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.
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.
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.