UNEP, UNDP, UNIDO, IDB and the World Bank Facilitate Knowledge Sharing on Low Emissions Development Strategies

3 May 2012. The promotion of low-emission development strategies (LEDS) can be a good way to support the transition to greener economies and societies. To advance a collaborative community of practice focused on promoting the low emission development agenda around the globe, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank, within the framework of the LEDS Global Partnership and along with the African Development Bank (AfDB), co-organized a workshop entitled LEDS Collaboration in Action, from 20-23 March 2012, outside of London, UK.

The workshop gathered some 125 representatives from developed and developing countries, implementing organizations and multilateral institutions. It provided opportunities for peer learning and knowledge exchange, collaboration around key issues related to LEDS, and consideration of how the LEDS Global Partnership should develop. 

The LEDS Global Partnership (LEDS GP) was launched in early 2011 to advance low emissions development through coordination, information exchange, and cooperation among programs and countries working to advance low emissions growth. It currently brings together 45 governmental and international institutions, including UNEP, UNDP, UNIDO, IDB, the World Bank, the U.S. Government, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), and the World Resources Institute (WRI).

For further information please contact Mafalda Duarte (m.duarte@afdb.org) or visit: http://www.afdb.org/en/news-and-events/article/afdb-calls-for-more-climate-financing-to-africa-at-leds-partnership-meeting-9106/