Low Emission Development Strategies: The Role of Networks and Knowledge Platforms

Research output: NRELTechnical Report


Considerable effort has been made to address the transition to low-carbon economy. A key focus of these efforts has been on the development of national low-emissions developments strategies (LEDS). One enabler of these plans is the existence of well-functioning national, regional and international low-emission development networks and knowledge platforms. To better understand the role of LEDS, weexamine this area in relation to network theory. We present a review of strengths and weaknesses of existing LEDS networks that builds on the findings of a study conducted by the Coordinated Low Emission Assistance Network (CLEAN). Based on the insights from theory and a mapping of the climate-related network space, we identify opportunities for further refinement of LEDS networks.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages48
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/TP-6A00-55343


  • climate change
  • low emissions
  • low-emissions development strategies
  • networks


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