On the occasion of the ICCA 2015, the V-LED team had its first face-to-face consortium meeting in Hannover, Germany. The meeting marked the launch of the V-LED project that will strengthen policy coordination and learning processes for climate action in the Philippines, Vietnam, South Africa and Kenya.
The International Conference on Climate Action (ICCA 2015) - themed Local Governments Driving Transformation - offered the occasion for the first consortium meeting of the V-LED project. On September 30 2015 partners from adelphi, UN Habitat, One World, Sustainable Energy Africa and the Institute for Law and Environmental Governance got together to jointly kick off the project and plan next steps.
Kicking off a mutual learning process
In six workshop sessions, the consortium took the opportunity to get to know each other, reaffirm their strategic vision and discuss the thematic focus of the project related work in the four countries. Partners also learned from each other about the state of the arts regarding climate action and low emission development in each country and discussed how horizontal learning opportunities can be created. By bringing all project partners to one table, the meeting created a great learning spirit between the partners and fostered mutual understanding. The V-LED team also launched its new Twitter account and Website: www.localclimateaction.org that will accompany the project and showcase concrete experiences from local climate actions.
V-LED partners shared fresh perspectives on city climate action in Africa and Southeast Asia
As participants of the ICCA, V-LED partners also took the opportunity to contributed fresh perspectives on local climate action promoted by governments in the Philippines, Vietnam, South Africa and Kenya. Johara Bellali from adelphi presented the V-LED project. Benson Ochieng from ILEG shed light on the transformation processes supported by local governments in Kenya. Peta Wolpe, from SEA talked about the rise of Cape Town as a pioneer municipality and Belynda Petrie from One World about inclusive climate action in South Africa. Bernhard Barth, from UN Habitat, shared insights from the Solomon Islands. Priscella Mejillano and Laids Mias from UN Habitat in the Philippines sketched the necessary capacities for local climate actions in the Philippines and Nguyen Quang from UN Habitat in Viet Nam discussed the local perspective and how it fits into the New Urban Agenda.
Summary Report of ICCA 2015
The Hannover declaration that will be taken to Paris.