Energy Efficiency

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.

From Climate Finance to Financing Green Growth

This Project Catalyst analysis shows the benefits of green growth and stresses the importance of developing the right policies to support a transition towards the low carbon economy, looking at financing needs of green growth in developing countries, the role of the financing sources identified by AGF report and how the climate finance system should develop over the next decade.

Climate Finance in the Urban Context: Costs of Adaptation and Mitigation in Cities

Climate Finance in the Urban Context: Costs of Adaptation and Mitigation in Cities looks at potential financing opportunities and costs of mitigation and adaptation in the urban context. Wide-ranging potential sources for finance for climate action are described, and suggestions are made for more effective responses to climate investment challenges in cities.

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