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Country leadership explorer

Explore the map to discover how countries are integrating low emission action and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) in their development. The LEDS GP expert working groups, regional platforms and secretariat have collected these examples of country leadership – and have provided links to where you can find out more information. If you would like to nominate an example of leadership, please email us at: secretariat@ledsgp.org

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Case studies

Transforming the energy sector in Uruguay

Activity
Setting and achieving a target of 50% share of renewable sources in the primary energy matrix by 2015.
Location
Latin America and the Caribbean
Themes
Energy, Waste Management

Making progress on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan

Activity
Implementation of actions in order to achieve the 75 climate-related goals outlined in President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which aims at reducing total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020.
Location
United States, America
Themes
Agriculture, Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use, Energy, Waste Management

Transformational change: Danish 100% renewable energy policy

Activity
Adopting and implementing an integrated energy model with ambitious renewable energy targets.
Location
Denmark, Europe and Eurasia
Themes
Agriculture, Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use, Energy, Forestry and REDD+, Transport, Waste Management

Linking LEDS and NAMA in the livestock sector

Activity
Integration of the livestock Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) with the livestock Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS)
Location
Latin America and the Caribbean
Themes
Energy, Transport

Ghana’s ambitious climate reporting program

Activity
Development of an ambitious reporting system on climate change: an integrated system for continuous data generation on greenhouse gas inventories (GHGI), mitigation actions and support.
Location
Africa
Themes
Energy

Institutional arrangements for the national greenhouse gas inventory system

Activity
Institutional arrangements and processes between government and non-government actors to enable continuous collection and reporting of sector based data relevant for the greenhouse gas inventory.
Location
Germany, Europe and Eurasia
Themes
Agriculture, Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use, Energy, Transport, Waste Management

Initiative and innovation in the Norwegian INDC preparation

Activity
Norway’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) was prepared and submitted at an early stage of the international process, advancing an innovative and progressive approach towards the ac- counting for land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) and pursuing collective delivery with the EU.
Location
Norway, Europe and Eurasia
Themes
Energy, Transport

Web-based greenhouse gas management system of South Korea

Activity
The innovative web-based National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Management System (NGMS) establishes an annual work cycle beginning with the designation of the emitting industrial installations or controlled entities (CEs), target setting, submission and verification of implementation plans and implementation reports.
Location
Asia
Themes
Agriculture, Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use, Forestry and REDD+, Transport, Waste Management

An integrated MRV system in South Africa

Activity
Development of an integrated MRV system for comprehensive climate action in South Africa.
Location
Africa
Themes
Energy, Transport, Waste Management
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