Upcoming LEDS Events
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.
Technical content of this two-day event will support learning and exchange on key challenges facing policymakers and implementers, and improve understanding of how to use climate finance to leverage resources to further national low carbon and green growth strategies and their implementation.
Day 1 begins with opening remarks and presentations to offer a foundation for discussions. The remainder of the day will be structured to answer fundamental questions related to finance for green growth that have been raised by ALP members, such as how to assess finance needs and identify available sources of finance. The day will end with detailed presentations on four funds, by fund representatives. Day 2 begins with interactive table discussions between country participants, experts, and fund representatives. Then, sessions will focus on building capacity and preparing participants for accessing finance for low carbon green growth by taking a look at the design of existing national climate and green growth related funds and options for leveraging private sector financing. The afternoon sessions will include hands-on exercises on climate finance monitoring and evaluation, and end with identification of follow up actions. Day 3 will include two side events (details will be available soon). This event offers a venue to expand and strengthen the network of green growth and LEDS practitioners in Asia, and an opportunity for participants to collaborate and strengthen climate finance readiness and capacity to achieve sustainable, low-emission development in the sub-region.
The agenda and additional details will be available shortly. If you are interested in participating in the event, or contributing, please email the Asia LEDS Partnership Secretariat at: Secretariat@asialeds.org.
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.
The purpose of this workshop is to
- review the current status of development of NAMAs in the region, in particular on the waste sector
- Identify trends, challenges and relevant issues related to the programmes
- Share experience and discuss about policy, institutional, financial and technical associated with the development of these programmes.
For more information, please visit http://asialeds.org/events/regional-workshop-nationally-appropriate-mitigation-actions-asia-and-pacific
LEDS African Climate and Development Society (ADC-Soc) Green Growth Workshops
Kinshasa, DRC 1-3 April 2014
The African Climate and Development Society is pleased to announce its second regional workshop to be held in the Democratic Republic of Congo on 4-6 Feb, 2014. The workshop will be hosted in collaboration with the Green Growth Knowledge Platform.
The first day will focus on framing of climate resilient low emissions development and the structure, scope, and objectives for the African Climate and Development Society (ACD-Soc).
Day 2 will open the discussion on key issues, focus on exploring the concept of Green Growth in an African context and showcase the relevance of Green Growth to Africa. In the afternoon participants will focus on the specific challenges faced by African countries.
During Day 3, parallel sessions will be held to discuss a wide range of topics including linkages between adaptation and mitigation, linkages of national and subnational governance, climate resilient development tools, among others.
SAVE THE DATE: LEDS GP Annual Workshop:Advancing Leadership And Collaboration To Catalyze Action
Kenya 24-27 June 2014
The LEDS GP is convening its third annual global workshop from June 24 to June 27, 2014 in Kenya. The event will 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 will be focused around four themes that have emerged as key areas of emphasis through LEDS GP activities and discussions over the last year: Leadership, Implementation, Impact, and Strengthening Communities of Practice. Please also find attached a Save the Date for this event. For more information, please visit: LEDS GP Annual Workshop 2014
For more information, please contact Caroline.Uriarte@nrel.gov
For information about past events, see past partnership events.