Entry Points to Support Collaborative Climate Action
In the run-up to the International Conference on Climate Action 2019 (ICCA2019), the V-LED project has published this brief synthesising key learnings from four years of project operations into actionable entry points that strengthen multi-level governance and support collaborative climate action.
Strengthening climate collaboration between multiple levels of government (vertical integration) and between sectors at the same governing level (horizontal alignment) is necessary to improve coherence and complementarity of climate policy and implementation. Collaborative climate action is fundamental to the transformative shifts needed to achieve the Paris Agreement’s ambition to limit global warming to 1.5°C.
Drawing on practitioner insights and research conducted for the V-LED project, funded by the International Climate Initiative of the German Ministry of the Environment, a range of entry points are presented to support the collaborative design and implementation of ambitious climate actions. These entry points are grouped according to three priority areas for effective multilevel governance: Empower, Equip and Align.