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LEDS GP factsheet: The Benefits Assessment Working Group

Understanding the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS) on broader development goals is of growing interest around the world. Among others, these goals include reducing poverty, enhancing economic growth, creating jobs, improving health and local environmental quality, expanding energy and water access, and facilitating gender equity. The LEDS GP Benefits Assessment Working Group aims to assist institutions in identifying, evaluating and building awareness of the impacts – positive or negative – of LEDS measures on a country’s social, economic and environmental development goals.

The Benefits Assessment Working Group aims to support informed decision-making by considering how policies and programs that are intended to meet a goal may impact other development priorities. Development goals – such as economic growth, job creation and raising standards of living – are the top priority for governments around the world. The Working Group helps to identify and understand how a government program or policy not only addresses this goal (or goals), but also the related objectives in the areas of public health, energy access, air quality and others.

To find out more about the Benefits Working Group in action, download the factsheet here.


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