To date, a number of global studies have looked at barriers that typically hinder transitions to low-carbon economies. While these have focused on technological and financial barriers, most developing countries also face significant political and institutional challenges to the introduction of low-carbon alternatives into their national development planning. Such barriers are particularly critical in the early stages of formulating policy, attaining political support and garnering investment capital.

The objective of this study is to identify barriers to the design and implementation of LEDS and NAMAs in countries participating in the LECB Programme. It also aims to provide some guidance on overcoming these barriers, based on experience gained to date in Mexico, Ghana, Vietnam and Chile.


  • LEDS
  • Paper
  • NAMAs
  • Leadership
  • Private Sector
  • Paris Agreement
  • Climate Finance
  • Integrated Governance