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Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP)

The Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) was founded in 2011 to facilitate peer learning, technical cooperation and information exchange to support the formation and implementation of low emission development strategies. It has a focus on support to developing countries and regions.

Through peer networking and bringing together support programmes with live policy processes, LEDS GP helps to build the capability of practitioners and progress low emission development in a practical way.

Low emission development strategies simultaneously:

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
  • increase resilience to climate change impacts; and
  • achieve social, economic and environmental development goals.

These strategies include national climate change laws, green growth strategies and plans, sectoral plans for low emission development, Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the 2015 Paris Agreement under the UNFCCC.

Our team based at ODI leads on LEDS GP’s knowledge management, partnerships, and communications activities. LEDS GP works on four priority themes:

  1. Peer learning: convening LEDS practitioners to share experiences, lessons, and good practices through workshops, a Fellowship program, remote forums, and communities of practice.
  2. Technical assistance: the LEDS GP Remote Expert Assistance on LEDS (REAL) service facilitates cooperation and develops, improves, shares, and enables access to analysis, tools and data, technical reports, good practice studies, and communication products.
  3. Knowledge resources: acting as a knowledge broker to enable practitioners to champion LEDS and NDCs.
  4. Early mover projects: supporting progress in specific aspects of LEDS and NDCs.


Andrew Scott, Leo Roberts, Mairi Dupar, Charlie Zajicek

Supported by


  1. Resource guide for NDC finance