The Africa Low Emissions Development Strategies

The overall objective of the project is to assist African countries in developing local knowledge and expertise to formulate, establish necessary implementation capacity and implement concrete LEDS policies and plans for low emission, climate-resilient, and resource efficient socio-economic development consistent with implementation of their respective INDCs. Specific objectives include to: Collaborate with African LEDS leaders in defining, building support, enhancing knowledge and capacity and launching implementation at policy and ground level, of pathways for low emission, climate resilient socio-economic development consistent with implementation of INDCs; Strengthen networking and peer-to-peer exchange to support rigorous LEDS analysis and modeling and catalyze LEDS policies and ground actions consistent with INDC implementation across African countries; Develop an evidence base on the economic, social, and environmental implications of low emission development in a southern context, and ensure political leaders and stakeholders own this knowledge to support development and implementation of LEDS policies and ground actions consistent with INDCs and satisfying both socio-economic priorities and environmental & climate objectives.