Climate and development

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.
Consolidation of climate planning processes in the Energy Community Contracting Parties Jun 2019 - This paper looks to provide Contracting Parties of the Energy Community with guidance on how they could consolidate their multiple climate change planning processes and international obligations into one single process ensuring efficiency and alignment.
Comment on Paris compatibility of “Plataforma” scenarios Jan 2019 - NewClimate Institute was asked to write a comment on the Paris compatibility of the energy sector scenarios developed under the Plataforma Escenarios Energéticos Argentina 2040 initiative. The comment discusses how global pathways towards Paris compatibility can be broken down to countries and sectors, highlighting the relevance of the energy sector.
NDC Update Report November 2018 – Ambition: Taking a long-term perspective Dec 2018 - The NDC Update Report tracks the progress on the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the Paris Agreement. The theme of this edition is "Ambition": We look ahead and explore whether governments are ready for the next round of pledges and where support and preparation could focus.
SCAN (SDG & Climate Action Nexus) tool: Linking Climate Action and the Sustainable Development Goals Nov 2018 - The SDG Climate Action Nexus tool (SCAN-tool) is designed to provide high-level guidance on how mitigation actions can impact achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Tunisia: Derisking Renewable Energy Investment 2018 Jun 2018 - The objective of this study is to analyse the most cost-effective public derisking measures to promote private sector investment in large-scale wind energy and solar photovoltaic (PV) in Tunisia. The study performs a quantitative, investment-risk informed modelling analysis. Modelling data has been obtained from structured interviews with private sector investors and developers.
NAMAs and INDCs: Interactions and opportunities Nov 2015 - This paper explores the links between NAMAs and INDCs with regard to various elements central to their implementation.
Improving Co-benefits and ‘Triple Win’ Impacts from Climate Action: The Role of Guidance Tools Apr 2014 - Naess, L.O., Hagemann, M., Harvey, B., Urban, F., Hendel-Blackford, S. and Höhne, N.
This CDI Practice Paper addresses the role of tools in supporting interventions to achieve the ‘triple wins’ of adaptation, mitigation and development. Over recent years there has been a proliferation of guidance tools to support adaptation or mitigation, increasingly in a development context, but little work on the role tools play in helping to bridge the gap between these three areas in practice.