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Mainstreaming Access to Energy Services - African Regional Economic Communities

The document focuses on integrating access to modern energy services into regional and national policies and policy tools. It presents the experience of three African Regional Economic Councils and concludes that the work in developing a political consensus on access to energy has laid themore

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Mainstreaming Drought Risk Management: A Primer

This publication provides a basic roadmap for mainstreaming drought risk management into development planning and programming at different levels. It suggests and outlines the steps to define drought risks within a given context. It also presents a methodology for translating risk assessments andmore

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Mainstreaming Drylands Issues into National Development Frameworks

This publication is divided into two parts. Part I provides generic steps for mainstreaming environmental and socio-economic issues of drylands into national development frameworks. Part II is an evidence-based report which illustrates the key lessons learnt and challenges identified by 21 casemore

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Measuring Impacts of Sustainable Land Management

The GEF-funded project ‘Ensuring Impacts from SLM - Development of a Global Indicator System’ (KM:Land), developed a suite of global and project-level indicators to measure global environmental benefits and local livelihood benefits. The indicators and accompanying conceptual framework are nowmore

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Mother Earth: Women and sustainable land management

The publication provides practitioners and policy-makers with practical guidance on the mainstreaming of gender considerations in sustainable land management (SLM). It argues that such approaches will not only provide women with a platform to fully engage in development, but will also enhance themore

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Opportunities for Biomass Energy Programmes –Lessons Learned in Europe & the CIS

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 andmore

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Policy Guidance for Investment in Clean Energy Infrastructure

This document, prepared for the G20, aims to provide host country governments with guidance on the policy options that are available to make the most of investment opportunities in clean energy infrastructure, drawing on the collective expertise of the climate and investment communities amongmore

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Policy Opportunities and Challenges in Dryland Areas of East Africa

The paper presents a summary of the challenges, opportunities and policies adopted by the three East African countries – Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania – to address the production and marketing of goods and services from drylands. It also provides recommendations on policy that could enhance productionmore

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Preventing Land Degradation, Sustaining Livelihoods

The brochure, part of UNDP/GEF's "Lessons for the future" series, highlights examples of UNDP/GEF activities to combat land degradation in Morocco, the Caucasus, Senegal, Lesotho, Pakistan and Sudan. Approaches covered include empowering traditional pastoralists, conserving arid andmore

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Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings

To increase the adoption of energy-efficient investments and behaviors in buildings, public policies are necessary to eliminate barriers that discourage stakeholders from pursuing energy efficiency. The report aims to help policymakers wishing to initiate or develop policies promoting energymore

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.