Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme



  • Timeframe from 2011 to 2017
  • Supported by the generous contributions from the European Union, and the Governments of Germany (through BMU) and Australia.
  • Budget of USD 40M (Dialogues funded separately)
  • Worked with technical partners to advance thought leadership, guidance and knowledge sharing on (I)NDCs, mitigation actions, finance and transparency

Supported 38 countries in total

  • 25 countries on the development of mitigation actions (LEDS, NAMAs), finance, transparency (MRV, GHG Inventories) and private sector engagement (EU, BMUB, Australia)
  • 26 countries on the preparation of INDCs (EU only, 2 GIZ)

Programme Achievements

  • 15 Global and Regional (I)NDC dialogues and conferences, convening over 1,500 government officials from 150 developing countries.
  • 26 INDCs submitted.
  • 65 NAMAs in development - 16 finalized, 14 advanced, 14 registered in UNFCCC NAMA registry. 37% focus on energy, 18% on industry, 17% transport, 13% waste, 13% agriculture, forestry & other land use.
  • 7 LEDS finalized/at advanced stage. Used for INDC target setting in 2 countries.
  • 10 National GHG Inventory Systems documented, 9 data collection systems designed, 110+ trainings, 30+ consultations conducted.

Select Examples of Country Achievements

  • Indonesia developed a modelling tool to assess SD impacts of NDC actions.
  • Trinidad and Tobago created an NDC Implementation Plan which links SDG and NDC targets, and will reform of the local Green Fund as a new funding mechanism.
  • Kenya’s new Climate Change Act presents a framework for aligning climate change actions with and the SDGs.
  • Uganda completed a Green Growth Development Strategy, integrating NDC & SDG targets.
  • Paraguay’s NDC implementation strategy enables validation of climate actions by civil society actors.  100+ climate actions have been validated to date.
  • Lao PDR is linking NDC to Climate Change Disaster Law.
  • Morocco has raised USD 39.3M from GCF for sustainable agriculture NAMA, which will benefit women’s livelihoods and advance both adaptation and mitigation.
  • Vanuatu raised USD 1 M from the Government of Austria to carry out feasibility studies for the Rural Electrification NAMA.

Participating Countries


Africa Asia & Pacific Arab States Europe & CIS Latin America
DR Congo Bhutan Egypt Moldova Argentina
Ghana China Lebanon Ukraine Barbados
Kenya Indonesia Morocco   Bolivia
Nigeria Malaysia     Chile
Sierra Leone Philippines     Colombia
Tanzania Samoa     Costa Rica
Uganda Solomon Islands     Ecuador
Zambia Thailand     El Salvador
  Vanuatu     Honduras
  Vietnam     Mexico
        St. Vincent & the Grenadines