels to put a price on carbon to stimulate climate-smart investments, as well as carbon taxation and what is needed to make the market more attractive for the private sector.
The Forum is hosted by the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro and is convened once again by a partnership amongst the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and its Risø Centre, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the World Bank.
For details on the event and for free registration, visit the website http://www.latincarbon.com/2013/english/objective.htm.
17-19 September 2013 New York City
ARC3-2 Initiating Workshop
ARC3-2 will focus on new topics crucial to urban decision makers as they address both adapting to their changing climate and mitigating their impact on future climate change. These topics include urban planning and design, urban health and climate change, equity and environmental justice, multi-scale research and decisions, housing and informal settlements, urban demographics, sustainable production and consumption, attitudes and behavior, urban agriculture and foodsheds, urban ecology and bio.
For more information please visit http://uccrn.org/2013/07/19/arc3-2-initiating-workshop-in-new-york-city-september-17-19/
1-3 October 2013 Manila, Philippines
Asia LEDS Forum: Putting LEDS into Practice
The second annual Asia Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Forum is organized by the Asia LEDS Partnership and hosted by the Philippines Climate Change Commission. This year's Forum will provide unique opportunities for learning, sharing, and networking under the theme From Planning to Implementation: Putting LEDS into Practice. Interactive sessions will focus on:
- Sharing of good practices in low-emission development from around the region
- Building regional peer networks in key sectors such as energy, transport, agriculture, and forestry
- Skills training in specific areas such as facilitating national LEDS processes and effective communication on low-emission development
This second annual Asia LEDS Forum follows the successful inaugural forum held in Bangkok, Thailand in September, 2012. The Asia LEDS Forum 2012: Catalyzing an Era of Green Growth was attended by over 150 participants from 17 Asian countries and served to launch the Asia LEDS Partnership as a new regional network to foster information exchange, coordination, and collaboration in Asia among programs and countries working on low-emission development and green growth.
17-18 October 2013 Montevideo, Uruguay
Regional Exchange and Practitioners Workshop: Towards an Inclusive Green Economy in Latin America and the Caribbean
The main objective of the workshop is to provide a platform for participants to present and discuss core challenges and potential solutions for promoting sustainable development, in particular poverty eradication, and assessing a transition towards an Inclusive Green Economy – including cost-benefit considerations of these policies. The event aims at facilitating an exchange on best practices for policy approaches in Latin America and the Caribbean; selected examples from outside the region will also be presented and discussed to allow for a balanced debate of inclusive green economy policies. Furthermore, the conference seeks to serve as a platform for the interchange of ideas and perspectives and the compilation of inspiring practice examples on the path to inclusive green economies.
The event will be organized jointly by the Uruguayan government1 and the BMU/UNEP/GIZ2 Green Economy project in cooperation with partners such as ECLAC (Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean), IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) and ILO (International Labour Organization).
For information about past events, see past partnership events.