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LEDS Global Partnership – Fostering Collaboration for Low Emissions Development

The Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) Global Partnership is a network of over 50 countries, international agencies, and technical institutes working together to advance low emissions development through coordination, information exchange, and cooperative projects.

This Rio+20 side event will share information on current partnership activities, such as the new regional and sectoral cooperation platforms and plans for enhanced LEDS training and tools. It will also provide a forum to discuss opportunities to strengthen collaboration with others and further advance low emissions development around the world. A draft agenda for the event is included below.

Opening Panel

  • Dr. Andrew Steer, World Bank, Moderator

  • Jonathan Pershing, U.S. Department of State

  • Farhana Yamin, Children Investment Fund Foundation

  • Stefan Raubenheimer, Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) Programme

Overview of LEDS Global Partnership

  • Ron Benioff, International Programs for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Working Group Activities Panel Discussion

  • Kit Batten, USAID, Moderator

  • Ron Benioff, International Programs for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    "Regional Platforms and Development Impact Assessment Tools"

  • Holger Dalkmann, World Resources Institute
    "Transportation Sector Network"

  • Alexander Ochs, Worldwatch Institute
    "Energy Sector Network"

  • Stefan Raubenheimer, Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) Programme
    "Facilitator Training"

Open Discussion and Feedback Session

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