Hands-on LEAP Regional Training for Central Asia and the Caucasus
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Event
Training
In Person
Hands-on LEAP Regional Training for Central Asia and the Caucasus
to Asia/Dushanbe
Location: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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By invitation only. 

Background

LEAP, the Low Emissions Analysis Platform, is a widely-used software tool for energy policy analysis and climate change mitigation assessment developed at the Stockholm Environment Institute. LEAP users include government agencies, academics, non-governmental organizations, consulting companies, and energy utilities. It has been used at many different scales ranging from cities and states to national, regional and global applications.

LEAP is fast becoming the de facto standard for countries undertaking integrated resource planning, greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation assessments, and Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) especially in the developing world, and many countries have also chosen to use LEAP as part of their commitment to report under the UNFCCC. More and more countries continue to use LEAP to create energy and emissions scenarios that were the basis for their Nationally Determined Contributions and will track their NDC progress based on regular updates of the model results.

Based on the requests from multiple countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus to build the capacity of their national experts in using the LEAP modelling, the CBIT-GSP and ReCATH projects intend to address this request jointly by delivering the hands-on in-room training for key specialists from the key ministries and organizations of Central Asian and the Caucasian countries on LEAP modeling. 

Objective

The main objective of the training is to instruct and guide the participants from the key organizations dealing with energy development as well as with modelling and scenarios of GHG emissions, on the practical use of LEAP model.

It is expected that the participants will acquire practical knowledge on how to operate with the LEAP model and what type of data are needed for processing. The improved knowledge on LEAP will result in better understanding of the NDC implementation progress in Central Asia and the Caucasus for better decision making. 

Target Audience and Language

The training will gather key specialists and experts working on GHG Inventory, modelling and scenario for GHG emissions, mitigation actions and NDC. It is expected that the participants will represent key implementing organizations of the transparency and climate reporting in the face of the Ministries of Energy and its subsidiary branches, Ministry of Environment and Nature Resources, Hydromets and others. 

The training will be held in Russian with possible interventions in English.

Area: NDC tracking
Sector: Energy
Region: Asia
Language: Russian
Agency: UNEP-CCC, CAREC
Country: Tajikistan
Transparency Network: Central Asia and Caucasus