Energy Efficiency

IFC Carbon Emissions Estimation Tool (Excel download)

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) created this Excel spreadsheet to help users predict and understand the emissions profile of a potential GHG source.

Energy for People-centred Sustainable Development (UNDP)

Whether viewed from a social, environmental or economic perspective, the energy sector presents a fundamental challenge standing in the way of sustainable development. Both within and among countries, high levels of inequality persist in access to, and consumption of, energy.

Lighting Africa (PPIAF)

As a part of the joint World Bank/International Finance Corporation (IFC) Lighting Africa initiative, the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) co-funded the market-based delivery of off-grid lighting services and products in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2008, promoting the development and commercialization of innovative and efficient lighting technologies.

In one of the projects financed by PPIAF, in Rwanda, this support translated into the implementation of a modular lighting system by which even the poorest Africans could purchase individual lighting units over time. Over an 18-month implementation period, new innovative modular lighting products were introduced to 32 districts and provided 8,000 light-emitting diode (LED) lights to rural households and businesses, benefitting over 40,000 people. Sales of the modular LED lights are currently growing by 20% a month. Lessons learned from this project have contributed to increasing awareness of the modern off-grid lighting sector and emerging successful business models that Lighting Africa can share with new enterprises.

Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change Handbook (UNDP)

This updated handbook provides hands-on guidance for identifying the most effective technology options for poverty reduction and climate change mitigation and adaptation. By drawing on decades of experience and inputs from leading experts and practitioners, it brings novel insights for carrying out needs assessments and creating actionable plans as part of national climate change strategies.

Power, Responsibility, and Accountability: Re-Thinking the Legitimacy of Institutions for Climate Finance (World Resources Institute)

This report seeks to ground the debate on climate finance in an objective analysis of ongoing efforts to finance mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.

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