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1 Climate and Development Knowledge Brokers Workshop Eschborn, Germany 3-5 June 2011 UNDP’S WORK IN GREEN LOW-EMISSIONS AND CLIMATE-RESILIENT DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES (GREEN LECRDS) KNOWLEDGE MATERIALS & PLATFORMS

2 Background  About Green Low-Emission and Climate-Resilient Development Strategies (Green LECRDS)  UNDP’s Approach to Supporting Countries to Develop Green LECRDS  UNDP’s Experience in Contributing to Green LECRDS Knowledge Materials and Platforms  UNDP’s Green LECRDS website  UNDP’s LECRDS Guidance Manuals & Toolkits  FOCUS ON: UNDP’s Work in Adaptation  Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM) o Overview: Objective, Vision & Mission, Partners, How the ALM works, ALM website o Explore: What type of knowledge the ALM is managing, Available resources o Participate: Become a member of the ALM, Scaling up local action, Site visits, Participation, Usage o Innovative Features: Outreach, Interactive abilities, Multimedia Outline

3 Background  About Green Low-Emission and Climate-Resilient Development Strategies (Green LECRDS)  UNDP’s Approach to Supporting Countries to Develop Green LECRDS  UNDP’s Experience in Contributing to Green LECRDS

4 About Green Low-Emission and Climate-Resilient Development Strategies (GREEN LECRDS) Long-term climate change management requires a shift from sectoral perspectives to a holistic approach that incorporates climate change mitigation and adaptation across sectors and national development panning and budgeting processes UNDP’s assistance to countries to formulate and implement Green LECRDS, builds upon existing development plans and draws upon experience and information generated by UNDP’s support in some 140 countries for: Adaptation, Mitigation, National Communications to the UNFCCC, Sub- national Strategies, Capacity Development, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Water Governance

5 Building upon existing development frameworks, the Green LECRDS preparation process involves multiple sectors, stakeholders, and levels of government, including high-level public and private decision-makers. Planning activities and scientific assessments are fully coordinated and systematic UNDP’s Approach to Supporting Countries to Develop Green LECRDS UNDP supports national and sub-national governments to catalyze public and private financing for realizing low-emission and climate-resilient development that are also pro-poor and equitable STEP 1 Design multi- stakeholder participatory climate planning and coordination process based on existing structures STEP 1 Design multi- stakeholder participatory climate planning and coordination process based on existing structures STEP 2 Prepare climate change profiles and vulnerability scenarios STEP 2 Prepare climate change profiles and vulnerability scenarios STEP 3 Identify strategic options leading to Green LECRD trajectories STEP 3 Identify strategic options leading to Green LECRD trajectories STEP 4 Prioritize strategic options through technological, social, and financial feasibility and cost-benefit analysis STEP 4 Prioritize strategic options through technological, social, and financial feasibility and cost-benefit analysis STEP 5 Prepare Green LECRD roadmap STEP 5 Prepare Green LECRD roadmap Broad Key Steps in Preparing a Green LECRDS

6 (continued) UNDP Environment & Energy Group ‘s support services Technical and Policy Advice Developing and Applying Methodologies Oversight and Financial Management Training Multi-stakeholder Dialogues Convening and Coordination UNDP Environment & Energy Group ‘s support services Technical and Policy Advice Developing and Applying Methodologies Oversight and Financial Management Training Multi-stakeholder Dialogues Convening and Coordination Develop LECRD Strategies Establish Enabling Environment Catalyse Finance Generate and Share Knowledge UNDP’s Approach to Supporting Countries to Develop Green LECRDS

7 1.Support Key Sectoral Governance Entities to Develop and Strengthen Policies, Institutions, and Knowledge Improve climate change risk information relevant to range of end users Establish policy development and review mechanisms to systematically integrate climate change risk information and experience into relevant policies, strategies, and plans Strengthen institutions across sectors and at different levels in conjunction with harmonized institutional mandates to coordinate and jointly formulate and implement climate change policy Scope of Future UNDP Assistance UNDP’s Approach to Supporting Countries to Develop Green LECRDS

8 (continued) Scope of Future UNDP Assistance 3.Support Implementation of Incentive Structures to Affect Behavioral Adjustments by Public and Private Sectors Regulatory and fiscal incentive structures adjusted/expanded in relevant institutions, including key sectoral ministries and sub-national governing bodies, to stimulate climate change risk reduction and/or reduce carbon emissions by the private sector and households Social safety nets enhanced to support vulnerable groups, especially women impacted by climate change 2. Support Use of Full range of Public and Private Financing Mechanisms for Green Low Emission and Climate-Resilient Development Pro-poor public sector budgeting adjusted to incorporate climate change risk Design and application of climate change risk finance mechanisms

