Barriers in developing national mitigation strategies and actions in developing countries

The study identifies barriers to the design and implementation of low emission development strategies (LEDS) and mitigation actions (NAMAs) encountered in developing countries based on the experience of the UNDP’s Low Emission Capacity Building Programme. The main barriers that must be targeted are those of raising technical and human capacities, strengthening political commitment and coordination among the ministries, engaging stakeholders and securing financing for the development and implementation of LEDS and NAMAs. This study shows that, while all participating countries face serious barriers on their journey to low-emission development, a number of practical solutions have been adopted to overcome them. It provides some guidance on tackling the barriers, based on experience gained to date. The study is of interest to climate-change mitigation practitioners, financing organizations and international institutions working on capacity building and the design and implementation of mitigation programmes in developing countries.

Alina Averchenkova, 2014. LECB Programme Global Support Unit.
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