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February, 2015

The President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget, released in February 2015, highlighted the contribution of the EC-LEDS program and the LEDS Global Partnership (LEDS GP) toward the U.S. State Department and United States Agency for International Development joint priority goals for climate change. 

The Analytical Perspectives section of the budgetPDF highlights that 13 EC-LEDS partner countries have improved their policy frameworks to support Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS). The LEDS GP program has also trained nearly 2,500 officials and practitioners to advance clean energy or sustainable land management practices in their country. These performance results support the Administration’s data-driven programs that aim to maximize development impacts.

The EC-LEDS program works toward program outcomes that are unique, country-specific, and reflect national expectations of “big picture” climate impacts. Together, the EC-LEDS and LEDS GP programs are committed to working with national and subnational governments to implement low emission strategies and put into place systems, laws, policies, programs, technologies and finance that foster sustainable economic development. The EC-LEDS and LEDS GP performance goals can be accessed on Performance.gov