Sustainable Energy for All’s Africa Hub, hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB), has launched a Green Mini-Grid Help Desk to support project developers delivering renewable energy to rural areas through decentralised mini-grids.
Economies have needed less energy to grow in recent years, especially in China and other developing countries, but more vigorous policies are needed to achieve climate targets, a new International Energy Agency (IEA) report says.
As governments focus on implementing their commitments to save energy and reduce carbon emissions under the recently ratified Paris Agreement, the IEA report highlights the progress made by energy efficiency policies around the world over the past year.
Bottom-up national energy planning is feasible and much more likely to deliver good results than traditional top-down approaches, a new report by Practical Action finds.
A new report by investment bank Goldman Sachs shows the impact of its clean energy funding since 2012, when it set a target to finance and invest $40 billion in clean energy globally over the following decade.
Despite bold promises of the UN’s first comprehensive global warming deal, African governments feel their demands for energy equity are being ignored, writes Ed King for Climate Home.
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Per capita energy demand will peak before 2030, in stark contrast to historic growth levels, which have seen global demand for energy more than double since 1970, a new World Energy Council (WEC) report says.
Sustainable infrastructure is the key element in delivering global economic growth and tackling climate change, a new report from the New Climate Economy shows.
The Paris Agreement on climate change will enter into force on 4 November, as enough countries have signed on to the landmark accord to bring it to the emissions threshold that will trigger its implementation, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced.
“I am delighted to announce that today the Paris Agreement will cross the second and final threshold needed for entry into force, and will enter into force on 4 November 2016,” Ban said in a statement on 5 October.
Rachel Kyte, SEforALL’s Chief Executive Officer and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All, will be among the high-profile speakers this week at the World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2016 in New Delhi.