As an outgrow of 20 years of field experience in Africa in supporting household energy programs, Steve Sepp presents a guidebook for fostering sustainable wood energy that is easily accessible though rich in empirical facts and figures. The succinct analysis summarizes core advantages of wood-based fuels, followed by challenges and success stories in favor of conducive wood energy policies. The 40-page-publication was commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH's program HERA (‘Poverty-Oriented Basic Energy Services').
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A country cannot mitigate or adapt to climate change without first strengthening skills and the knowledge to do so. The CTCN works with network members and local stakeholders to provide information, training and support to build and/or strengthen the capacity of developing countries to identify, maintain and adapt climate technology solutions. Capacity building and training can enable decision-makers to initiate change on local and national level. As part of this effort, the CTCN strives to develop analytical tools, policies and best practices for country-driven climate mitigation and adaptation. Below you will find related publications, partners, CTCN technical assistance, technologies and other information for exploring this topic further.