Featured publications

  • Apr 1, 2004

    The report reviews experiences of the Multifunctional Platform Project in Mali and documents how modern energy services affect people's lives in terms of income, education, and rural women's status and health. It presents analytical insights into key factors affecting the relationship between energy services and development outcomes.

  • Community Action to Address Climate Change
    Nov 11, 2003

    The publication summarizes key information concerning selected energy and climate change projects supported by the GEF SGP between 1992 and 2003. It provides information on community-led projects that address climate change while improving energy access and livelihoods. The case studies focus on community initiatives in which energy services and livelihood benefits are closely integrated.

  • Mar 1, 2007

    The report discusses the experiences and lessons learned from five UNDP-GEF biomass energy projects in Europe and the CIS. It focuses on lessons for biomass project development and implementation for market transformation in the region and makes recommendations for the development and implementation of new biomass projects.

  • Mar 7, 2011

    In response to the UN General Assembly recently adopting a resolution to designate 2012 as International Year of Sustainable Energy for All, the Environment Energy Group hosted an event with speakers from the World Bank, United Nations Foundation and GRATIS to explore opportunities for the international community to scale up efforts to achieve universal access to modern energy services by 2030.

  • Will Tomorrow Be Brighter than Today?
    Apr 30, 2007

    The report focuses on enhancing equitable access to appropriate, reliable and affordable energy services so as to reduce human and income poverty. In examining the gender dimension of energy access and provisioning, its use and impact, the report highlights the gender concerns in the Asia-Pacific region and provides recommendations on mainstreaming gender in the provisioning of energy services.

  • To Tackle Energy Poverty, UN-Energy Retreat Discusses UN Energy Access Facility
    Feb 15, 2011

    UNDP, UNEP and UNIDO presented the UN Energy Access Facility (UN-EAF) framework, explained complements to other initiatives and discussed next steps to representatives from donors, private sector, and development organizations. The UN-EAF, un-veiled at the 2010 MDG Summit is expected to officially launch by the latter half of 2011, in conjunction with the Global Campaign on Energy Access launch.

  • Sealing an equitable deal in Copenhagen and beyond
    Jan 14, 2010

    This brochure calls for an equitable post-2012 climate change deal that addresses climate change and poverty reduction concerns in an integrated manner. It underlines the opportunity for collaboration on practical solutions to support the poorest countries out of poverty through low-emission routes to growth, energy access, and building greater resilience to climate-related natural disasters.

  • Jul 1, 2003

    LP Gas Rural Energy Challenge is a public-private partnership initiative between UNDP and the World LP Gas Association. The brochure provides a brief overview of the initiative's objectives, partnership approach, and in-country operations.

  • Energy Poverty: How to make modern energy access universal?
    Sep 22, 2010

    This joint report on energy poverty published by IEA, UNDP, and UNIDO is an early excerpt of the IEA's 2010 World Energy Outlook (WEO). It quantifies the number of people that lack access to modern energy services, the investment costs required to meet this gap and potential technology options needed to achieve universal access by 2030.

  • Oct 28, 2005

    The publication is the third issue of UNDP/GEF 'Lessons for the Future' series and it focuses on the evolution of the barrier removal model for service delivery, emerging trends in project financing and management issues relevant to heating projects. The analysis refers primarily to the 20 heating projects in the UNDP-GEF portfolio and pipeline.

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