Low Emission Capacity Building Project

About the Project

The aims of the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Project are to develop the capacities (institutional, financial, human, research) required for articulation of a low carbon, climate resilient development pathway. The project, coordinated by the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection aims to create a more sustainable greenhouse gas inventory system which In addition to fulfilling national UNFCCC reporting obligations for National Communications is a  valuable tool for developing policies and programmes that address climate change and economic development. The project further aims to support development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) as means to reducing emissions from selected sectors. The project is aligned with Zambia’s 2011-15 United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), Country Programme Document (CPD), and Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) and seeks to support the Government of the Republic of Zambia to attain its main development goals and the key challenges that the Sixth National Development Plan (2011-2015) aims to address. Furthermore, the project contributes towards Zambia’s goals of reducing poverty, eradicating hunger, becoming a middle-income country by 2030, and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. It also acts as a tool to build capacities among various stakeholders, for the transformation towards a low emission prosperous nation.

Implementing Partner: Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection

Accomplishments

The USD 642 000 EU/UNDP funded project which was signed on the 20th of July 2012 has contributed to raising awareness among stakeholders on the importance of having a sustainable National Greenhouse gas Inventory System in responding to the climate change challenge as well as a number of other benefits to a country in areas related to natural resource management (forest management, food production, agricultural development), climate change planning( NAMAs development, LEDS development, REDD+ activities, climate financing) and economic development (energy/industrial efficiency, land use planning, international financing).

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Overview
Start Date/Period
March 2012
End Date/Period
June 2014
Implementing partner
Ministry of Land, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection
Project Budgeted Cost
US$642,000
Funding
EU/UNDP