Design and put in place institutional structures and processes

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1.1 Institutional Structure for LEDS

Key Products

LEDS team in place with clearly defined roles and responsibilities

Guiding principles and objectives (reviewed by government advisory body and stakeholder group)

Plan and budget for ensuring engaged and sustained national leadership

Clarified role of stakeholders (public and private) and international partners


What are best practices in forming a stakeholder team?

Establishment of country planning groups early in the LEDS process can help to ensure diverse participation and broadly beneficial outcomes. As an initial step, scoping teams can review best practices and examples of how country planning groups have been successfully established. Through a country-led process, informed by this background research, a primary stakeholder group, technical teams, and a high-level government advisory group can be formed to provide input, feedback, and guidance during each stage of preparing the LEDS. The following steps can be taken to establish a country planning group:

1. Establish interim country planning group or steering committee, and any sub-groups as needed.

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2. Review examples of how climate teams have worked together in other countries on low emission planning.

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3. Begin considering which agency or agencies will be responsible for the implementation of the LEDS

4. Once this initial review has been completed, establish criteria for the composition and participation of country planning teams in order to broadly represent the public and private sectors and civil society.

Once those criteria have been established, teams can be formed drawing from a diverse group of interested parties. The following table provides a breakdown of the potential composition and roles of these country planning groups.

Example Structure for Country Planning Groups
Key Country Planning Groups Composition Roles
Primary Stakeholder Group (domestic)
  • National government (e.g., social welfare, rural development, finance, water, utilities, and transportation agencies)
  • State and local governments
  • Business, academic, environmental, religious, and labor communities
  • Leads the process
  • Makes policy decisions
Technical Teams (domestic and international)
  • In-country, sector-specific technical experts, e.g., from public- and private-sector research institutions, universities
  • International technical experts
  • Conduct technical work
  • Analyze policy options and design implementation plans
High-level Government Advisory Group (domestic)
  • Senior-level representatives from government ministries, businesses, and civil society
  • Reviews and guides throughout the process
  • Endorses stakeholder decisions and supports implementation