Low-Carbon Development Strategies.
to strengthen climate-policy networks in East and
West Africa, South
Asia, and Latin America. The Project supports
national and regional climate campaigns focusing on promoting Pro-Poor
Low-Carbon Development Strategies.
Aiming Building NGO Advocacy Capacity:
The project specifically aims to increase the ability of Southern civil
society networks to promote fair and pro-poor low carbon strategies of
their own governments related to climate-change policies and sustainable
development. The Project increases the capacity of the networks and
advocate, to monitor policies, and to raise awareness on pro-poor low carbon
Background of the Project:
Project is building on the experiences of the participating organisations and
two previous NGO cooperation projects:"Southern
Voices on Climate Change Project" (2011-2014).
4 regional and 13 national climate networks including Climate Action
Networks (CAN) and International Network for Sustainable Energy (INFORSE).
April 2014 - April 2016
The activities include regional activities in 3 continents in Africa,
Asia and Latin America, and international activity focusing on
In South Asia: Climate
Action Network South Asia (CANSA) and the INFORSE regional coordinator
INSEDA are promoting low-carbon development
together with a number of stakeholders
as well as with activities in India and Sri Lanka.
The activities focus on national climate strategies and
the development of Intended Nationally Determined
Contributions (INDC's) to UNFCCC.
India, All India Women's Conference (AIWC)
is a key partner in the activities that have included 11
national and state-level consultations and worskhops, policy briefs,
other publications, and public outreach via TV.
In Sri Lanka, IDEA is a key partner in the activities
that have included 9 local and national consultations
as well as development of documentation of
the benefits of pro-poor, low-carbon development.
Regionally, the focus is on the South Asia Association
for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
Internationally, the South Asia activities were
presented by AIWC at side events of the UNFCCC COP21 on December
3, 2015 (UN Blue Zone), and December 8, 2015 (Public Forum of
and a UNFCCC Policy
launched in the framework of a knowledge sharing workshop on
December 2, 2015.
more on the activities:
- Article: Promoting Poverty-Reducing Low-Carbon Development
Strategies in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America.
3-page article was published in Sustainable Energy News
Brief: Pro-Poor, Low-Carbon Development Policy Brief for UNFCCC COP21, Paris,
Knowledge Sharing Workshop, Colombo, Sri
Link to concept note and agenda at CANSA. and
event and project description at
IDEA in Sri
- Five workshops in July-November 2015 in India. "Low Carbon
with focus on women and poverty reduction".
at AIWC website ( pdf
- Proceedings of the UNFCCC COP21 Side Events on December 3 and December
8, 2015 are available at INFORSE web site.
INFORSE South Asia Organisations:
Asia / INSEDA: Integrated Sustainable
is also INFORSE
South Asia Coordinator (www.inseda.org) att. Raymond
India Women's Conference (www.aiwc.org.in) att. Usha
Nair, Kalyani Raj.
Sri Lanka:--- IDEA:
Integrated Development Association (www.ideasrilanka.org)
---------------- --- att. Dumindu
Indika Herath, R.M. Amerasekera, Namiz Musafer.
Network for Sustainable Energy (www.inforse.org),
att. Gunnar Boye Olesen, Judit Szoleczky.
INFORSE - South Asia (www.inforse.org/asia) att.
Climate Action Network South Asia (www.cansouthasia.net)
att. Sanjay Vashist, Anoop Poonia.
Danish NGO "SustainableEnergy" (in
Danish: VedvarendeEnergi) www.ve.dk.
att. Maria Graversen
mg[@]ve.dk and Gunnar Boye
Olesen gbo[@] ve.dk.
LCD Project's Links at Partners:
Asia, and INFORSE-Asia
In India: INSEDA, and AIWC
(pdf) under News
In Sri Lanka:
In Africa: TATEDO
East Africa-and INFORSE-Africa
Global: INFORSE, and CAN-International, and SustainableEnergy
is Supported by:
Fund for Climate and Environment administered
by CISU - Civil Society in Development, an
association of 280+ Danish non-profit, membership based NGOs/CSOs. The
Fund is financed by DANIDA.