The study analyses experiences that 25 developing countries participating in the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP’s) Low Emission Capacity Building Programme have had in engaging the private sector in climate change mitigation activities. It combines desk reviews of existing publications on important factors for mobilising private-sector financing, as well as data covering the experiences of countries within the LECB Programme. It is based on twenty semi-structured interviews with national experts from Chile, Vietnam, Mexico, Lebanon and Ghana, LECB staff, representatives from the private sector and several international NAMA practitioners and on an on-line survey covering all countries in the programme. The study shows that there is great interest in engaging the private sector in the development and implementation of mitigation strategies and programmes (LEDs and NAMAs). However, there has been little concrete experience of this nature to date. The study presents the challenges, success stories and lessons learnt based on the experience to date. It provides practical recommendations on engaging private sector, which would be of interest to local climate-change-mitigation practitioners, donor agencies, and international institutions involved in capacity building or in the design and implementation of mitigation actions in developing countries. Lessons learned here may also be of interest to climate-change negotiators.

Alina Averchenkova, 2014. LECB Programme Global Support Unit.
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