How We Work

How We Work

The LEDS Global Partnership is an incubator for knowledge and solutions that can be scaled up, leading the way to climate-resilient low-emission development. 


LEDS GP engages leaders from over 300 institutions across government agencies, technical institutes, international agencies, and NGOs. It operates through regional platforms in Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and has five technical global working groups and a global secretariat. Developing country leaders in each region set priorities for learning, collaboration, and advisory support delivered collectively through the Partnership.

The LEDS GP is a  platform of climate leaders, that is owned by its members – providing an enabling environment for collaborative and ambitious climate action, learning and peer to peer exchange.


The Partnership is coordinated by a global secretariat hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). It was previously hosted by GIZ, from February 2019 to March 2022 and is guided by a global steering committee. It follows the Latimer House Principles.

The network has an innovative devolved and distributed leadership structure that places national needs at its heart.


The Global Partnership links practitioners and policymakers through a network of three dynamic regional platforms and five cross-cutting working groups.

Knowledge Base

It supports effective development and implementation of new LEDS by national and subnational governments worldwide. To achieve this, the LEDS GP harnesses the collective knowledge and resources of its global membership – drawn from 79 countries plus international donor and technical organizations, and involving over 300 institutions.

Membership is free to organizations, individuals and governments working to promote LEDS, LTS and NDCs at local, national, regional and global levels.

Regional & Crosscutting

LEDS GP operates through an innovative distributed leadership model. Regional institutions manage the platforms for Africa, Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean, and their national and regional members identify key priorities.

Implementation happens through three Regional Platforms:

Africa LEDS Partnership


Asia LEDS Partnership