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Advocating for upscaling for local climate solutions as Eco Village Development as a mean to strengthen pro-poor climate agenda in South Asia

Development objective: The overall objective of the project is to strengthen development for reducing poverty in ways that limit greenhouse gas emissions (mitigate climate change) and adapt to climate change in South Asia by better including local climate mitigation and adaptation solutions in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and relevant SDGs, and as well as in proposals from South Asia for international negotiations such as within the UNFCCC.

Intervention objective: The intervention objective of the project is to influence national decision-makers, including climate negotiators, to be aware of and better include local climate mitigation and adaptation solutions in their national implementation plans of the Paris Agreement and relevant SDGs, and as well as in their proposals for and documentation to international negotiations such as the UNFCCC. The local solutions shall be integrated solutions that together can form a low-carbon development path (transition) and visualize a prosperous development for villages, based on proven, local successes, also known as Eco-Village Development (EVD) solutions. Most focus will be on villages in rural areas, where the majority of the population lives in South Asia.

News and Events

Regional, International :"South Asia Regional Meeting "Next Steps Towards Scaling up of Eco Village Development (EVD) Solutions" 12-13 February, 2018. Dhaka , Bangladesh. Main partners and representatives participated: Idea Kandy, Leel Randeni, Ministry of Mahaweli development and Environment, Gunnar B Olesen , Santosh Kumar PatnaikShovana Maharjan ,Judit Szoleczky Lykke Valentin ,Mahmodul Hasan Tareq ,INSEDA, Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) Crt-Nepal ,lINFORSE ,Wafd Organiztion. Mr Leel Randeni joined with IDEA to present the Bluegreen villages programme at the event.


National: Request to Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment to get a representative to present the 10000 Bluegreen villages programme at the EVD regional event held at Dhaka. And the request was fulfilled, the ministry nominating Mr Leel Randeni to represent the government. 16/01/2018

District /Divisional: NGO Progress Review Meeting in Matale District Office, 28/12/2017 , Matale , Participants: Dumindu Herath , Purpose: To Share the EVD experiences through a presentation with the Matale district officials and other local and National, International (OXFAM), NGOs and CBOs. Impacts: Follow-ups by NGOs with experience shared

National: Linking up with Gramashakthi People’s Movement

5-day in-house ToT in Village development planning (PRAs) for Development officers, in the Matale District day 08.12.2017 -12.12.2017 , Organized by IDEA in Collaboration with Matale District Secretariat, Venue- Matale. Purpose: Linking Gramashakthi planning activities with EVD. Capacity building of Village development officials in Matale district to carry our PRAs in villages while training other development officials. Impact: propagation of EVD activities within local government and almost 80% of trainees have made VDPs