Vertical Integration and Learning for Low Emission Development in South Africa - extention (V-LED+)

Strengthening national and subnational capacities to promote climate-resilient low-carbon development at subnational level: learning through exchange and networking

In response to the climate action needs and priorities of local government in South Africa, the 4-year Vertical Integration and Learning for Low-Emission Development Project (2015-2018) (V-LED), facilitated a number of impactful vertical dialogues with the three spheres of government as well as horizontal learning exchanges across local government, to support municipalities with the integration of climate response into their planning processes and improve coordination for local climate action. This phase included the engagement of a broad range of representatives from provinces, districts and municipalities across the country.

This next phase of the V-LED project, namely V-LED+ aims to take the success of the first phase a step further. The project intends to support subnational actors in Emalahleni Local Municipality (LM) and Nkangala District Municipality (DM) in Mpumalanga Province, to more effectively coordinate, plan and implement local climate action measures through coaching and good-practice exchange formats. This pilot project will bring key role players and stakeholders together in such a way as to set the scene for inclusive transformation to take place that is evidence-based, holistic and addresses climate change adaptation and mitigation simultaneously.

The project is undertaken by Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA) in partnership with the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF), and supported by Mpumalanga Province (DARDLEA). The German partner is adelphi and the project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

For more information visit the project's dedicated website.

Donor: German Federal Ministry for the Environment; Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and adelphi as the lead organisation.
Project timeframe: 2015 - 2021
Project manager: Peta Wolpe