Co-benefits Evaluation Tools

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This set of Excel-based tools assists in the evaluation of the collateral benefits of climate mitigation policies in cities. The sectors analyzed are transportation, the urban energy system and urban waste management.

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This tool is included in the Development Impacts Assessment (DIA) Toolkit from the LEDS Global Partnership.


The tools included in this set assist policymakers in evaluating the potential emission reductions from policies and programs in three sectors: transport, urban energy systems and urban waste management. The tools are Excel-based and the user must first submit their initial data via a web form.

When to Use This Tool

This tool is most useful for development impacts assessments focused on:

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Learn more about the topics for assessing the impacts of low-emission development strategies (LEDS).

Key Outputs

The tools use simplified models to estimate the magnitude of emission reductions from local air pollution and carbon emissions. Additionally, the tools help determine barriers to implementation of policies and projects.

How to Use This Tool

Training Available
A written guide is included with the model.

Level of Expertise

Key Inputs

Detailed information about the city's composition: population, household size, average temperature, dwelling types, energy use per dwelling, etc.