Connecting the experts with the users - Remote Expert Assistance on LEDS

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Data and Tools
26 August 2014

The Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership is connecting the world’s leading LEDS experts with  developing country government agencies and initiatives, through a new interactive virtual service called REAL.

Remote Expert Assistance on LEDS (REAL), enables developing countries to seek professional advice on topics related to LEDS analysis, energy, finance, transportation and waste. The service is open to The service is available to developing country government agencies or initiatives—as well as their consultants, technical institutions, and nongovernment organizations—working on LEDS plans and implementation. Before requesting assistance, a country must join the LEDS Global Partnership.

The REAL service coordinates with a number of partners including the Clean Energy Solutions Center,, the Climate Technology Centre on in-depth climate technology assistance, and the Climate & Development Knowledge Network on climate finance negotiation assistance .

REAL provides the following types of assistance for developing countries:

  • Reviewing draft strategies
  • Analysing optional measures or analytical approaches
  • Compiling data and information
  • Sharing approaches that other countries have conducted
  • Facilitating networking links with peers
  • Advising on and providing links to other programs for more in-depth assistance

REAL experts provide these services via phone or email at no cost and a country may submit multiple, successive requests, including follow-on inquiries.

LEDS Global Partnership expert teams can also provide assistance on the following topics:

  • Methods and tools for assessing LEDS baselines and goals; technology and policy options and pathways; and impacts
  • Strategies and measures for mobilising private and public investment in LEDS priorities
  • Policies and programs for implementing climate-resilient low emission energy, waste, and transport measures

In collaboration with LEDS GP, REAL was developed and is supported by the U.S. State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development  and the  National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

For more information please visit the LEDS GP website.