Woodfuels (firewood and charcoal) are the dominant energy source and the leading forest product for most developing countries. Representing 60 to 80 percent of total wood consumption in these nations, woodfuels often account for 50 to 90 percent of all energy used.

According to this report , the rapidly growing developing economies - India, China & Brazil are faced with the dual challenge of reducing poverty while improving management of natural capital & mitigating the GHG gases emission and local pollutants

Rapid urban growth in developing countries has created an unprecedented demand for energy services. Cities face the enormous challenge of improving energy access to urban communities in order to improve education, health and basic socioeconomic conditions.

Six emerging economies

In rural Bangladesh, Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) is dangerously high for poor households dependent on biomass cooking fuels. Based on earlier World Bank research, controlled, scientifi cally monitored experiments were conducted in Burumdi village,
Narayanganj District, to test the effects of structural

This latest study focuses on Bangladesh

Building an effective air quality management system (AQMS) requires a process of continual improvement, and the source apportionment techniques described in this report can contribute in a cost effective manner to improving existing systems or

Energy efficiency (EE) is a proven and cost-effective measure to address rapidly increasing global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This report identifies, analyzes, categorizes, and describes the main elements of institutional models and practices that have proved effective in promoting EE investments, particularly in the end-use (industry, buildings, residential) consuming sectors.