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Sustainability 2016, 8(6), 535; doi:10.3390/su8060535

Experience with LEDS and NAMA Low Carbon Strategies: The Case of Georgia

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Climate Policy Department, Ecofys Germany, Am Wassermann 36, 50829 Köln, Germany
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Climate Change Office, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia, G. Gulila Str 6, 0114 Tbilisi, Georgia
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Policy, Organisation, Law & Gaming (POLG), Department of Multi-Actor Systems (MAS), Faculty of Technology, Policy & Management (TPM), Delft University of Technology, Jaffalaan 5, 2628 BX Delft, The Netherlands
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Academic Editor: Vincenzo Torretta
Received: 25 January 2016 / Revised: 29 May 2016 / Accepted: 1 June 2016 / Published: 4 June 2016
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Abstract

Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) and National Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) have the potential to support developing countries in attaining low carbon goals. In spite of the evident potential, there is a need to learn from practice. This paper explores the case of Georgia. The main research question discussed is: What experience has been gained with the development of LEDS and NAMAs in Georgia? The study reveals that both LEDS and NAMAs are subject to barriers that considerably slow development processes: there is a lack of institutional capacity, little inter-governmental goal alignment and poor coordination of actions, a lack of experienced staff and insufficient, substantial, earmarked funding. Capacity building depends on support from organizations in donor countries. This paper contributes to a growing body of knowledge of the implementation of LEDS and NAMA. View Full-Text
Keywords: capacity building; climate change mitigation; low carbon development strategy; national appropriate mitigation action; policy implementation capacity building; climate change mitigation; low carbon development strategy; national appropriate mitigation action; policy implementation
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Mdivani, K.; Hoppe, T. Experience with LEDS and NAMA Low Carbon Strategies: The Case of Georgia. Sustainability 2016, 8, 535.

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