Low Emission Capacity Building Programme (LECB) for Malaysia

What is the project about?


Malaysia ratified the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on July 13, 1994 and the Kyoto Protocol on 4 September 2002. As part of the obligations assumed as a party of the UNFCCC, the Government of Malaysia submitted its Initial National Communication in 2000 and the Second National Communication was submitted in January of 2011 with the help of the UNDP/GEF.

At COP 15 in Copenhagen, on the basis of transfer of technology and financial support from developed countries, the voluntary aspiration sets forward the country’s overarching strategy for development in a low carbon partway, demonstrating its commitment to address GHG emissions in the context of sustainable development. Subsequently, it is further augmented with the National Policy on Climate Change and National Green Technology Policy, which together set the foundation for low emission development strategy (LEDS) for the country.

The LECB project is to assist Malaysia in enhancing national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory systems, promoting the uptake of nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMA) as well as designing measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV) framework that ultimately serves national priorities for LEDS.

What do we hope to accomplish?

From the project, there are three key areas which will be accomplished:

1.       The GHG Inventory System fulfils national sustainable development requirements and international commitments.

2.       National initiatives on mitigation are enhanced through NAMAs in the main industrial GHG emitting sectors that contribute to voluntary emission reduction aspiration.

3.       National and sectoral MRV systems are designed with pilot activities in the main industrial GHG emitting sectors. 

Who finances it?

Year Donor Amount
2012 EU $24,8480
2013 EU $80,830
2014 EU $120,000
Total allocated resources  
2013 - 15
EU $802,500
Delivery in previous fiscal year  
Year Donor
2012-2014 EU
2015 EU $326,763

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