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‘Communities of Practice’ for sectors and financing of LEDS

The Low Emission Development Global Partnership (LEDS GP) creates opportunities for professionals to exchange experience on practical aspects of low emission development. Members of our network say they value these platforms for skills exchange and learning – whether it is in person, or increasingly through ‘virtual’ meetings and conversations, and through technical collaborations. Read more
Communities of Practice

Africa Mini-Grids Community of Practice

Energy, Finance

Launched in 2017, the Community of Practice engages over 10 countries in Africa on minigrids, looking at technical, regulatory and financial barriers and solutions. In 2017, discussions and training focused on quality assurance frameworks and tariff setting. In 2018, the Community of Practice will focus on facilitating peer learning and providing technical assistance on financing and policies for minigrid systems.
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Africa AFOLU Community of Practice

Agriculture, Forestry, Other Land Use

The AFOLU (Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use) Community of Practice in Africa focuses on facilitating peer to peer exchange, providing training and technical assistance and sharing best practices on:
  1. Agroforestry action as a driver of socio-economic development and emission reduction.
  2. Linking agricultural production with small-scale energy sources to enable socioeconomic development and emission reductions.
  3. Analytical approaches to assess greenhouse gas emissions and socioeconomic development impact of actions across the energy and agriculture sector through integrating models and translating approaches into policies and actions.
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Grid Renewable Energy Community of Practice

Energy

The Community of Practice is supporting Asian countries to accelerate action towards achieving a greater integration of renewable energy generation into their electricity mix. The Community is providing training, technical assistance, technical resources and peer learning opportunities to participating countries on the building blocks for grid renewable energy development and grid integration issues
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Asia Multilevel Governance Country Teams and Community of Practice

Subnational integration

LEDS GP is providing in-depth support to strengthen multi-level governance to selected countries in Asia. A Community of Practice will be launched to disseminate the learning through development of case studies, exchange among countries, and light advisory support for replication of approaches.
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Asia Community of Practice on Clean Energy Investment

Energy

The goal of the Asia Community of Practice on Clean Energy Investment is to address real-time finance, policy and technical challenges to rapidly accelerate investment flows into clean energy implementation efforts across the Asia region. It will do this by bringing together key government and private sector decision makers to: 1)     Rapidly identify key barriers to investment mobilization in clean energy at the political, regulatory and financial levels on a country-by-country basis. 2)     Develop rapid response political, regulatory and capital markets interventions to address those barriers. 3)     Coordinate with partner country governments, donors, philanthropy and the private sector to implement the identified interventions and solutions in a targeted and cost-efficient manner.
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Asia Clean Mobility Community of Practice

Transport

The Asia Clean Mobility Community of Practice focuses on supporting countries on policies and technical solutions for transitioning to clean mobility by strengthening the operational and energy efficiency of public transport policies and systems. Community members will benefit from participation in online and in-person exchange meetings, seminars and training with other peers working on efficient and cleaner mobility. These will include subtopics such as clean fuel alternatives, electric public transport fleets, improving public transport’s operational efficiencies, supporting infrastructure creation, policy and regulatory frameworks, analysis and tools for planning approaches, institutional arrangements (including multilevel governance) and private sector involvement.
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Two Communities will be launched in the Eastern European region – topics are being defined and may include renewable energy policies and investment de-risking, energy and climate performance of buildings, multi-level governance, and green public procurement for promoting low emission development. Participating countries: TBD ‍How to join: Please email Thor Morante Brigneti: tmorante@rec.org

Rural LEDS Community of Practice

Finance, Subnational integration

The Rural LEDS Community of Practice as a vehicle to facilitate peer to peer exchanges among LAC governments, private sector, international programs and other relevant stakeholders who are working on policies, measures and planning approaches that greatly impact rural development. The objective of the Rural LEDS Community of Practice is to accelerate rural development in the LAC region through an integrated planning approach across sectoral efforts and different levels of governance looking specifically at: 1) Approaches to harmonizing budgeting processes. 2) Policies and other measures that support rural development across various sectors and governance levels. 3) Approaches to strengthen multi-level governance. 4) Tools and approaches to harmonizing greenhouse gas accounting systems.
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LAC Electric Mobility Community of Practice

Transport

This Community of Practice is an interactive network comprising national and subnational governments, technical institutions, academia, private companies, not-for-profit and other international organizations addressing real-time policy, financing and technical barriers and solutions related to electric mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is a platform for ongoing collaboration to allow for peer to peer learning, a deeper understanding of the options available to overcome barriers, continuous access to tools and expert assistance, and to foster leaders that will serve as coaches for other countries in the region. The Community is designed with a bottom up approach in order to address the main barriers for the transition to electric mobility in the LAC region and to offer support to countries to do so.
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Bioelectricity Community of Practice

Energy

Launched in 2016, the Bioenergy Community of Practice is providing support and facilitating peer exchange amongst countries working to advance bioenergy policies and actions. Based on participants’s feedback, in 2018 the focus will be on the design of effective policy and regulation environment that attract investment in sustainable biogas projects.
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