South Africa Low Emissions Development Program
Although climate change goals have been well articulated at the national level in South Africa, communication and collaboration between municipal, provincial, and national actors remains challenging.
Climate change has been tough on South Africa’s emerging economy, heightening existing challenges to it and widening the gulf between sustainable and affordable economic growth. The USAID South Africa Low Emissions Development (SA-LED) program bridged the gap between public institutions and investors. Having provided comprehensive support and training for project preparation, SA-LED gave investors a mechanism for fast-tracking projects and streamlining procedures to create sustainable economic growth. The project focused on high-priority sectors, including waste management, transportation, and energy.