REAL: Remote Expert Assistance on LEDS

Conmecting members with world-class experts and peers on low emission development

The no-cost Remote Expert Assistance on LEDS (REAL) service is available to government representatives and technical institutes assisting them in advancing climate resilient low emission development and achieving mitigation commitments.

♦ Our services

The LEDS LAC REAL service can help you with:

  • Up to 40 hours of free expert assistance to:

    • Review of technical documents, plans and strategies

    • Technical advice on specific issues

  • Contact with cooperation programs of our partners, which can meet longer term needs.

  • Virtual exchanges with experts from the region to share knowledge and experiences.

  • Contacts for internships and technical visits.

♦ Requirements

  • Be a member of the LEDS LAC. If you are not a member yet, you can register here.
  • Be a national or subnational government organization, or your inquiry is on behalf of a government organization.

♦ Examples

  • Design of an energy efficiency and emission reduction program in the transport sector
  • Virtual Exchanges
  • Support for capacity building of the authorities for emissions inventories and BUR.
  • Technical review of policy instruments in relation to resilient and low carbon development strategies.

REAL Process

1. Request: Send your request for assistance in LEDS to

2. Scoping Call: LEDS LAC Secretariat will make a preliminary selection of an expert according to your request and then contact you to have a scoping call with the expert to clarify the scope of the REAL.

3. Agreement of the REAL: Once the scope, deliverables and timeline of the REAL are defined, the agreement of the service will be reflected on a TOR.

4. Start the work and follow up!

Request the REAL service writing to:

After the REAL:

Your feedback is extremely important to us as we help foster peer-to-peer learning in an effort to advance LEDS planning and implementation across the region. LEDS LAC Secretariat will ask you to provide feedback on the value of the assistance within the following week of the provision of the services. Additional feedback will be sought after a longer period of time with a focus on the application of the learning and support received.