Publications

Climate and development

Making long-term low GHG emissions development strategies a reality May 2020 - This guidance provides recommendations to policy makers on how to approach the development of a long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategy (LTS) given the unique circumstances of individual countries in 2020, and future revisions thereof.
Good Practice Database Summary Report Apr 2020 - In continuation of the Good Practice Analysis (GPA) 1.0 and 2.0, this analysis of new case studies for the Good Practice Database (GPD) enhances and expands the existing repository of good practice examples with a focus on NDC implementation.
The Mongolian electricity sector in the context of international
climate mitigation efforts
Mar 2020 - Synthesis report on the impacts of electricity supply sector development in Mongolia on climate change targets and health impacts associted to air pollution from coal power plants.
A roadmap for the power supply sector in Argentina Feb 2020 - The “Ambition to Action” (A2A) project provided support to the Argentinian NDC process between March 2017 and December 2019. This report provides a synthesis of the results of three years of supporting governmental and non-governmental constituencies with analytical support for the energy supply sector.
Climate change and sustainable development in the Kenyan electricity sector Feb 2020 - Synthesis report on the impacts of electricity sector development in Kenya on national sustainable development and climate change targets.
Assessing sustainable development impacts of scaling-up climate action in the electricity sector Feb 2020 - This paper formulates six key lessons learnt for the assessment of sustainable development impacts and their integration into climate policy making.
NDC Update Report December 2019 – Long-term, society-wide visions for immediate action Dec 2019 - The NDC Update Report tracks the progress on the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. The theme of this report is the role of long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies (LTSs) in achieving the Paris Agreement goal.
The role of renewable energy mini-grids in Kenya’s electricity sector Nov 2019 - This report synthesises available analyses on the role and potential of mini-grids in Kenya and explores how this technology can help the country attain its goal of universal electrification by 2022 and also contribute to the achievement of other related development objectives.
The role of geothermal and coal in Kenya’s electricity sector and implications for sustainable development Nov 2019 - This study aims at supporting decision making in the electricity sector in Kenya by comparing geothermal and coal, and the impact of developing these technologies on generation costs, affordability of electricity, and overall flexibility and reliability of electricity supply.
Transition Towards a Decarbonised Electricity Sector Oct 2019 - This paper supports countries to understand where they are in the power system transformation process and how they can accelerate the process.