Work areas

A set of eight focus areas guide and frame the activities that need to be undertaken in each LDC to deliver on the LDC REEEI visions, goals and principles.

These focus areas shall be seen as repositories for a continuously growing and elaborate set of activities, based on real implementation experiences and learning on the ground. LDC REEEI will constitute a resource centre where specific experiences, examples and lessons can be systematically gathered and made available for all LDCs.

Work area 1: Mapping and monitoring

  • LDC-led mapping of experiences, activities and initiatives for enhancing LDC coordination
  • Mapping existing capacities and capabilities
  • Monitoring of LDC REEEI related activities within and across LDCs

Work area 2: Knowledge, capacity mobilization and learning

  • Capacity mobilization and capacity building needs across stakeholders at all levels
  • LDC-relevant and endogenous innovation
  • Project development capability support
  • Strengthening of public institutions
  • South-South collaboration and mutual learning

Work area 3: Planning and policy

  • Long-term planning methodology and implementation
  • Risk reduction through payment/other guarantee schemes
  • Productive sector oriented policies
  • Incentives, regulations, standards and policies to enable distributed and off-grid/mini-grid solutions (including measures such a connection guarantee and no risk for developer with eventual grid connection)
  • Incentives, regulations, standards and policies to incentivize efficient use of energy from utilities, administrations and other public entities (e.g. schools, hospitals) as well as appliances.
  • Common standards and smart grid development
  • Support community energy and energy democracy
  • Resilience and domestic/LDC manufacturing capacity
  • Energy efficiency integrated in all policies, planning and capacity building

Work area 4: Funding and financing

  • Assessments of needs for each LDC:
    • Public funding needs for enabling activities across all the work areas
    • Private and public financing made possible by enabling activities
  • On-going assessment of funding opportunities for LDCs
  • Equity and fair shares assessments for scaled up international public climate and development funding for LDCs
  • South-South cooperation and funding
  • Support for accessing existing climate finance

Work area 5: Multi-stakeholder engagement and people-centered/community energy

  • Multi-stakeholder engagement as core element of transformation across work areas
  • Identification, innovation and support for successful local, community led- and owned renewable energy solutions

Work area 6: Equity, women and social/environmental safeguards:

  • Equity as central element of successful transformation to renewable energy
  • Social and environmental safeguards
  • Technology assessment platforms
  • Women’s rights and key role

Work area 7: NDCs and national development plans

  • Drawing on all other work areas to continuously revise and substantiate NDCs (conditional and non-conditional commitments) and national development plan in relation to renewable energy

Work area 8: Public awareness, communication and outreach

  • Within-initiative communication and information sharing across stakeholders, including access to mapping database and repository of best practices
  • Outward-oriented communications, awareness raising and outreach strategies and schemes