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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

How - to Guide: Low-emission Development Strategies and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions: Eastern Europe and CIS

Publication Year: 2010 Publisher:


Recognizing that each country has unique national circumstances and priorities, this guide describes the main steps in the process of developing LEDS and NAMAs that a country would need to follow; it identifies the main questions that need to be addressed at each stage of the process and describes the main relevant policy instruments available, based on the analysis of the practical experience with LEDS and related processes to date. Where possible the guide uses practical examples to illustrate various ele ments of a LEDS. Therefore this guide is intended to help policy makers organize the process of developing LEDS or NAMAs and to assist in preparing initial concepts for such strategies or actions. It is also intended to serve as the basis for determining s trategic national goals and for obtaining international finance to support national actions. It can also be used as a reference for where to find more detailed information on various elements