Asia Multilevel Climate Governance Community of Practice
The relationship between the different levels of authority in a country is critical to shaping the global capacity to govern climate change. In order for climate actions to result in tangible development benefits, countries need to innovate and reconfigure their governance systems to forge new institutional arrangements and foster an inclusive and integrated approach to low carbon development. This was one of the key conclusions from the May 2017 Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Global Conference held in Berlin: Integrated governance is the foundation for building a common architecture for NDC implementation, transparency and climate finance.
To date, integrated governance is an unaddressed priority in the Paris Agreement. It cannot meet its goals unless national governments work hand-in-hand with all tiers of government, civil society and the multiple private sector partners. To support swelling interest and scale-up ongoing efforts, the Multilevel Climate Governance Community of Practice (MLCG CoP) is being launched to connect stakeholders from national and subnational governments, research institutes, private sector, and civil society on a regular basis and provide sustained technical support to members.
To find out more about this Community of Practice, please read the concept note.
The Asia MLCG CoP is an initiative of the LEDS Global Partnership, supported by the United States Department of State and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, India (SDC).
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