India’s vast hydro reserves hold the key to integrating large scale renewables and meeting India’s climate change commitments. This report takes stock of the current scenario and suggests a roadmap to accelerate hydropower development in the country.

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has adopted the draft Solar Power Policy 2017 to ensure advancement towards both economic and environmental objectives, including the state target of 8% solar renewable purchase obligation by 2022.

A global task force set up by the G20 has developed a voluntary framework for companies to disclose the financial impact of climate-related risks and opportunities, drawing support from more than 100 companies with $11 trillion of assets.

As the World Bank and partners aim to support governments in the Middle East and North Africa address the challenges that confront the water and sanitation sector, the development of an effective regulatory framework is seen as increasingly salient. In order to have impact in this space, some basic information is needed.

This working paper focuses on understanding the concept of ‘bankability’ in support of the development of quality climate project proposals – to assist countries’ access to international climate finance.

Improving solid waste management is crucial for countering public health impacts of uncollected waste and environmental impacts of open dumping and burning.

Renewable energy job creation and skill development is one of the Indian government’s foremost objectives. However, credible information on the number of jobs that have been created so far, and those that can be created in future to achieve India’s renewable energy goal of 175 gigawatts (GW) by 2022, has been lacking.

This report presents a review of the experience of Sub-Saharan African countries in deploying concessions to increase both the level of electrification and the level of private investment in rural electrification from the 1990s until the present. The results have been mixed.

With close to 250 million Indians not connected to the discom grid or able to reliably access electricity, DRE-based minigrids are an effective solution to meet citizens’ electricity needs. Shakti supported Okapi Research and Advisory to identify solutions for integrating minigrids with the utility grid.

Climate change will have significant impacts on economic activity and value chains in Uganda. But it can also provide new possibilities for people and businesses – for example, to create new products and services, develop new markets and access new funding streams and finance mechanisms.

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