LEAP Hands-on training on for Suriname
In Person
LEAP Hands-on training on for Suriname
to America/Paramaribo
Location: Paramaribo, Suriname


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 request from Suriname to build the capacity of their national experts in using the LEAP modelling, the CBIT-GSP project intends to address this request by delivering the hands-on in-room training for key specialists from the key ministries and organizations of Suriname on LEAP modeling. 


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 Suriname for better decision making. 

Target Audience 

The training will gather staff working on different climate change projects in the country such as the biennial update report, biennial transparency report and NDCs. In these projects LEAP can be used as a tool for modelling and scenario analysis of GHG emissions and mitigation actions. It is expected that the participants will represent the Ministry of Spatial Planning and Environment of Suriname and those organizations that provide data for climate reporting such as the Energy Authority Suriname, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the National Institute for Environment and Development, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Tourism, the University of Suriname.

Area: Climate mitigation, Data collection and management, NDC tracking
Sector: Cross-cutting, Energy
Region: Caribbean
Language: English
Country: Suriname
Transparency Network: Anglophone Caribbean