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Low Emissions Development Strategy Global Partnership (LEDS GP)

The Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) is a partnership of more than 160 countries and international programmes. It aims to enhance coordination, information exchange, and cooperation to advance climate-resilient low emissions growth. CDKN became the co-secretariat of LEDS GP in 2015, along with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and coordinates the knowledge management and communications for the Partnership.

CDKN has been involved in the Partnership since its founding in 2011. Since then, a great deal of progress has been made, including the creation of a steering committee, with CDKN elected as its chair. The Partnership enjoys diverse developing country membership and participation, and has developed a work programme including more than ten topical working groups, such as planning and finance. The Partnership has formed LEDS regional networks in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

In the regional platforms, participants collaborate on joint LEDS activities, raise the profile of individual countries’ needs, and cultivate broader support for LEDS. Participants say they have benefited considerably from peer-to-peer learning.

Please see the LEDS homepage for more information, including publications and resources, and information on how to join LEDS.

CDKN has produced a number of resources on its experience with LEDS. Please find them below.

POLICY BRIEF: Case Studies on Low Emission Development: Nepal’s District Climate and Energy Plans
PROJECT: National Financing Strategies for Implementation of Low Carbon Development Strategies
OPINION: Learning and Leading on LEDS workshop – one year on
OPINION: Why do low emissions development strategies matter?
OPINION: No ‘cookie cutters’: we’ll do LEDS our own way
OPINION: LEDS Asia is shaping up
FEATURE: Innovative learning partnerships flourish on climate-resilient, low-emissions development