LEDS Expert Assistance on Finance

31 January 2013

The Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP), a network of almost 100 countries and international institutions supporting collaboration and peer learning on low emission development strategies has launched a no-cost finance advisory service. LEDS Expert Assistance on Finance is available to countries developing and implementing LEDS. It provides virtual consultation and advice on financing strategies, policies, or programs in support of low emission development strategies. LEDS Expert Assistance on Finance can connect country teams with an extensive network of financing professionals to provide quick-response advice and assistance with financing measures and to link country teams with existing international programs for more in-depth assistance.

See the guidelines below and submit your request online at http://openei.org/leaf.

Who is Eligible for Assistance?

This service is available to developing country government agencies preparing and implementing LEDS and technical institutes supporting these agencies.

What Types of Assistance are Available?

Services requested may include email or phone consultations with our network of professionals to:

  • - Review your draft financing strategies
  • - Compile information on financing, investment, and funding options
  • - Advise on policies and measures for mobilizing investment
  • - Provide information to help match your project to finance, investment and funding sources
  • - Identify opportunities and sources for LEDS finance capacity building.

Who Provides the Assistance?

The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), the Climate Technology Initiative Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN), E3G–Third Generation Environmentalism, Ecofys, LEAD Program (Nexant), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), World Economic Forum (WEF), and other organizations are supporting this activity. The LEDS Expert Assistance on Finance team collaborates closely with the CDKN Climate Finance Advisory Service and the Clean Energy Solutions Center’s Ask an Expert Program.

How do I Submit a Request?

Submit a request online at http://openei.org/leaf. After you submit your request, a LEDS finance moderator will initiate a conversation within two business days, and an expert will contact you shortly thereafter. If you have questions about the program, contact us at leds.leaf@nrel.gov.

Join Us

The partnership brings together almost 100 government and international institutions. It is open to all interested parties. Find the full list of participants at openei.org/wiki/LEDSGP.