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LEDS GP Energy Working Group factsheet (October 2015)

The Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) Energy Working Group
seeks to support innovative and effective sustainable energy solutions. The Working Group advances
low-emission development in the global energy sector by facilitating learning and information
exchange, sharing best practices, offering advisory services, and providing enhanced opportunities for
collaboration on low emission strategy building and specific implementation activities. It is a demand-driven
network of hundreds of national governments, multilateral institutions, private practitioners
and non-governmental organizations involved in the energy sector. It supports the regional LEDS
GP platforms and operates in close collaboration with other sectorial platforms and the LEDS GP
Secretariat. Membership is open to all interested parties.

Signature projects
These targeted projects respond to the current knowledge and information gaps identified by the Energy Working
Group, the regional LEDS platforms and/or countries participating in the LEDS GP. They have high global relevance
and are implemented in close collaboration with all regional platforms:

  • Developing communities of practice for designing LEDS on energy. As an effective peer-to- peer learning
    opportunity for participants from LEDS country teams, the Working Group plans to form communities of practice
    around energy-related LEDS and policy issues. Participants will work jointly on one specifi c challenge they face in
    their domestic planning and decision-making process (e.g. levelized cost of energy scenario-building; installing an
    independent regulator; designing a feed-in tariff), supported by leading global experts on the issue. The number
    of issues offered will depend on demand and available funding. Topics will be chosen in consultation with the
    regional LEDS platforms.
  • The energy data crowdsourcing platform. This open-source energy technology database is intended to allow
    users to contribute LEDS data openly, including the data needed for standard LEDS energy modeling tools and
    wiser energy sector decision-making. Using a cloud-based platform, the data crowdsourcing platform will provide
    technology- and geography-specific LEDS energy data to public and private decision- makers and the general
    public. It will rely on information sharing by LEDS members and will provide the information free of charge.