In this edition of Outlook, we are focusing especially on Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS). The first article: “Togo and Cameroon assess their sustainable energy potentials” highlights the finding that both countries have a long way to go if their energy policies are to support ecodevelopment. The second article on “Renewable energy pathway for Central America” focuses on how government subsidies for fossil fuel use have diverted public funds from renewable energy investment.