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Eastern Asia

  • Country Energy Profiles (Website)

    Type: 
    Publication

    This reegle website provides comprehensive energy profiles for all countries with information from reliable sources such as UN or the World Bank. Profile information includes national policies on energy-related issues, visualized statistics, renewable energy potentials maps, national projects programmes, and key stakeholders.

  • Sustainable Energy Regulation Network (SERN) Policy and Regulatory Review 2010

    Sustainable Energy Regulation Network (SERN) Policy and Regulatory Review 2010

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, January 1, 2010

    This review provides information on policy and energy regulation in energy markets throughout the world, including: Africa; the Baltic States, Central, and Eastern Europe; Latin America and the Caribbean; the Middle East; Russia; South Asia; South East Asia; and the Pacific Region.

  • Technology Roadmap: Carbon Capture and Storage in Industrial Applications

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, September 1, 2011

    This road map paves the way for low-carbon industrial growth in developed and developing countries by providing a vision of industrial carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) until 2050. Its insights are intended to help policymakers evaluate the benefits of CCS technology and make informed decisions. It offers investors an assessment of the potential for CCS in industry, a neglected application of the technology.

  • Access to Energy for the Poor: An Asia-Pacific Regional Initiative

    Access to Energy for the Poor: An Asia-Pacific Regional Initiative

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, September 1, 2008

    This concept paper addresses the creation of a regional initiative to address challenges of energy access for the poor. The initiative focuses on enhancing financing mechanisms, replicating successes in energy lending, sharing best practices, and promoting innovative financing. The paper also outlines a framework for activities and impact criteria.

  • Developing Effective Off-Grid Lighting Policy

    Developing Effective Off-Grid Lighting Policy

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2015

    This report explains how the need for lighting products in places like Africa remains critical, as a large portion of households still have no access to electrical services. The report argues there is strong evidence of the significant benefits of even low levels of electricity access, such as its impact on the effective length of working days, education, safety and access to information. The report offers strategic advice to policymakers within governments and regulatory agencies to accelerate the penetration of efficient off-grid lighting products.

  • Status Report on Power System Transformation

    Status Report on Power System Transformation

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, May 1, 2015

    This report examines the complex process of transforming power systems. It offers evidence for power system transformation by providing a collection of empirical examples of the types of innovations that are emerging worldwide. The authors aim to bolster the evidence for power system transformation by providing empirical examples of the types of innovations that are emerging worldwide. The examples cited are intended to show what power sector transformation is and how it is being achieved.

  • Narrowing the Emissions Gap: Contributions from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Activities

    Narrowing the Emissions Gap: Contributions from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Activities

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 1, 2015

    This report UNEP), describes how renewable energy and energy efficiency programs in developing countries contribute to narrowing the “2020 emissions gap”. It provides an analysis of developing countries’ overall renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives, as well as specific projects and case studies that detail their countries’ implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. Findings in this report reveal common challenges in measuring and reporting emissions reductions, including insufficient data and lack of a unified methodology.

  • Sustainable Energy for All: Tracking Progress in Asia and the Pacific

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    This summary report describes how countries in Asia and the Pacific are addressing the goal of sustainable energy for all. It reviews efforts to monitor the performance of revealed progress. It finds that while renewable energy adoption is limited, solar and wind have seen an increase in electricity generation. Moreover, countries from the region have shown significant progress in the last five years in establishing policy measures and programs to increase energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy use.

  • Clean Energy Mini-Grids—High Impact Opportunity: Annual Report 2015

    Clean Energy Mini-Grids—High Impact Opportunity: Annual Report 2015

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, December 31, 2015

    This report reviews the year 2015 and focuses on five “high impact opportunity” object areas. It describes how a wide range of activities were undertaken to raise the profile of clean energy mini-grids, draw attention to critical issues and facilitate building the partnership required for sustainable “clean energy mini-grids”.

  • UNEP LIVE—Our Changing Environment: Place by Place

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    Publication

    This online database features 26 countries in the Asia-Pacific region and 40 years of resource use. It was developed as a result of a three-year science-based consultative process mandated by countries in the region.

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