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All articles for the topic: Community-based energy services

Making Climate Change Mitigation More Meaningful

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The global energy system is the single largest contributor to climate change, and reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from energy is of paramount global importance to avoid catastrophic climate change. But increasing access to modern energy services for the 1.2 billion people who have none is a global imperative as well. Access to energy increases incomes, improves heath, healthcare, education, and security, and reduces labour-intensive practices of all kinds.

Civil Society Participation in the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Meaningful participation of civil society is key to the success of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative. Civil society organizations can act as trusted intermediaries between government, the private sector, and energy users on the ground, as well as having expertise in designing and delivering energy services, particularly for poor and vulnerable groups. The aim of this paper is to provide a ‘snapshot’ of the civil society experience of SE4ALL to date in order to understand the entry points for – and some of the challenges – of participation.

Climate change and energy poverty in Africa

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Friday, January 1, 2010

This paper shows that the quantity of energy required by the poor to fulfil their needs is generally very small. In Sub-Saharan African, most countries with less access to modern energy services are not on-track to meet the MDGs.

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