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Barriers in developing national mitigation strategies and actions in developing countries: lessons learned from the UNDP’s Low Emission Capacity Building Programme

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A. Averchenkova
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The Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme currently supports 25 countries. Its aim is to help these developing nations build the public- and private-sector capacities needed to scale up country-driven climate-change mitigation actions, mainly by providing focus in five areas: GHG Inventory Systems; Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS); Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs); Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems; and strategies for including the private sector.

The objective of this study is to identify barriers to the design and implementation of LEDS and NAMAs in countries participating in the LECB Programme. It also aims to provide some guidance on overcoming these barriers, based on experience gained to date. Likely target audiences include climate-change mitigation practitioners, possible financing organisations and international institutions working on capacity building and the design and implementation of mitigation programmes in developing countries. The study may also be of interest to climate-change negotiators.