9 UNDP’s Experience in Contributing to Green LECRDS UNDP has decades of successful project development and implementation expertise that can be leveraged in assisting developing countries to prepare and implement Green LECRDS). UNDP’s experience in over 140 countries demonstrates that the most cost effective climate change investments and initiatives are those that provide multiple development benefits along with adaptation and mitigation, including job creation, sustainable livelihoods, and greater access rights to energy and environmental services. UNDP’s current portfolio of projects that contribute to the development of Green LECRDS are financed by multiple sources of funds, including but not limited to: Adaptation Fund, AusAID, DANIDA, Global Environment Facility Trust Fund, Government of Japan, Government of Switzerland, Least Developed Countries Fund, Special Climate Change Fund, UN Volunteers

10 Knowledge Materials and Platforms  UNDP’s Green LECRDS website  UNDP’s LECRDS Guidance Manuals & Toolkits  FOCUS ON: UNDP’s Work in Adaptation  Adaptation Learning Mechanism (ALM) o Overview: Objective, Vision & Mission, Partners, How the ALM works, ALM website o Explore: What type of knowledge the ALM is managing, Available resources o Participate: Become a member of the ALM, Scaling up local action, Site visits, Participation, Usage o Innovative Features: Outreach, Interactive abilities, Multimedia

11 UNDP’s Green LECRDS website About Green LECRDS UNDP’s Approach to Supporting Countries to Develop Green LECRDS UNDP Technical Advisory Infrastructure to Support Green LECRDS UNDP’s Green LECRDS Guidance Manuals and Toolkits UNDP Projects that Contribute to Green LECRDS Adaptation, Mitigation, National/Sub- national Strategies, Capacity Development, Water and Ocean Governance, Ecosystems and Biodiversity

12 UNDP Green LECRDS Guidance Manuals & Toolkits Preparing Low-Emission and Climate-Resilient Development Strategies (LECRDS) – Executive Summary LECRDS Approach Step 1: Design multi-stakeholder participatory climate planning and coordination process based on existing structures Charting a New Carbon Route to Development Establishing a Multi-stakeholder Decision-making Process for LECRDS (Aug 2011) These materials are intended to enable developing country government decision-makers and project managers to acquaint themselves with a variety of methodologies most appropriate to their development contexts in support of the preparation of LECRDS.

13 (continued) UNDP Green LECRDS Guidance Manuals & Toolkits Step 2: Prepare Climate Change Profiles and Vulnerability Scenarios Formulating Climate Change Scenarios to Inform Climate-Resilient Development Strategies Managing the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Process Mapping Climate Change Vulnerability and Impact Scenarios – A Guidebook for Sub-national Planners Applying Climate Information for Adaptation Decision-Making: A Guidance and Resource Document Guidebook on Preparing a GHG Emissions Inventory at the Sub-National Level (Sep 2011)

14 Step 3: Identify Strategic Options Leading to Low-Emission Climate-Resilient Development Trajectories Technology Needs Assessment Handbook Toolkit for Designing Climate Change Adaptation Initiatives Proceedings on Internalizing Climate Risks into Infrastructure Design (June 2011) LECRDS and Green Employment (Sep 2011) (continued) UNDP Green LECRDS Guidance Manuals & Toolkits

15 Step 4: Prioritize strategic options through technological, social, and financial feasibility and cost-benefit analysis Catalyzing Climate Finance – A Guidebook on Policy and Financing Solutions to Support Green, Low-Emission and Climate-Resilient Development Policy and Financial Instruments Toolkit for Low-Emission Climate-Resilient Development (June 2011) Climate Finance Options website (jointly with World Bank) International Guidebook for Environmental Finance Tools (Oct 2011) (continued) UNDP Green LECRDS Guidance Manuals & Toolkits

16 Step 5: Prepare Low-Emission and Climate-Resilient Roadmap National Climate Fund Guidebook (June 2011) Guidebook on Project Management for National and Sub-national Institutions (July 2011) A Guidebook on Climate Change Measurement, Reporting and Verification (Oct 2011) A Guidebook on Legal Climate Instruments (Oct 2011) (continued) UNDP Green LECRDS Guidance Manuals & Toolkits

