Featured publications

  • Sustainable Energy for All - Brief Guide to Advocacy PlanningSustainable Energy for All - Brief Guide to Advocacy PlanningAug 1, 2012The International Year of Sustainable Energy for All is a unique opportunity and platform to raise national public awareness and influence policies, commitments and action for the sustainable energy for all goal. This provides effective advocacy strategies on Sustainable Energy for All.

  • SEFA Advocacy PowerPoint PresentationSEFA Advocacy PowerPoint PresentationAug 1, 2012This presentation can be used for outreach and advocacy activities on Sustainable Energy for All.

  • Energizing the MDGs: A Guide to Energy's Role in Reducing PovertyAug 1, 2005The UNDP Guide offers an overview of some of the most pertinent issues regarding development and energy and provides suggestions and examples on how to address energy within broader efforts to reach the MDGs.

  • LP Gas Applications for Rural Energy DevelopmentAug 1, 2003The brochure details the benefits of LPG gas in rural development. It explores the aspects of rural access, cooking use, productive services, food preparation and processing, community services and the powering of the local economy.

  • Energy for Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific RegionJun 1, 2004The report is a compilation of case studies and lessons from UNDP projects in the region. The publication highlights the role of energy in poverty reduction and advancing the achievement of the MDGs. Key lessons about participatory approaches, technology choices and policy options are summarized in the report.

  • World Energy Assessment: Energy and the Challenge of SustainabilityWorld Energy Assessment: Energy and the Challenge of SustainabilityDec 1, 2000The publication highlights the social, economic, environmental and security issues linked to energy. It analyzes how energy can serve as an instrument to reach the goal of sustainable human development. It concludes that the adoption of policies that encourage the delivery of energy services in cleaner and more efficient ways is a prerequisite to address development problems.

  • Energy for Sustainable Development: A Policy AgendaEnergy for Sustainable Development: A Policy AgendaDec 1, 2002As a follow-up to the World Energy Assessment, this publication focuses on policy options and effective implementation. It offers informed guidance on the next steps, on how to shape public policy so that it accelerates the growth of energy systems that support sustainable development.

  • Smoke in the Kitchen: Health Impacts of Indoor Air PollutionSmoke in the Kitchen: Health Impacts of Indoor Air PollutionJun 6, 2006This is the executive summary of a seminar hosted by UNDP with support from ITDG, USEPA, and WTO. The aim of the seminar was to raise awareness among country governments and UN agencies on the health impacts of indoor air pollution from household energy use, and to promote global action to reduce people's exposure to this substantial environmental health risk.

  • Promotion of Wind Energy: Lessons Learned from UNDP-GEF ProjectsJun 1, 2008The report provides a review of the active UNDP-GEF wind energy portfolio. It looks at the design, costs and efficiency of existing projects, drawing on the experience of 14 wind energy projects that have been financed through UNDP to help national governments implement wind energy public policies.

  • FAQs: How Do Rural Energy Services Reduce Poverty?Mar 1, 2005The document is a compilation of frequently asked questions about the multifunctional platform (MFP). It contains information about the role of energy services in poverty reduction, linkage between rural energy services and MDGs, MFPs and MDGs, scaling up MFPs, and policy issues.

Fast Facts - Universal Energy Access

Universal access to modern energy services is achievable by 2030. There are no fundamental technical barriers, and proven and innovative solutions exist. The capital investment required for universal energy access represents only around 3 per cent of the total global energy investment. Governments must make universal energy access a top political priority. Practical, effective and large-scale actions are needed to invest in capacity development, mobilize public-private partnerships and massively scale up successful and innovative solutions to overcome extreme energy poverty.