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Remote Expert Assistance on LEDS Partner Organizations

The Remote Expert Assistance on LEDS (REAL) service partners with other low-emission development strategy (LEDS) climate-focused and policy technical assistance programs and services. By leveraging the resources, networks, and expertise available through these partner organizations, we can provide wide-ranging access to experts in a variety of LEDS fields in a host of countries.

Ultimately, relevant LEDS Global Partnership working groups and partners provide assistance through the REAL service.

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Clean Energy Solutions Center

The Clean Energy Solutions Center, a partnership between the Clean Energy Ministerial and UN-Energy, helps governments design and adopt policies and programs that support the deployment of transformational low-carbon technologies. The Solutions Center serves as a first-stop clearinghouse of clean energy policy reports, data, and tools and provides expert assistance and peer-to-peer learning forums. It shares all its resources across countries, and partners with many governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as international institutions.

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Climate Technology Centre and Network

The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) is the operational arm of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’sTechnology Mechanism. It is hosted and managed by the United Nations Environment Programme in collaboration with United Nations Industrial Development Organization and with the support of 11 Centres of Excellence located in developing and developed countries.

The CTCN promotes accelerated, diversified and scaled-up transfer of environmentally sound technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation, in developing countries, in line with their sustainable development priorities. As defined by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, climate technologies cover any piece of equipment, technique, practical knowledge or skills for performing a particular activity that can be used to face climate change. The CTCN manages technical assistance requests from developing countries. It also delivers responses; and fosters collaboration and access to information and knowledge to accelerate climate technology transfer, and strengthens networks, partnerships and capacity building for climate technology transfer.


Climate & Development Knowledge Network

The Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development. CDKN’s principal activities include research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. CDKN partners with decision-makers in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors nationally, regionally, and globally. CDKN’s principal network comprises least-developed countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.


Climate Technology Initiative’s Private Finance Advisory Network

The Climate Technology Initiative’s Private Finance Advisory Network (PFAN) is a multilateral, public-private partnership initiated by the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) in cooperation with the UNFCCC Expert Group on Technology Transfer. PFAN operates to bridge the gap between investments and clean energy businesses. CTI PFAN’s principal regions of focus are Asia, Latin America, and Africa.


United Nations Development Programme

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP supports several development focus areas including climate finance. Under this program, UNDP assists countries with formulating and implementing green, low-emission and climate-resilient development strategies (Green LECRDS) drawing upon the experience and information generated by UNDP’s support for climate change adaptation and mitigation projects and National Communications to the UNFCCC in some 140 countries over the past decade.



Established in 1984 with the mission of achieving "sustainable energy for everyone", Ecofys has become the leading expert in renewable energy, energy & carbon efficiency, energy systems & markets as well as energy & climate policies. The unique synergy between those areas of expertise is the key to its success. Ecofys creates smart, effective, practical and sustainable solutions for and with public and corporate clients all over the world. With offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, China and the US, Ecofys employs over 250 experts dedicated to solving energy and climate challenges. Ecofys has a long track experience in the context of international climate negotiations as an advisor to different institutions on climate finance and mitigation issues. Ecofys has been supporting a range of developing countries on access to climate finance from both public and private sources for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and Low Carbon Development Strategies (LCDS) through helping to design financial mechanisms and business plans in the context of NAMA proposals. Furthermore, Ecofys has a broad expertise on energy and climate related policy instruments, including set-up of national finance vehicles (e.g. Public Private Partnerships).