CCS Supports Guatemala LEDS Policies Design

CCS Supports Guatemala LEDS Policies Design

GUATEMALA CITY. In November, the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS), RTI International, and Guatemala government agencies and stakeholders launched the 4th year of the USAID/Low Emission Development Strategies (EC LEDS) Project. CCS and RTI facilitated comprehensive sector-level work group meetings to formulate detailed design of nearly 50 low-emissions policies and measures for energy supply and demand, industry, transportation, forestry and land-use change, agriculture, waste management, and urban planning sectors. 

After designing the stakeholder-based process, providing capacity building and technical assistance to local experts to establish baselines, and assisting stakeholders to screen and select policies with the most potential to perform well against environmental, economic and social goals, CCS is now guiding transition from technical design to full quantification of energy, resource, emissions, equity, and economic impacts of each of the 50 proposed national actions. The EC LEDS planning process is focused on meeting emissions reductions targets and other national goals to enable Guatemala to its NDC goals by 2030 and beyond. 

 

*Photo: Jonathan Schwartz of RTI shares expert work group recommendations for the design of sector based policy options as a part of the EC LEDS process.

 

Read more on CCS Guatemala Project Page.