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LEDS Expert Assistance on Finance

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The LEDS Expert Assistance on Finance service partners and coordinates with other LEDS and climate-focused finance and policy technical assistance programs and matchmaking services, including the Clean Energy Solutions Center, the Climate & Development Knowledge Network, and the Climate Technology Initiative’s Private Finance Advisory Network. By leveraging the resources, networks, and expertise available through these organizations, we can provide wide-ranging access to experts in a variety of financial fields in a host of countries.

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Clean Energy Solutions Center
The Clean Energy Solutions Center, a partnership between the Clean Energy Ministerial and UN-Energy, helps governments design and adopt policies and programs that support the deployment of transformational low-carbon technologies. The Solutions Center serves as a first-stop clearinghouse of clean energy policy reports, data, and tools and provides expert assistance and peer-to-peer learning forums. It shares all its resources across countries, and partners with many governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as international institutions.

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Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)
The Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development. CDKN’s principal activities include research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. CDKN partners with decision-makers in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors nationally, regionally, and globally. CDKN’s principal network comprises least-developed countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

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Climate Technology Initiative’s Private Finance Advisory Network (PFAN)
The Climate Technology Initiative’s Private Finance Advisory Network (PFAN) is a multilateral, public-private partnership initiated by the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI) in cooperation with the UNFCCC Expert Group on Technology Transfer. PFAN operates to bridge the gap between investments and clean energy businesses. CTI PFAN’s principal regions of focus are Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP supports several development focus areas including climate finance. Under this program, UNDP assists countries with formulating and implementing green, low-emission and climate-resilient development strategies (Green LECRDS) drawing upon the experience and information generated by UNDP’s support for climate change adaptation and mitigation projects and National Communications to the UNFCCC in some 140 countries over the past decade.

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Ecofys
Established in 1984 with the mission of achieving "sustainable energy for everyone", Ecofys has become the leading expert in renewable energy, energy & carbon efficiency, energy systems & markets as well as energy & climate policies. The unique synergy between those areas of expertise is the key to its success. Ecofys creates smart, effective, practical and sustainable solutions for and with public and corporate clients all over the world. With offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom, China and the US, Ecofys employs over 250 experts dedicated to solving energy and climate challenges. Ecofys has a long track experience in the context of international climate negotiations as an advisor to different institutions on climate finance and mitigation issues. Ecofys has been supporting a range of developing countries on access to climate finance from both public and private sources for Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) and Low Carbon Development Strategies (LCDS) through helping to design financial mechanisms and business plans in the context of NAMA proposals. Furthermore, Ecofys has a broad expertise on energy and climate related policy instruments, including set-up of national finance vehicles (e.g. Public Private Partnerships).