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  • Energy Access and Urban Poverty

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    The great majority of people without access to modern energy services are rural and, rightly, much of the discussion on energy access focuses on how to reach them. However, despite their greater geographical proximity to grid electricity and other supplies of clean energy, people living in poverty in urban areas also lack energy access. The World Bank’s own trials of the Global Tracking Framework demonstrated this for Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • The CDM project potential in sub-Saharan Africa

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    This report assesses opportunities and challenges for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) in sub-Saharan African countries, namely Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. It analyses the technical potentials for CDM projects per sector as well as a review of the Kyoto infrastructure and an evaluation of Grid Emissions Factors.

  • The development implications of the fracking revolution

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    A larger number of countries are exposed to a potential trade shock emerging from a change in US oil imports including Angola, Congo, and Nigeria. An increase in fracking in China with the same size in the trade shock would double the effect. The total estimated effects from a reduction in US oil imports from African countries amount to US$32 billion. The net impacts on exporters will depend on their ability to find other markets, and the conditions under which they do so.

  • Developing financeable NAMAs: a practitioner’s guide

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    Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) are fast becoming the climate finance vehicle of choice to help developing countries transition to low carbon, climate resilient futures. Developing countries, their development partners and other actors in and around the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are working to operationalise the concept to leverage domestic climate finance with bilateral and multilateral support, and through carbon markets.

  • Climate impacts, forest-dependent rural livelihoods and adaptation strategies in Africa: A review

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    This article looks at the impacts of climate change on African forest ecosystems and forest-related sectors and the implications for rural livelihoods. The review looks at case studies from Botswana, the Gambia, Ethiopia, Republic of Congo, Malawi and Uganda for impacts, underlying causes of vulnerability, and coping and adaptation strategies. It is concluded that climate change is likely to cause additional inequalities, thus disproportionately affecting the poor.