LEDS Global Partnership Remote Expert Assistance LEDS (REAL) Program

CCS has partnered with the LEDS GP (and NREL as co-secretariat) to conduct in-country LEDS-related assistance to Macedonia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Bangladesh. CCS engaged with government leaders, stakeholders, and donors to assess gaps and opportunities to develop a Green Growth Strategy to meet their own development priorities and needsincluding NDC implementation.

Through LEDS GP, CCS is providing technical assistance to the Government of Bangladesh to achieve national vision and agencies’ priorities through a Low Emission Development Strategy (LEDS), and build consensus on the need for alignment and next steps toward a cohesive plan. CCS conducted an in-country visit in March and met with high-level officials, key stakeholders, and the donor community to conduct an assessment on the country's readiness for LEDS. CCS also conducted a high level inter-ministerial workshop (news from ICLEI website) on LEDS Concept, Principles, Process, Implementation, in cooperation with the International Center for Climate Change and Development during the trip. CCS is developing recommendations on the next steps towards a comprehensive LEDS process.