Publication: Launch of Kenyan and Philippine “Real Practice” Study on Collaborative Climate Action

15/10/2020

The V-LED Real Practices in Collaborative Climate Action respond to the demand for real-life examples and practical knowledge about multi-level climate governance and collaborative action.

Kenya has pioneered a climate change governance mechanism to increase finance for local climate action.

The Kenyan County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) consists of climate legislation enacted by county governments and a county-controlled fund that finances climate projects identified and prioritised by local communities. Originally designed by a multi-stakeholder coalition with the aim to increase capacity for local development planning and climate change adaptation in some of Kenya’s most vulnerable regions, the CCCF evolved to encompass mitigation measures and effectively influenced national climate policy. The CCCF is a key component in a comprehensive national planning and financing framework that strengthens capacity and channels money from international and national sources to community-driven climate action priorities. Successful and sustainable CCCFs ensure local ownership and guarantee an annual budget drawn from counties own-funds.

Ormoc City in the Philippines is leveraging climate finance by building strong partnerships.

Local governments in the Philippines use their local climate action plans—and the planning and coordination processes behind them—as a collaborative tool to drive transformative actions on the ground. Despite the existence of an elaborate local planning scheme that municipalities are required to follow, a siloed approach continues to be the norm, which represents a major challenge to effective and collaborative climate action planning at the local level. Cross-sector coordination was improved by the Climate Change Commission (CCC) taking over a role as intermediary between national agencies and local government. But the CCC does not yet have the full capacity to fulfil this role and effectively facilitate two-way communication. This Real Practices features the case of Ormoc City.

Find V-LED’s Real Practices in Collaborative Climate Action here.

Watch this spot for more Real Practice Studies soon to come.