Climate Helpdesk



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


Important Announcement

The Climate Helpdesk provides targeted technical assistance to developing countries, government agencies, and other members to advance ambitious climate action.
The Global Secretariat of the LEDS GP is currently transitioning from GIZ in Germany to NREL in the U.S. and will not be receiving new requests for assistance between the last quarter of 2021 and the first quarter of 2022.

We invite you to resubmit your request for technical assistance in the second quarter of 2022.
Thank you for your understanding and interest in the Climate Helpdesk.
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Ad hoc support for NDCs, LT LEDS, and transparency systems

Do you need support in designing, implementing, or updating your Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), low emission development strategy (LEDS), or transparency systems? The Climate Helpdesk is available. It is a global advisory network providing rapid, high-quality, short-term technical assistance for developing countries. The Secretariat of the Climate Helpdesk is hosted by NREL in Colorado.

Request Assistance

The Climate Helpdesk accepts requests from developing countries and government agencies. Technical and other institutions and organizations, that are working directly with national governments to plan and implement their NDCs, LEDS, or transparency systems, may also request support if endorsed by the national UNFCCC focal point or the Ministry of Environment.

To request support, please send an email to

The Climate Helpdesk in Action

Tools for NDC updates and NDC implementation such as for assessing LEDS/NDCs baselines, goals, technology, policy options, pathways, and impacts

Strategies and measures for mobilizing private and public investment in NDC and LEDS priorities

Methods and resources for linking national and subnational governments in the LEDS and NDC planning and implementation processes

Policies and programs for implementing climate-resilient low-emission measures in the energy, waste, agriculture, forestry, and other land use (AFOLU) and transport sectors

Alignment of NDCs and LTS

Review of GHG inventories for specific sectors

Preparation for the submission of the Biennial Update Report (BUR) and the future Biennial Transparency Report (BTR)

Establishing sustainable and robust transparency systems, including appropriate institutional arrangements

For more information, please consult our brochure