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.

Article 13 of the Paris Agreement establishes a transparency mechanism to enhance the parties’ trust in the UN climate regime. But many states at present lack the institutional capacity to fully carry out their obligations under the Paris Agreement.

As worsening mega-storms, floods and droughts claim more lives and cause billions of dollars in damage around the world, recognition of the need to act quickly to curb climate change is growing, ba

Lenders are worried about the drop in tariff in the renewable power sector and are increasingly becoming more cautious in lending to the sector on fears their loans could turn into non-performing a

This working paper addresses the following question: are climate change-related expenditures starting to appear in national budgets to secure the early implementation of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)?

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