Africa's leadership on LEDS
Case StudyBurkina Faso biomass energy NAMA
Disseminate more efficient biomass technology (especially cook stoves) and strengthen the market for more sustainable biomass use and production for energy consumption.
The NAMA aims to reduce emissions associated with biomass use and respective deforestation e.g. for thermal energy use in the commercial sector by distributing more energy efficient cook stoves for tra- ditional beer brewing and the production of Shea butter and sumbala. 1 In three phases, the NAMA will target i) productive energy use, ii) domestic energy use, iii) alternative energy options and energy markets. The objective is to enable the biomass energy sector to become an economically viable and renewable sector in the context of sustainable low carbon development. Good practice elements of the project design include the level of cross-organisational coordination, the active participation of stakeholders, the market-oriented concept, and the combination of technical assistance and financial components.
Case StudyDesign and implementation of a climate resilient green economy strategy
Comprehensive Green Growth Strategy combining vision for green economy, climate resilience and development goals in a least developed country.
The Ethiopia Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Strategy was published in 2011, based on the vision set by the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. The vision is for Ethiopia to develop a climate-resilient green economy and to attain middle-income status by 2025. The country plans to follow a green economy pathway that fosters sustainable development. The CRGE is based on four pillars: agriculture; forestry; power; and transport, industrial sectors and infrastructure. The CRGE strategy adopts a sectoral approach across six government ministries with more than sixty initiatives to be implemented. An estimated USD 150 billion is required to deliver this over a period of twenty years. The green growth pathway envisages limiting national greenhouse gas emission levels to 150 MtCO2e instead of 400 MtCO2e/a in 2030 under business as usual (BAU) scenario. The CRGE has facilitated the setting of national targets, the creation of a dedicated financing facility, registry and MRV system, the identification of sixty sectoral initiatives and is setting an example to neighbouring African nations and other countries internationally as an early example of a national green growth strategy.
Case StudyCollaborating to align data, information and mitigation actions
Coordination between sectors and stakeholders in the development of a national inventory, NAMAs and MRV.
With an economic and development model closely linked to fossil fuel use, Tunisia’s growth in recent decades has led to a marked increase in greenhouse gas emissions. Recognising the need to address climate change, the country has proceeded to pursue various strategies, plans and activities to promote renewable energy and climate protection while at the same time pursuing development goals such as modernising industry, creating jobs, improving quality of life and supporting international climate change mitigation efforts. This case provides a good example of the development of well-linked national climate change strategy, NAMAs and supporting MRV arrangements. In particular, efforts to collaborate across sectors and government ministries to share data and develop effective use of information to support national inventory, NAMA development and MRV are noteworthy.
Case StudyPrioritising mitigation and adaptation options as part of the development of a National Climate Change Action Plan
Development of NCCAP including identifying priority actions through stakeholder consultation, analysis and alignment with broader development goals.
Throughout 2011-12 the government of Kenya undertook a prioritisation process to identify actions to deliver its National Climate Change Response Strategy published in 2010. The process resulted in the Kenyan National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) and included specific mitigation and adaptation challenges to be incorporated into the climate related policies, plans and strategies of national institutions in Kenya. The prioritisation process within the NCCAP was aligned to national development strategies combining a long-term vision with medium-term policy goals and mechanisms. It demonstrates an effective process for incorporating assessments of climate vulnerability and mitigation potential into national development objectives in an inclusive multi-stakeholder decision-making process. Crucial to the success of the process was the strong commitment and leadership from the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources (MEMR), comprehensive stakeholder participation, the involvement of key ministries, together with a local validation process and a transparent approach to analysis.
Case StudyModeling and analysis to pave the way for a more resilient power system in South Africa
Identifying successful policy approaches, supporting energy system modernization efforts and assisting in expanding a workforce of local power system experts in South Africa.
Background The primary objective of this project is to assist South Africa in planning and supporting their Integrated Resource Plan by identifying policy issues, support system modernization efforts and assist in expanding a workforce of local power system experts. Project highlights include a Grid integration study to analyze the potential for adding renewables energies under current conditions as well as under future expansion scenarios. Assisting the South African government in capacity building via training, workshops and staff exchanges were also completed. Actions profiled Grid analysis and work force training. Outcomes Some of the key impacts were; (i) Identifying policy approaches to achieve a variable source grid, capacity building, (ii) Understanding the wind and solar energy supply curve in South Africa, and (iii) analysis of the economic impact of renewable energy
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