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The Working GroupIf you like these resources and news stories about the subnational integration of low emission development strategies, then why don’t you consider joining our expert Working Group to regularly share knowledge and experience with fellow professionals?
The Working Group has the participation of more than 800 members, drawn from the LEDS GP membership across the LEDS GP Asia, Africa, and Latin America & Caribbean Regional Platforms. It is Chaired by Scott Muller who leads the Sustainable Cities Team at the Spatial Informatics Group (SIG-GIS). The Working Group co-chairs are Mr. Francisco Maciel (Executive Secretary, CIOESTE), Mr. Kinlay Dorjee (Mayor of Thimphu, Bhutan), and Mr. Charles Akurugu (Kumbungu District Assembly, Ghana). For more information see our factsheet. Join LEDS GP Contact the Working Group
- The coordination and vertical integration of climate actions
- What national governments can do to accelerate subnational action on climate – synthesis of current research and good practice
- Integrating national and subnational climate action
- Forging low emission development paths in Latin America: Multilevel dynamics in the world’s most urbanized region
- Financing energy transformation at the subnational level in Peru
- Towards 100% sustainable energy on the Caribbean island of Saba
- Subnational Integration of the Viet Nam Green Growth Strategy
- Using a sector development agency to mobilize a local green economy. Western Cape, South Africa. Mike Mulcahy, GreenCape
- Gujarat state: Pioneering and scaling up solar energy in India. Minal Pathak, CEPT and S.B Patil, GEDA
- LEDS and the rise of non-state actors: Where, who, and what. Phillip Pattberg and Oscar Widerberg -VU University Amsterdam
- What cities do best – Subnational integration and ideal roles for cities in climate action. Pete Erickson, SEI
- Towards 100% sustainable energy on the Caribbean Island of Saba. Sergio Ugarte, SQ Consult; Nicolas Ferellec, OCTA
To support leadership, facilitate learning and launch pilot actions in LEDS GP early mover countries, the Subnational Integration Working Group requested expressions of interest in 2017 to convene Multilevel Governance Climate Action Teams for the subnational integration of the country’s NDC and long term LEDS. The Working Group is delivering targeted technical assistance to Sri Lanka, Laos PDR, Chile and Paraguay to reinforce their level of ambition and implement transformative climate actions. The Working Group provides topical information, thought leadership, and facilitates horizontal and vertical collaboration between national and subnational governments. This includes peer learning and exchange, producing case studies, technical training, disseminating best practices, and convening workshops at LEDS annual meetings, among other activities.
Upon request, the Subnational Integration Working Group provides short term technical assistance for developing country low emission development strategy teams— including government agencies, technical institutions, and NGOs that are working directly with country governments to plan and implement their LEDS. Teams may submit multiple, successive requests, including follow-on inquiries. This targeted LEDS support to governments upon request is provided via the Remote Expert Assistance on LEDS (REAL) service. More information is available on the REAL webpage. REAL request: Improving monitoring, reporting and verification for climate adaptation in Ecuador The Consortium of Autonomous Provincial Governments of Ecuador (CONGOPE by its Spanish acronym) is designing a three-year program to design and implement local public policies for climate change adaptation and mitigation. As part of the REAL service, the Subnational Integration Working Group provided technical analysis, lessons learned from neighboring countries, and facilitated feedback to strengthen the approach, methodology, and measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of the program. Mr Wilson Lechón from CONGOPE remarked: “Assistance from the LEDS GP has helped us to include key multi-level governance considerations into our approach, to better horizontally and vertically integrate local public policies for climate action. This permits CONGOPE to better undertake the challenge of realizing climate action at the provincial level, utilizing our members as “integrators” in the framework of intermediate governments."