Analyze qualitatively development and climate impacts from pursuing low-emission technologies and measures to inform the next step

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Stage 3

Key Products

  • Qualitative impact assessment of priority improved practices or technologies
  • List of criteria or indicators to measure impacts

Technologies and initiatives considered under LEDS can directly and indirectly contribute to development and long-term climate resiliency goals.

  • Establish preliminary near-and long-term emissions and development goals and secure endorsement of goals by public and private sector leaders

Drawing from this identification of climate and development goals for the country and the techno-economic analyses, at this step technical teams and stakeholders can work together to qualitatively assess potential impacts of technology and land-use initiatives and how these might support climate and development goals.

  • Potential impacts that could be qualitatively assessed include:
  • Economic: employment, job creation, income, food production, rural electrification and stability in supply, terms of trade, energy intensity and cost impacts in industry, buildings, and transportation
  • Social: urban and rural development, literacy, health impacts, education, innovation
  • Environmental: climate resiliency; air, soil, and water quality, water use, biodiversity, GHG emissions

From this qualitative assessment, the teams can also begin to identify criteria or indicators to measure these impacts. One example of a guide for establishing such criteria is: Energy Indicators for Sustainable Development: Guidelines and Methodologies. Country studies using this framework can also be reviewed at: Country studies for Brazil, Cuba, Lithuania, Mexico, Russian Federation, Slovakia and Thailand


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