Stage 1: Organizing the LEDS Process
- 2.1. Assess current country plans, policies, practices, and capacities
- 2.2. Compile lessons learned and good practices from ongoing and previous sustainable development efforts in the country
- 2.3. Assess public and private sector capacity to support initiatives
- 2.4. Assess and improve the national GHG inventory and other economic and resource data as needed for LEDS development
- Greenhouse Gas Inventory Development Toolkit
- 3a. Analytical Decision Making - Developing BAU Scenario
- 3b. Analytical Decision Making - Assessing Opportunities
- 3b.1. Assess technical potential for sector technologies
- Renewable Energy Technical Potential Toolkit
- Building Energy Assessment Toolkit
- Power System Screening and Design Toolkit
- Land Use Assessment Toolkit
- Bioenergy Assessment Toolkit
- Transportation Assessment Toolkit
- 3b.2. Assess economic and market potential of technologies and initiatives
- Clean Energy Market Analysis Toolkit
- 3b.3. Prioritize development options
- 3c. Analytical Decision Making - Developing and Assessing Low Emissions Development Scenarios
- 3c.1. Develop low emissions growth scenarios
- 3c.2. Assess institutional framework for LEDS
- Financing Initiatives Toolkit
- Policy and Program Design Toolkit
- 3c.3. Assess in-depth contributions of selected scenarios to goals across sectors
- Land-use Scenario Analysis Toolkit
- Energy System and Scenario Analysis Toolkit
- 3c.4. Perform multi-criteria impact analysis and assess stakeholder responses
- Clean Energy Impact Assessment Tool
- Sustainable Land-use Impact Assessment Toolkit
1.0 Organize the LEDS process
Organizing the LEDS Process provides an opportunity for countries to consider LEDS in the context of national development priorities and existing climate-related programs. Organizing the LEDS process begins with:
- Establishing a vision and aligning LEDS with development goals;
- Designing an institutional structure to support LEDS implementation;
- Linking national and subnational LEDS.
A clear vision for long-term, transformative LEDS is driven by high-level political support and consensus building with stakeholders across government, private, and civil institutions. A strong cross-sectoral, whole-of-government institutional structure to support the LEDS process helps to ensure robustness and longevity of LEDS.
A clear vision for LEDS:
- Provides a common purpose for national, subnational, and regional targets and action;
- Defines a desired end-state for long-term, transformative change;
- Creates a framework for the development of concrete short-term and medium-term goals aligned with national and subnational objectives;
- Is driven by high-level political leadership;
- Is aligned with, and supported by, the political leadership of the country.
The LEDS vision is unique to the needs and objectives of a given country and can evolve over time.
To ensure that LEDS incorporates actions and studies already undertaken, stakeholder groups can begin with an initial review of country-specific analyses and data (e.g., GHG emissions inventory, carbon supply curves, climate technology needs assessments), current climate initiatives (national and international) and existing clean energy, land use, and market readiness initiatives.
Stakeholders can then use this generalized framework to map out a process for a LEDS that effectively incorporates current activities and identifies remaining gaps.