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Climate Helpdesk

Connecting members with world-class experts and peers on low emission development and NDC implementation

Our services

The Climate Helpdesk provides no-cost technical assistance to developing countries on NDC implementation and Low Emission Development  Strategies (LEDS) analysis, including subnational integration and linkages with climate resilience, finance, energy, transportation, and waste questions. The Climate Helpdesk also offers support with preparation of biennial update reports (BURs), establishing sustainable and robust Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems, and preparation for the Enhanced Transparency Framework and climate reporting requirements under the UNFCCC. It is a joint service of the three global initiatives LEDS GP, the Partnership on Transparency in the Paris Agreement (PATPA), and the NDC Support Cluster, in cooperation with the NDC Partnership.

We also offer developing country government agencies from all regions quick response expert advice on design and implementation of long-term strategies in the following areas:

  • Energy sector transformation visions and pathways and implications for near-term policies, plans, and investments
  • Transportation sector transformation visions and pathways and implications for near-term policies, plans, and investments
  • Agriculture, forests, and land-use transformation visions and pathways and implications for near-term policies, plans, and investments
  • Coordinated national and subnational long-term strategies and governance and linkage to near-term action

Climate Helpdesk impacts

LEDS GP provided expert review of Kenya’s Climate Change Framework Policy. Experts from six different institutions and governments provided valuable suggestions to strengthen Kenya’s Framework for Climate Change Policy, including suggestions on strengthening monitoring and evaluation indicators and benefits of the policy, among others. Comments provided by the LEDS GP experts were incorporated into the revised version of the policy which was validated by the Cabinet and presented to the Parliament for approval. This policy will provide a framework for action that promotes low carbon development in Kenya and is an important milestone in the country’s path for developing its economy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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The no-cost Climate Helpdesk service is available to government representatives and technical institutes assisting them in advancing climate resilient low emission development and achieving mitigation commitments.

Climate Helpdesk experts

Spanning more than 30 institutions, our pool of experts have a wide range of areas of expertise. In addition, LEDS GP leverages resources and over 60 experts available through our partner institutions.

A small selection of our experts are featured here:

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