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Guidance and tools

Measuring, Reporting, Verification (MRV) of Urban Low Emission Development

ICLEI's GreenClimateCities Handbook for Local Governments

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Solutions Gateway Sourcebook 

Low Carbon Solutions for Urban Development Challenges: an easy-to-use guidance for local governments 

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The Paris Climate Package

A Basic Guide for Local and Subnational Governments 

Published: May 2016

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carbon Climate Registry (cCR) 5-Year Report 

This Five Year Overview Report of the carbonn® Climate Registry (cCR) provides a synopsis of reporting trends by local and subnational governments around the world that have been reporting their climate commitments, performance (greenhouse gas inventories) and actions between November 2010 and November 2015.

Published: December 2015

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Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning (version 1.0)

The Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning reviews typical steps in the city-level climate action planning process in light of a proposed set of globally applicable principles. 

Published by: UN-Habitat

Published in: 2015

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District Energy in Cities
Unlocking the Potential of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Full Executive Summary available here.

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Fact Sheet: Pool of Experts - Download Factsheet (PDF)

In the Urban-LEDS project implemented by ICLEI and UN-Habitat, a Pool of Experts is created as a global network of multi-disciplinary experts who can provide Local Governments with necessary support and expertise when developing urban Low Carbon Development Strategies (urban LEDS).

Access directly the Pool of Experts here (LinkedIn group).

Fact Sheet: Solutions Gateway - Download Factsheet (PDF)

Solutions Gateway is an online resource platform for Local Governments where they are able to find possible Low Emissions Development (LED) Solutions for their cities.

Visit the Solutions Gateway website here (www.solutions-gateway.org).

Vertically Integrated Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions -

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Cities and sub-national governments have key competences and influence in sectors with high greenhouse gas emissions such as transport, buildings, waste management, energy generation and energy use. In many cases, however, the planning, implementation and reporting of climate mitigation measures are not effectively integrated between national and sub-national levels. Based on initial experiences with vertically integrated Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (V-NAMAs), this folder presents policy recommendations, case studies, and tools aimed at strengthening the involvement of sub-national governments in mitigation actions.

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Building Energy Efficiency V-NAMA in South Africa

Energy efficiency in buildings is an area where local governments can have a key influence and is one of the eight priority areas identified in South Africa's national Climate Change Response Strategy. Since 2012, the GIZ has supported partners in the South African government to develop "Vertically Integrated National Appropriate Mitigation Actions" (V-NAMA) focussing on energy efficiency in public buildings.

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Waste Management V-NAMA in Indonesia

Waste management is a sector where local governments have key competencies and is one of five priority areas identified in Indonesia's National Action Plan for reducing greenhouse gas Emissions (RAN-GRK). Since 2012, GIZ has been supporting partners in Indonesia to develop "Vertically Integrated National Appropriate Mitigation Actions" (V-NAMA) focussing on municipal solid waste management (MSWM).

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Policy and Implementation Recommendations

Sub-national governments have an increasingly important role to play in actions which contribute to the implementation of national government climate change strategies and commitments. Integrating efforts across multiple levels of government effectively (“vertical integration“) can be challenging depending on the context but the rewards in terms of improved efficiency and impact can be great. Drawing on recent research and practitioner insights, a range of recommendations are presented here to enhance the design and implementation of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) through improving vertical integration.

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The Role of Local Governments in Low Emission Development 

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