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RALI for Real Change in Clean Energy

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From the earliest days of climate change analysis, ICF has generated formative data and insights to advance clean energy and sustainable economic growth. We live at the intersection of science, technology, and business, so as low emission development strategies (LEDS) have surged in importance especially following the Paris Agreement in 2015, we are able to work with countries and development agencies to help meet requirements for regular reporting toward goals.

ICF’s work with USAID as part of the Resources to Advance LEDS Implementation (RALI) project helps developing countries transition to strategies that support resiliency and sustainable economic growth. ICF scientists and technologists have developed methodologies, tools, and standards that can be applied to produce accurate data and shed light on the impact of investments in clean energy.

Click View to learn more about how RALI is helping support informed decision-making, policies, and commitments through:

  • The Clean Energy Emission Reduction (CLEER) online tool to help users estimate and report GHG emissions that have been reduced and/or avoided.
  • Piloting and training on CLEER and other tailor-made tools and resources for assessing GHG impacts.
  • Policy, capacity building and long-term impact assessment methodologies and tools to help quantify and estimate GHG impacts from clean energy policy and capacity building.
  • Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) support building on our analysis of climate commitments for 37 developing countries that reports on the status of each country’s national climate strategy.

ICF understands the complexities of climate change and its interconnectedness to other development issues. Working with USAID, we help anticipate and plan for the risks from climate change that pose new challenges to development work that is lifting people out of poverty. We are uniquely positioned to apply lessons from our work with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other governmental agencies to help developing country clients and partners leapfrog over dated technologies for a head start toward clean energy and sustainable growth.