Women, who do the majority of drudge work, in the economically and environmentally fragile Hindu Kush Himalayas region are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change.

India has made significant progress in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by UN member-states in 2015 but finances remain an issue, a study of the country's Voluntary Nat

Despite sustained economic growth over the past two decades, Sub-Saharan Africa faces massive challenges and significant gaps in many development outcomes. Although poverty has been declining, a recent report estimates that over two-fifths of the African population was poor in 2012. Nearly two-thirds of Africans do not have electricity.

Finance for electrification of developing countries is flowing at less than half the rate needed to achieve the global goal of universal access by 2030.

Financing, policy and operating needs of enterprises delivering energy access will be critical to achieve SDG7. This report looks at five key countries – Bangladesh, Myanmar, Kenya, Ethiopia and Nigeria – and provides insights on actions needed to scale up decentralized renewable electricity and clean cooking solutions.

This new report, Understanding the Landscape: Tracking Finance for Electricity and Clean Cooking Access in High-Impact Countries, provides a pathway to refine and improve strategies to accelerate progress in delivering universal energy access.

This new report, Missing the Mark: Gaps and Lags in Disbursement of Development Finance for Energy Access, provides useful insights about the effectiveness of finance commitments for energy access projects in selected developing countries.

“Energizing Finance: Scaling and Refining Finance in Countries with Large Energy Access Gaps,” offers key insights and recommendations to support governments and development finance institutions boost finance levels – and use it more effectively.

A report of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace has been launched in Geneva, Switzerland. The report, titled: “A Matter of Survival”, tries to generate extensive international awareness of water resources and their proper management.

Phasing out unprofitable coal plants could save US consumers US$10 billion a year by 2021 and boost the country’s competitiveness, finds a new report by Carbon Tracker. The financial think tank finds that by the mid-2020s it will be cheaper to build new combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT) than continue running 78% of existing coal power plants.

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