CCS and RTI Complete USAID Guatemala Enhancing Capacity for Low Emissions Development Strategies (EC LEDS) Project

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From 2015 through early 2019, the Center for Climate Strategies (CCS) supported RTI International with the design, planning, analysis and implementation of the Guatemala Low Emissions Development Strategies (GLEDS) program of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to meet the country’s NDC commitment, and sustainable economic and social development goals.

The GLEDS plan represents a successful, replicable and scalable template to spur countries’ economic and social development while meeting environmental needs and goals.

The GLEDS was officially launched on November 2016 through sector-level technical working groups meetings of over 300 stakeholders from the public and private sectors, academia and civil society, and additional 200 participants from public conferrals.

The stakeholder-based, country-driven GLEDS process was designed and is implemented based on CCS’s 10 step action planning and analysis process, and has culminated with a set of 43 individually designed and analyzed policy recommendations in all economic sectors. CCS has been a key partner in providing planning and analytical capacity building, as well as technical, and facilitative assistance throughout the process.

Key process results include:




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For more information:

Creating a Shared Vision for Guatemala’s Path to Self-Reliance