Examples of Country-Level Activities

Colombia will base its climate change national policy on three strategies – the Climate Change National Adaptation Plan; the Colombian Low Carbon Development Strategy; and the National Strategy for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD).
The government is using the Programme to develop the framework for its Low Carbon Development Strategy.

Three main activities are envisaged in Colombia across a broad range of sectors (industry, energy, mining, waste, agriculture, and transport), all supported with capacity building:

  • Identification and assessment of low-carbon alternatives and opportunities;
  • Design of low-carbon plans, policies and measures; and
  • Design and construction of an MRV system.

A knowledge platform will be established for stakeholders, which will also allow the work to be linked to other national activities, such as marginal abatement cost curves for industry, investment and financial flows assessments for agriculture, and development of transport NAMAs.

The task force developing the Colombian Low Carbon Development Strategy will comprise interdisciplinary working groups reporting to a sectoral sub-commission (vice minister level) that reports to the Climate Change Executive Commission (ministerial level). more


In Egypt, the government will work with the iron and steel and/or cement industries (to be determined through further consultations with the industries) to build capacities to develop and implement mitigation action plans. Together, the two industries emit more than two-thirds (68 percent) of total emissions for the industrial sector. Overall, the industrial sector contributed 14 percent of the total GHG emissions for 2000; the emissions increased 275 percent over 1990 levels.

Under the Programme, the government also plans to design and adopt a national GHG inventory system (in collaboration with 3rd National Communication), design LEDS, and develop up to 20 NAMAs in the energy and transport sectors. more


After developing a National Climate Change Response Strategy in 2009/10, the government of Kenya is now finalising a Climate Change Action Plan to operationalise the strategy. Through the Programme, national stakeholders will build from and/or feed results into most Action Plan subcomponents, including LEDS, NAMAs, MRV, creating a policy and regulatory environment, financing options, and knowledge sharing.

Additionally, the government has identified the development of a GHG national inventory system as the highest priority under the Programme, since this will provide the foundation for identifying NAMAs and supporting MRV actions.

Building on previous work, a transport NAMA for reducing vehicle emissions will be fast-tracked to gain experience and capacity for investigating NAMAs in the energy (household demand/biomass use) and industrial (energy demand) sub-sectors. more


The 2009 Climate Change Act (Republic Act 9729) put in place the legal framework for the National Framework Strategy on Climate Change in The Philippines. The mitigation pillar of the framework strategy has the long-term objective to facilitate the transition towards low
GHG emissions for sustainable development in the areas of energy efficiency and conservation; renewable energy; environmentally sustainable transport; sustainable infrastructure; national REDD+ strategy; and waste management.

Under the Programme, The Philippines will fully operationalise its newly developed GHG inventory management system as a platform to identify NAMAs, design LEDS, and MRV mitigation actions. The focus under the Programme will be on building capacities in the transport, waste management, and agriculture sectors. more


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