17 UNDP’s Work in Adaptation For UNDP, adaptation to climate change means climate-resilient economic development and sustainable livelihoods, especially for vulnerable populations – the poor, women, and indigenous peoples. UNDP supports these goals by assisting over 75 countries to integrate current and future climate risks and uncertainties into national and sub-national development efforts. UNDP works with governments, the private sector, communities, and other partners to build responsive state institutions and public policies; strengthen public and private sector capacities to manage climate change risks and uncertainties; and formulate, finance and implement climate-resilient initiatives

18 UNDP’s Work in Adaptation Together with partners, UNDP supports climate change risk management in the context of: agriculture and food security, water resources, coastal zone development, public health, and climate change-related disaster risks To finance this work at the national, sub-national and community levels, UNDP helps countries secure climate change adaptation finance that is available through vertical funds such as the Adaptation Fund, Least Developed Countries Fund, Special Climate Change Fund, as well as other multilateral and bilateral sources. Countries are supported to optimize the use of these public funds by also leveraging and catalyzing private finance for adaptation To support building adaptive capacity in countries, UNDP, in partnership with various organizations, facilitates the Adaptation Learning Mechanism, a knowledge platform that allows direct access to and the exchange of adaptation information (continued)

19 The ALM is a UN Inter-agency knowledge platform on climate change adaptation. The ALM provides a platform for sharing and learning and complements the wide range of adaptation knowledge networks and initiatives already underway. Overview: The Adaptation Learning Mechanism

20 Our Vision  To provide good practice and operational guidance for adaptation Our Mission  To share knowledge and build partnerships to realise the catalytic power of knowledge, communication Overview: Objective, Vision & Mission ALM Objective: To create and sustain a knowledge platform that will build adaptive capacity through direct access to adaptation information, allow information to cross boundaries & sectors, reduce vulnerability by integrating adaptation within development planning.

21 Overview: Partners The ALM is facilitated by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), in close partnership with the World Bank (WB), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and specialized UN agencies including FAO and UNICEF. Original funding was provided by the Global Environment Facility. The ALM is also establishing additional partnerships with the private sector, public institutions and academia.

22 ALM is a participatory mechanism – allowing users to explore and participate. ALM provides multiple points of entry tailored to the needs of the many stakeholders and end-users. ALM ensures that information is easy to access and relevant. Overview: How the ALM works

23 The ALM website offers: A dynamic and user-friendly structure Unique inter-agency access Cross-sector information Information on good adaptation practices Exposure to lessons learned from community-based adaptation, and Country- and regional-level information.

24 Explore: Available Resources Currently hosting over 1,200 resources the ALM ensures that information is easy to access and relevant

25 Explore: What type of knowledge the ALM is managing  170 Adaptation Country Profiles  400+ Adaptation Project Profiles  200+ Publications on Adaptation  150 Adaptation Assessments  50+ Guidance & Tools  News, Events, & Adaptation Resources Knowledge gaps: Determining what type of knowledge and in what areas knowledge is lacking or needed Innovative approaches: Sharing innovative approaches based on new research & experiences Lessons learned: Exchanging lessons (what worked, what did not & why) from existing adaptation projects Good practices: Disseminating good practice in approaching adaptation and designing projects

26 Participate: Become a member of the ALM  As an open source platform the ALM has established a global consortium for the support and facilitation of adaptation learning and information sharing  ALM users can post their own resources to the knowledge platform with easy-to-follow instructions and user-friendly templates (project profiles, case studies, experiences)  Currently, there is a functional, active network of adaptation stakeholders: 2,000+ users

27 In the past year, ALM site visits increased by 864% with 114,090 total site visits, 137,286 page views, and over 77,960 unique visitors. Participate: Site Visits

28 All 192 UN-Member States participate in ALM. Equatorial Guinea, North Korea, Nauru, Sierra Leone, Palau and Cuba are some of the top new ALM users in according to Google Analytics. Participate: ALM Usage

29 Innovative Features: Outreach Discussion Forums User Groups Member Search Social Networking Sites Interactive Member Space Events Calendar

30 The ALM recently created Discussion Forums and User Groups where stakeholders (UNFCCC NWP, FAO and UNICEF) can share & learn about adaptation in an interactive fashion Discussion Forums User Groups Member Search Thematic pages coming soon  Innovative Features: Interactive abilities

31  ALM Video Gallery  ALM Photo Gallery  Events with Calendar  Radio documentaries coming soon… Innovative Features: Multimedia

32 Become a member of the Adaptation Learning Mechanism today  Receive updates  Share feedback  Join expert group discussions  Contribute content  Let us know what you are doing to adapt © 2011 UNDP. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Proprietary and Confidential. Not For Distribution Without Prior Written Permission. Thank You


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