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Subnational Integration: Session summary from the Asia LEDS Forum 2017


This report provides a summary of the Subnational Integration Working Group’s session on multilevel governance at the Asia LEDS Forum 2017.

The Asia LEDS Forum 2017 took place in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from the 5-6 December 2017, with a focus on catalyzing support for NDC implementation in Asia. Participants shared experiences, knowledge, and best-practice resources related to their NDCs in two days of interactive sessions. You can read the wrap up blog from the Asia LEDS Forum 2017 here.

This summary report focuses on a session organized by the LEDS GP Subnational Integration Working Group: ‘Multilevel governance and the NDCs in Asia: Accelerating subnational integration and raising national ambitions.’ The objective of the session was to share experiences in using integrated governance methods to accelerate climate action between cities, regions, and national governments in Asia.

The report contains summaries of the following keynote speeches:

  • Governance gaps and transformative urban climate actions – Dr. Phong Tran, Institute for Social and Environmental Transition (ISET), Vietnam
  • How greenhouse gas monitoring, reporting and verification in Ho Chi Minh City improves coordination, collaboration and informs decision making – Ha Minh Chau, Ho Chi Minh City Climate Change Bureau Office, Department of Natural Resources and Environment
  • Challenges for financing subnational climate action. Urban and governance experiences from a multilateral development bank – Michael Rattinger, Asian Development Bank
  • Promise of Seoul – Jiwon Lee, ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

The keynote speeches were followed by a lively participant discussion, which reflected on themes identified in the previous speeches and delved into the challenges and opportunities of multilevel governance for subnational action in Asia.

Read the report here: Multilevel governance and the NDCs in Asia: Accelerating subnational integration and raising national ambitions

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