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Title: Assessing Development Impacts Associated with Low Emission Development Strategies: Lessons Learned from Pilot Efforts in Kenya and Montenegro

Low emission development strategies (LEDS) articulate economy-wide policies and implementation plans designed to enable a country to meet its long-term development objectives while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. A development impact assessment tool was developed to inform an analytically robust and transparent prioritization of LEDS actions based on their economic, social, and environmental impacts. The graphical tool helps policymakers communicate the development impacts of LEDS options and identify actions that help meet both emissions reduction and development goals. This paper summarizes the adaptation and piloting of the tool in Kenya and Montenegro. The paper highlights strengths of the tool and discusses key needs for improving it.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1121506
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-6A20-58391
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
United States State Department; United States Agency for International Development; Australia Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY LOW EMISSION DEVELOPMENT; LOW-CARBON-DEVELOPMENT; EMISSIONS REDUCTION; STRATEGY; DEVELOPMENT IMPACT ASSESSMENT; CO-BENEFITS; KENYA; MONTENEGRO; Energy Analysis