Clarify role of international partners

From Open Energy Information

Stage 1

Establish International Partnerships

There has been a proliferation of new programs across the globe focused on Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) and closely related issues, such as MRV and NAMAs. As a result of the number and scale of the various initiatives underway it will be critically important to ensure that these programs complement one another and avoid duplication of efforts through ongoing information exchange and coordination. Increased coordination will allow us to leverage the resources and expertise brought to bear by other agencies and programs, enable exchange of best practices and lessons learned, effectively engage both developing and developed country partners, and contribute to the achievement of our environmental and development goals.

The LEDS Working Group and the Coordinated Low Emissions Assistance Network (CLEAN) are working collaboratively to support coordination of LEDS activities amongst country partners, donors and practitioners internationally.

Land Use Partnerships

International partners can assist countries in identifying aspects of their land management that are critical to address, identifying parts of other landscape and REDD+ initiatives that need further development, linking countries to international technical and financial assistance, and engaging the private and civil society sectors for feedback and support.

For example, if a landscape LEDS prioritizes increasing the financial viability of its timber industry while improving its environmental impact and reducing emissions, an international partner can identify components of the framework that focus on evaluating industry practices and selecting best practices. International partners can work with country officials to establish a customized process for implementing new industry standards and accessing market benefits (like Forest Stewardship Certification – FSC) for these sustainably produced goods.