RALI - Resources to Advance LEDS Implementation

The RALI project helped developing countries speed their transition to climate-resilient, low-emission, and sustainable economic growth. RALI supported the technically rigorous development and implementation of low emission development strategies (LEDS) by providing tools, technical assistance, and resources to support USAID and its partners, as well as host country governments in the implementation of low emission development strategies. RALI developed the online CLEER Tool, for example, which provides a standard platform for estimating, tracking, and reporting emission reductions from clean energy programs.  

As countries adopt strategies to pursue low emission development, they need information to demonstrate the benefits of such strategies, and to efficiently achieve and amplify positive impacts. RALI shared lessons learned and supports evidence-based decision making. The international community can use these standard approaches to improve measuring and reporting longer-term and transformational outcomes of low emission strategies. Such information serves as a critical input to mobilizing investment, quantifying and sharing lessons learned, and increasing momentum for low emission development. “In addition to the content highlighted below, RALI also published the RALI Series, a collection of papers to share examples of low emission development in practice.”

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Clean Energy Emission Reduction (CLEER) Tool

The CLEER Tool provides simple, standardized methodologies for calculating emission reductions from clean energy activities. The tool enables users to estimate, track, and report GHG reductions from clean energy, which may help users identify high impact activities with cost effective GHG reductions, assess emissions reduction potential of planned activities or alternatives, and measure benefits from indirect clean energy activities.

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The clean energy sector has seen rapid growth. Countries around the world have embraced these technologies to achieve low emission development goals, increase infrastructure resilience and energy access, and reduce reliance on imported fossil fuels.
A woman in hi-viz and a hard hat stands on a flat plain with wind turbines in the background.
A growing demand to address the threats of climate change and social inequality has led to the emergence of inclusive climate action.
A man holds a solar panel and looks at the camera.
Climate change impacts, such as sea level rise, flooding, and drought, threaten renewable energy generation, particularly hydropower due to the necessary proximity of power stations to water sources. As a result, energy security and the ability of countries to meet their greenhouse gas reduction targets may be compromised.
Inside a hydropower control room in Tanzania.

Women in the Clean Energy Transition

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