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  • Renewable Energy for Parliamentarians: a How-To GuideRenewable Energy for Parliamentarians: a How-To Guide

  • The Environment and Energy Thematic Trust Fund (EE TTF) 2013 Annual Report Sep 10, 2014The Environment and Energy Thematic Trust Fund (EE TTF) 2013 Annual Report

  • Sep 15, 2009Handbook for Conducting Technology Needs Assessment for Climate ChangeThis advance document of the updated Technology Needs Assessment Handbook (TNA) provides a detailed framework for the development and implementation of technology needs assessments and in particular in the development of technology programmes and strategies in developing countries. Download this Document * Complete Report English

  • Dec 5, 2010UNDP's Work in Environment and Sustainable Development

  • Mar 7, 2011Universal Energy Access Towards 2030: The Role of Multi-lateral AgenciesIn 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.

  • Energy and Gender for Sustainable Development: A Toolkit and Resource GuideDec 12, 2004Energy and Gender for Sustainable Development: A Toolkit and Resource GuideThis toolkit and resource guide provides tools to help development practitioners ask the relevant questions needed to bring about better development and energy outcomes that are gender specific and that address the needs of women in particular.

  • Apr 1, 2004Reducing Rural Poverty through Increased Access to Energy Services: MPP in MaliThe 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.

  • To Tackle Energy Poverty, UN-Energy Retreat Discusses UN Energy Access FacilityFeb 15, 2011To Tackle Energy Poverty, UN-Energy Retreat Discusses UN Energy Access FacilityUNDP, 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.

  • Mar 1, 2007Opportunities for Biomass Energy Programmes –Lessons Learned in Europe & the CISThe 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.

  • Jul 1, 2003LP Gas Rural Energy ChallengeLP 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.

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.