On December 7-8, 2016, representatives from more than 40 government ministries, environmental NGOs, research institutions and other interested parties participated in a foundational workshop in Budapest, Hungary, for a new USAID-sponsored regional platform of the Low Emission Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP) for the Europe and Eurasia region (LEDS EEP). The LEDS EEP is intended to create and support a community of practitioners that will promote and implement LEDS across Eastern Europe and the nations of the Black Sea region through peer-to peer learning, knowledge sharing, advisory support, and improved regional coordination and cooperation. The goal is to help Europe and Eurasia (E&E) region countries achieve transformative, climate-smart and sustainable economic growth in the 21st century. The event was streamed live over the internet to several interested participants unable to attend in person.
An initial steering committee meeting was tentatively set for early to mid-February 2017, and LEDS-EEP participation is planned at the LEDS Global Partnership Annual Forum, scheduled for early May 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
The Regional Environmental Center, an international organisation with offices around the region, houses the LEDS EEP Secretariat.
For more information, contact Eduardas Kazakevicius:
Tel: +36 26 504 000