Publication: Launch of “Real Practice” Studies on Collaborative Climate Action in Kenya, the Philippines and Colombia


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 aims to increase capacity for local development planning and channeling climate finance to some of Kenya’s most vulnerable regions, the CCCF evolved to encompass mitigation measures and effectively influenced national climate policy. The CCCFs are now a key component in a comprehensive national planning and financing framework that strengthens capacity and channels finance to community-driven climate action priorities. This study presents the very practical elements that can make this strategy successful.

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 in several areas of the country, which represents a major challenge to effective and collaborative climate action planning at the local level. Ormoc City has turned things around. The city uses its climate planning process as a means for achieving improved governance, honed technical capacity, and participatory citizen engagement. This study gives insight into how exactly Ormoc is doing it.

Colombia’s Regional Climate Change Nodes are designed to integrate the responses by different levels of government.

The Nodes have been in operation for ten years and were institutionalised by national Decree in 2016 in nine regions across Colombia’s territory. The same Decree also established the national Intersectoral Climate Change Commission.Currently, each of the nine Nodes is at a unique stage of development. Some, like the Eje Cafetero Node, have strong foundations and have been able to secure finance for their climate change projects. While the Nodes have great potential to deliver on the promise to advance concerted climate solutions by different government levels and actors, they are currently not achieving a transformative impact due to a number of barriers. 2020 is a crucial year for the Nodes. The Colombian Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development (MinAmbiente) is developing new regulations that are essential in shaping the future of climate governance in the country. This case study provides insight into the Nodes’ practical experiences and offers recommendations to guide the regulatory process in 2020.

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

Watch this spot for the fourth and last Real Practice Study on South Africa soon to come.