The V-LED project is part of the International Climate Initiative (ICI), supported by the German Government. The project aims at strengthening national and subnational capacities to promote low-emission development and resilience in South Africa, Kenya, Vietnam and the Philippines. OneWorld, alongside Sustainable Energy Africa (SEA) is the implementing partner for South Africa, primarily supporting South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in strengthening climate governance across the country.
Specifically, OneWorld facilitates the integration of the three tiers of government (national, provincial and local) in climate governance, through stakeholder engagement and capacity building, particularly in strengthening the country’s ability to deliver its Nationally Determined Contribution to the Multilateral climate agreement. As such, OneWorld plays an integral role in the facilitation of learning, knowledge exchange and networking between municipalities and other tiers of government, achieved by supporting dialogue and policy alignment between national structures and targets, and through creating cross learning platforms. At present, OneWorld is conducting research on the adaptation-mitigation nexus in SA, a country that is in the relatively unusual position of having to contribute to global carbon emission reductions while developing response strategies to the inevitable impacts of climate change.
Additionally, OneWorld will co-facilitate the knowledge exchange study tour between South African and Kenyan local governments in 2017.