Supporting Croatia's transition to low-emission development

Project description

Low-Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) is a national, high-level, comprehensive, long-term strategy, developed by domestic stakeholders, which aims at decoupling economic growth and social development from greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions growth. In other words, LEDS supports sectors transformation through a national, economy-wide approach. It merges climate change action with national sustainable development and helps to identify and prioritize nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) or sectoral roadmaps by providing a comprehensive analysis of mitigation potentials, costs and co-benefits.


LEDS should tell us where to invest and in which direction to develop the economy and what it would mean for carbon-emissions of Croatia (which are already taxed and will be more expencive in the future), what it would mean for jobs, for new skills and if it needs re-qualifications of current skills we have on the market, do we need to educate for different skills? It would tell us what it would mean for prices of energy, products and services, would there be positive or negative effects on human health, on social security, on our family budget and/or monthly expenditures.

Recently the European Commission adopted a Roadmap for transforming the European Union into a competitive low carbon economy by 2050. The Roadmap describes the cost-effective pathway to reach the EU's objective of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% of 1990 levels by 2050. Croatia has a chance to join the countries in the world that have already developed a long-term strategy for low-carbon development and thereby firmly take the road of sustainable development.

This project will assist the Government of Croatia to develop capacity to formulate, mobilize finance and implement Low-Emissions Development Strategy (LEDS), fulfilling its commitments under the UNFCCC and being a part of EU Roadmap and competitive economy. As a result, Croatia will be enabled to make informed policy and investment decisions, that reduce GHG emissions, are inclusive, create new employment opportunities and move societies towards long term sustainability.


Donors Amount 
United Nations Development Programme Bratislava Regional Center
United Nations Development Programme Bratislava Regional Center $5.000


Year Delivery


2012 $102,225