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  • The United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR)

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, January 1, 2014
    Objective: 

    The United Nations (UN) World Water Development Report, released each year with a focus on different strategic water issues, is the UN"s flagship report on water. It is a comprehensive review that gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources and aims to provide decision makers with the tools to implement sustainable use of our water.

  • 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.

  • Smart Energy Networks (Smart Grids) in South America

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 7, 2012
    Objective: 

    The study aims at unveiling the potential of smart grid technology deployment in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) regions. Challenges and opportunities for the evolution of the local systems towards smart grids are pointed out, motivating policymakers to address the subject and understand its potential.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Renewable Energy Technologies Cost Analysis Series: Hydropower

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, January 6, 2012
    Objective: 

    Renewable energy technologies can help countries meet their policy goals for secure, reliable and affordable energy to expand electricity access and promote development. This paper on hydropower is part of a series on the cost and performance of renewable energy technologies produced by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The goal of these papers is to assist government decision-making and ensure that governments have access to up-to-date and reliable information on the costs and performance of renewable energy technologies.

  • Rainfall Shocks, Food Prices Vulnerability and Food Security: Evidence for Sub-Saharan African Countries

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    Objective: 

    This conference paper explores food market vulnerability and security as related to rainfall shocks across Sub-Saharan Africa by applying econometric methods across a wide range of developed and developing countries. The paper is focused on methods of improving access to affordable food supplies for developing countries during times of dire need.

  • Planning and Design for Sustainable Urban Mobility

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

    This report highlights city transportation challenges, with a particular focus on developing countries, and showcases specific city examples to illustrate how to address such challenges. The report also discusses equitable access to urban mobility and transport poverty as well as economic, environmental, institutional and governance and social dimensions of mobility and transport.

  • Mitigation of Climate Change in Forestry: Contribution of Working Group III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, January 1, 2007
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    This chapter offers an overview about climate change mitigation in the forestry sector.

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