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The LEDS GP 2017 Work Plan

We’re pleased to share the 2017 LEDS GP Work Plan, which identifies the upcoming activities and opportunities across the Partnership in the upcoming year. 

During a strategic meeting in the margins of the 22nd Conference of the Parties held in Marrakech, November 2016, the LEDS GP Steering Committee discussed ways in which the LEDS GP could deepen impact through to 2020. This annual work program builds on the outcomes of this strategic meeting and identifies pathways for strengthening activities around the financial, political, technological, and institutional capacities of countries in implementing low emission development strategies (LEDS) and nationally determined contributions (NDCs).

LEDS GP is pursuing three outcomes in 2017:

  1. Changes in the influence and capability of practitioners to increase the quality and ambition of LEDS and NDCs and progress in their implementation, through learning-by-doing, innovation, and technical assistance
  2. Changes in the knowledge and attitudes of practitioners through collaboration and exchange of relevant, context-specific knowledge and resources in specific LEDS and NDC areas
  3. Changes in the quality, relevance and usability of the LEDS and NDC evidence base through practitioners filtering, consolidating, and brokering information to address their knowledge and resource needs

Work Plan highlights

Africa Minigrids Early Mover Support and Community of Practice – The Africa LEDS Partnership (AfLP) and the Energy Working Group will provide in depth technical support for up to three Power Africa countries in 2017. In addition, a community of practice will be formed to deliver two in person training sessions on minigrids design (first session to take place at the Africa Carbon Forum in June), document lessons learned and good practices, and provide advisory support to additional countries in the region.

Bioelectricity Early Mover Support and Community of Practice – After successfully piloting the 2016 Bioelectricity Community of Practice (CoP) with three online sessions and one in person training session, LEDS LAC will continue to work with the Energy Working Group to deliver in depth technical support to two countries in LAC that participated in the Community of Practice in 2016, advancing specific policies or programs defined in their roadmap. Other countries will continue to engage in the Community of Practice, share lessons of their processes and benefit from light advisory support.

Renewable Energy Grid Integration Training, Early Mover Support and Community of Practice in Asia – The Asia LEDS Partnership (ALP) and the Energy Working Group will deliver in depth technical support to selected countries in central Asia on renewable energy grid integration, with support from USAID. A community of practice will be formed to capture the learning and disseminate knowledge and provide light advisory support to additional countries in Asia.

Africa AFOLU Hub – The AfLP and the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) Working Group are forming a regional hub which focusses on AFOLU-related challenges within the continent; crowding in technical advisory support. The Hub will provide support to AfLP country members on tools and approaches for mobilizing investment for implementing NDC measures in the AFOLU sector.

Integration of REDD+ and LEDS – In depth analysis of Guatemala and Peru on linkages of REDD+ and LEDS, coupled with peer learning activities to disseminate knowledge and training in the regional event. LEDS LAC and the AFOLU Working Group will conduct a mapping of actors and initiatives/gaps of those working on linkages between REDD+ and LEDS in order to inform proposals for further support to LAC countries in 2017 and beyond.

Multilevel Governance Early Mover Support and Communities of Practice – The Subnational Integration Working Group, the ALP, and LEDS LAC are supporting the launch of communities of practices in Asia and LAC. Country teams will be composed of a variety of institutions that will work together to strengthen multilevel governance aspects of LEDS and NDC implementation through training, targeted technical support, case studies, and peer learning forums.

Fuel Economy Standards and Clean Public Transport Fleets Community of Practice and Early Mover Support – The Transport Working Group and the ALP will run in depth training to countries in Asia on transport fuel economy standards and clean public transport fleets. Support includes virtual and in person training sessions, with dissemination of lessons and approaches through webinars and knowledge materials. The first peer learning session will take place in May 2017.

Early mover project on strengthening the transport component of NDCs in LAC – LEDS LAC and the Transport Working Group are supporting countries in LAC on topics related to fuel economy standards, clean transport technologies, and mobility sharing, with engagement of additional countries through a community of practice.

Integrated Mitigation and Resilience Learning and Assistance
LEDS LAC and Euroclima are providing thought leadership, peer learning activities, and technical support on integrating adaptation and mitigation with a special focus on measurement, reporting, and verification (MRV).

Africa LEDS Planning and Climate/Energy Modeling – Led by the Africa LEDS Partnership, European Commission, UNEP, and LEDS GP, the Africa LEDS Project will support LEDS and NDC planning, modeling and implementation support in eight countries in Africa (Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Zambia), with broader regional training component within five sub regions of Africa.

A Private Investment Mobilization Assistance and Early Mover Support across Africa, Asia and LAC – With support from the IKI NDC Cluster and U.S. Government, a key priority for 2017 will be in depth technical support to countries for mobilizing private investments. Communities of practice will be formed to disseminate lessons to other countries through knowledge management products and virtual and in person regional peer learning forums.

Regional Peer-Learning Exchanges and a Global NDC Conference – LEDS GP continues to provide peer learning support through global and regional events. This year our global event will be delivered together with GIZ and UNDP for the IKI NDC Cluster, in collaboration with the NDC Partnership. Regional events will be held later in the year.

Access our 2017 Work Plan for more information on what we’re planning for the coming year and how this will be distributed across our Regional Platforms and Working Groups.

Download the LEDS GP Work Plan

If you have any questions or would like to join any of the activities mentioned in the Work Plan, please write to

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