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  • The Contribution of Biofuels to the Sustainability of Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: Elements for Formulating Public Policy

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 12, 2008
    Objective: 

    This report examines the other considerations that policymakers should take into account when making biofuels-friendly policies. These considerations include an analysis of the overall environmental impact of biofuels, poverty-reduction measures, labor market conditions and implications for agriculture and food security issues.

  • Technology Roadmap: Wind Energy

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday, January 10, 2010
    Objective: 

    Wind energy is perhaps the most advanced of the "new" renewable energy technologies, but there is still much work to be done. This roadmap identifies the key tasks that must be undertaken in order to achieve a vision of over 2,000 GW of wind energy capacity by 2050.

  • Technology Roadmap: Solar Photovoltaic Energy

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, September 10, 2014
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    Key findings:

    Since 2010, the world has added more solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity than in the previous four decades. Total global capacity overtook 150 gigawatts (GW) in early 2014

    The geographical pattern of deployment is rapidly changing. While a few European countries, led by Germany and Italy, initiated large-scale PV development, since 2013, the People’s Republic of China has led the global PV market, followed by Japan and the United States

    PV system prices have been divided by three in six years in most markets, while module prices have been divided by five

  • Technology Roadmap: Energy-Efficient Buildings Heating and Cooling Equipment

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 1, 2011
    Objective: 

    The IEA Technology Roadmap Energy-Efficient Buildings: Heating and Cooling Equipment shows how technologies such as solar thermal, heat pumps, thermal energy storage and combined heat and power for buildings have the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 2 gigatonnes (Gt) by 2050--around one-quarter of today"s emissions from buildings--and save 710 million tonnes oil equivalent (Mtoe) of energy by 2050.

  • Technology and Innovation Report 2011: Powering Development with Renewable Energy Technologies

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 11, 2011
    Objective: 

    The UNCTAD Technology and Innovation Report 2011 focuses on the important role of renewable energy technologies in responding to the dual challenge of reducing energy poverty while mitigating climate change. This is particularly timely as the global community prepares for the Rio+20 Conference next year. The Report identifies key capacity issues for developing countries and proposes concrete recommendations for the wider use of renewable energy technologies to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction.

  • Status of Glaciers in the Indus Basin

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday, January 1, 2012
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    The Hindu Kush Himalayan region encompasses an area of 4.2 million km2 of hills and mountains in the countries of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan. With its vast expanses of snow and ice, the region it is known as the water tower of Asia, which is being significantly affected by climate change. The meltwater from Himalayan snow and ice feeds 10 large river systems of South Asia: the Amu Darya, Brahmaputra, Ganges, Indus, Irrawaddy, Mekong, Salween, Tarim, Yangtze and Yellow Rivers.

  • SE4ALL Global Tracking Framework

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, May 28, 2013
    Objective: 

    This report is the first of a series to monitor progress towards the three objectives of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative. It puts numbers to each objective, identifies what needs to change and outlines how progress can be made.

  • Revealed: The Himalayan Meltdown

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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    This 45-minute documentary film examines the human development impact of the glacial ice melt on communities in Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India and Nepal. It shows the plight of the affected countries and the ways they are adapting, adjusting and preparing for inevitable changes in the Himalayan glaciers. It features innovative fog-catching in Nepal, man-made glaciers in India, views of life in the changing plateaus of China and pioneering UNDP climate change adaptation projects in Bhutan and Bangladesh.

  • Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2012: An Overview

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
    Objective: 

    This report provides the most current, comprehensive analysis of the costs and performance of renewable power generation technologies available today. The results are largely based on new, original analysis of around 8,000 medium- to large-scale commissioned or proposed renewable power generation projects from a range of data sources. The analysis provides simple, clear metrics based on the latest reliable information, thereby helping to inform the current debate on renewable power generation and to assist governments and private sector investors in their decision-making.

  • Renewable Energy Toolkit (REToolkit)

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 1, 2011
    Objective: 

    REToolkit provides a broad set of tools to assist bank staff and country counterparts in improving the design and implementation of renewable energy (RE) projects, incorporate best practices and lessons learned from RE projects supported by the World Bank Group and other institutions and is operationally oriented to address practical implementation needs at each stage in the RE project cycle.

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