Supporting Mitigation Actions

As a country driven process, each country determines, develops and executes its own project with a clear focus on one of the two areas. From the inception phase of each project, however, and for the life of the project, countries will receive guidance and support from UNDP. Guidance and technical backstopping for all national-level projects will be coordinated, delivered and supported through an over-arching component of the programme: the Global Support Unit. View Programme Factsheet

Programme-supported projects fall into one of several categories:

  • Identifying opportunities for nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) and designing low emission development strategies (LEDS) in context of national priorities
  • Design ofsystems for measuring, reporting, and verification (MRV) of proposed actions and means to reduce GHG emissions
  • Develop greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory management systems
  • Facilitate the design and adoption of mitigation actions by selected industries in some countries
  • Support countries with the preparation and submission of their Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) and the eventual implementation of their Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC)

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The LECB Programme is developing a series of Information Briefs on various themes to showcase best practices across countries in various work areas.

info brief barriers thumbnailInfo Brief on Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to LEDS and NAMA Development.







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(Intended) Nationally Determined Contributions

In the lead up to the historic climate agreement reached at the UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP21) in 2015, countries around the globe - north and south - publicly outlined  what climate actions they intend to take under the new international agreement. These public contributions, known as an INDC, serve as countries' targets toward contributing to a post-2020 climate regime. Read more here.


Nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) are concrete initiatives that shift a technology or sector onto a low-carbon trajectory. A Low-Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) outlines the intended overall economic, energy, and emissions trajectory for a country and helps to identify trigger points for policy intervention. continue


Measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) should be an essential component of any mitigation action. continue

GHG Inventory System

A high-quality national GHG inventory system provides a foundation for mitigation actions and MRV. continue