Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB)
About LECB Uganda
The Government of Uganda, through the Climate Change Unit (CCU), Ministry of Water and Environment (MWE) and in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is delivering the Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Project for Uganda. The LECB Programme is supported through generous contributions by the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), the Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and AusAID, while implemented by UNDP. The LECB Programme runs through 2016 and is active in twenty five countries around the globe, including: Argentina, Bhutan, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, DRC, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Vietnam and Zambia.
The LECB project aims to strengthen Uganda’s technical and institutional capacity to develop national greenhouse gas inventory systems, and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and their associated measurement, reporting and verification (MRV).The Low Emission Capacity Building Project Uganda is part of the Low Emission Capacity Building Programme.
The sectors where there is sufficient emission reduction potential and therefore where NAMAs have been specified are: Agriculture, Energy, Transport and Waste. The criteria used to determine the list of prioritized NAMAs included: emission reduction potential; contribution to sustainable development; alignment with national development goals; market and technological potential; potential co-benefits; and financial feasibility and / or social acceptability.
The project will develop up to two NAMAs that have sustainable development co-benefits such as increased clean energy generation and access, new technology investment opportunities, improved health, increased employment opportunities and overall economic growth and poverty reduction. Several outputs have been produced at the development phase such as Uganda’s NAMA Status Report, Fact sheets for up to 40 NAMAs in the Agriculture, Energy, Transport and Waste sectors, concept notes for 2 shortlisted NAMAs per sector and 2 detailed NAMAs proposal for immediate financing and implementation