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Scaling Up Ambitious Leadership: Learning by Doing for Strong Implementation Coalitions

As of: October 2021

The implementation of the Paris Agreement is a huge challenge for states and societies all over the world. The projects supports coalitions of committed stakeholders in order to overcome these challenges and enable ambitious climate policies. Using innovative methods, it brings together representatives of civil society, academia and politics who develop mutual ideas for strategic climate policy planning, climate projects and multilateral cooperation. In particular, the project aims to promote synergies between domestic and international policy, mitigation and adaptation, and existing projects. The project focuses on outlining visions and transitions for 1.5°-2°C futures that materialise by 2050.

State of implementation/results

  • The project methodology and management processes were developed, discussed and trialled with national teams. This included:
    • On boarding of teams and participants.
    • Baseline reports in all project countries, with initial interviews.
    • Continuing engagement with local and international research and university groups, local foundations, and civil society, to act in and collaborate with the project.
    • Scrum framework development and participant onboarding.
    -- The knowledge management and research component was advanced by:*
  • Developing quantitative emission and cost accounting models for 2 -1.5° development trajectories.
  • Assigning responsibilities.
  • Establishing ethic protocols for the collection and use of information and data.
  • A working group has been set up with the Ministry of Environment of South Africa on 2050 visions of a low carbon and climate resilient future, and on the methodology to advance this, to present to the Presidential Climate Change Commission (P4C).
  • A monthly seminar to discuss energy topics and outline visions and transitions for 1.5-2°C futures by 2050 in Mexico was launched.
  • Workshops with the Dominican Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development (MEPYD) to outline climate related 2050 visions and inform the 2030 National Development Strategy review have taken place. – An initial 2050 vision and green recovery concept has been developed in Lebanon, and presented to political parties.
  • Further informations on the current project activities are available on the webpage of the project (
  • Project data

    Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Mexico, South Africa

    Implementing organisation:
    Economic and Social Research Consortium (CIES) - Peru

    Political partner(s):
    • Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) - South Africa
    • Ministry of Energy (SENER) - Mexico
    • Ministry of Environment - Lebanon
    • Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) - Mexico
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) - Mexico
    • National Council for Climate Change and the Clean Development Mechanism - Dominican Republic

    Implementing partner(s):
    • Energeia network

    BMU grant:
    2.990.528,00 €

    04/2020  till  09/2023

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