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The pathway to a "green economy" will require the integration of Low (Greenhouse Gas) Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS) options that span the national economy, including transport, energy efficiency, agriculture, water and renewable energy. FCMC will contribute to this goal by promoting natural resource management options that: a) reduce the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation and b) foster sustainable production on recently deforested or otherwise degraded landscapes. FCMC can provide support to countries trying to reduce emissions from land use, and it can also support USAID missions that are implementing a USG "Enhancing Capacity for Low Emissions Development" (EC-LEDS) program. These efforts can provide a bridge between REDD+ and LEDS investments so that climate change mitigation and adaptation are integrated into a development trajectory that fosters economic growth and poverty reduction.

Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) are forward-looking national economic development plans that encompass low-carbon and/or climate-resilient economic growth. LEDS are intended to advance national climate change and development policy in a more coordinated, coherent and strategic manner. LEDS have been specifically mentioned in negotiating texts from COP 15 and beyond, as well as in the Copenhagen Accord, which recognized that a LEDS is indispensable to sustainable development.

Full List of LEDS Documents Follow:

Final Report: Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program
Nov 20, 2015 · File

Final Report: Forest Carbon, Markets and Communities (FCMC) Program

Tetra Tech was awarded the three-and-one-half year Forest Carbon, Markets, and Communities Program (FCMC) Task Order (TO) by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in late March 2011. No-cost extensions enabled the program to continue through August 2015.…

Institutional Assessment and Sector Analysis for the Low-Emissions Development Strategy in Guatemala
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Institutional Assessment and Sector Analysis for the Low-Emissions Development Strategy in Guatemala

This report analyzes the institutional capacity of Guatemala's Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (MARN) and it's Secretariat of Planning and Programming of the Presidency (SEGEPLAN) to lead a LEDS program from a technical and planning perspective, respectively. It…

Evaluación Institucional y Análysis Sectoral para la Estrategia de Desarrollo con Bajas Emisiones de Guatemala
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Evaluación Institucional y Análysis Sectoral para la Estrategia de Desarrollo con Bajas Emisiones de Guatemala

Este informe analiza la capacidad institucional del Ministerio de Ambiente y Recursos Naturales de Guatemala (MARN) y de la Secretaría de Planificación y Programación de la Presidencia de la República (SEGEPLAN) para liderar una estrategia LEDS desde una perspectiva técnica…

Desarrollo de estrategias para la reduccion de emisiones
Mar 12, 2015 · File

Desarrollo de estrategias para la reduccion de emisiones

La Iniciativa para Mejorar la Capacidad para el Desarrollo de Estrategias para Disminuir Emisiones (EC-LEDS) es una iniciativa del USG que apoya los esfuerzos de los gobiernos socios para desarrollar enfoques estratégicos a largo plazo para reducir las emisiones de…

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