EEP REAL: Remote Expert Assistance on Low Emission Development Strategies







This webinar, delivered in English, takes place on March 20, 2018, from 15:00 to 16:00 CET. Participation is free of charge. To register, please click HERE.


The Remote Expert Assistance on LEDS (REAL) is a no-cost advisory technical assistance service offered by the LEDS Global Platform (LEDS GP) and the Europe & Eurasia LEDS Platform (LEDS-EEP). This service is available to assist government representatives and technical institutes in advancing climate-resilient low emission development and achieving mitigation commitments. 

Through its international team of experts, REAL provides expert advice, conducts review and brief assessments, collects data, and facilitates exchanges between different countries and programmes working on similar low emission topics.

LEDS GP priority areas include:

  • policies and programmes for implementing climate-resilient, low emission energy solutions for multiple sectors, including waste, agriculture, forestry, and transport;
  • methods and tools for assessing LEDS baselines and goals, technology and policy options and pathways, and impact;
  • strategies and measures for mobilising private and public investment in LEDS priorities;
  • methods and resources for linking national and subnational government in the LEDS process; and
  • understanding and communicating the impacts and benefits of LEDS.

This webinar will introduce participants to how this no-cost service works (e.g. eligibility, requirements, available expert assistance, timings) and how registered members to the LEDS-EEP can benefit from it. Moreover, it will show how the service has already succeeded in assisting LEDS members in other regions of the world.

To be eligible for technical assistance through REAL, you simply need to be a member of the LEDS-EEP, and be a national or subnational government organisation, or your inquiry must be on behalf of a government organisation. There is no cost involved in becoming a member of the LEDS-EEP. To become a member, please click HERE.


Carishma Gokhale-Welch

Carishma is a Project Leader within the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado, USA. With nearly two decades of work experience in the U.S. and abroad, her work focuses on providing technical assistance to developing country governments with clean energy planning and strategy. Carishma also supports renewable energy and microgrid projects, energy resilience planning, and assists communities with energy transitions. Raised in India, she was educated at the University of Mumbai and Yale University, where she earned a Master’s in Environmental Management.

Rodrigo Rodríguez Tornquist

Rodrigo is a specialist on sustainable development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science with specialization in International Affairs (Catholic University of Argentina), and has a degree in environmental management (National University of San Martin). During 2013-14, he was a Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has experience in international negotiations, transport and waste management policies. He's a former member of the Steering Committee of the UN International Resources Panel (2016), former President of the LEDS LAC platform (2017). Currently, he works as a consultant for governments and institutions in Latin America, is a professor at the National University of San Martin, Argentina´s Director of the Program for Transformational Leadership (CAF-Bank of América Latina) and co-chair of the Agenda 2030 task force of the T20.

Emmanuel Longo

Emmanuel has worked for 8 years in the fields of transport policy planning, rural and urban transport, road safety, regional integration, land-use, air quality, and climate change. He is an Advisor at the Ministry of Transport of South Sudan and the Director General of Planning, Policy, Training & Research. He also coordinates the World Bank Sustainable Urban Transport Management Programme of the Africa Transport Policy Program (SSATP), as well as the EU funded Transport and Trade Facilitation regional tripartite project for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

He is the founder of The South Sudan Sustainable Network Solution (formerly called Sudan Climatic Change Network), which provides a platform to foster policy dialogue. The network brings forth local and international voices for policy, legislative and developmental dialogue so to advocate, research, lobby, and raise awareness to accelerate and scale up public responsiveness on both the SDG 2030 & the African Union 2063 agendas, climate change, and justice for a resilient South Sudan.