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Energy transition

Design, evaluation and implementation of sustainable policies and measures that drive sector transformation and support the successful transition to sustainable low carbon energy systems.

Sustainable energy


The energy sector is at the heart of the climate challenge. Staying within the 1.5°C temperature limit requires the rapid and full decarbonisation of the entire sector away from fossil fuel based to clean energy systems. This includes the production of energy and power as well as the way we use it in transport, buildings and industry processes. Effective policies, which allow for the widespread application, investment and use of clean energy technologies and energy efficiency measures, need to be adopted urgently across all countries in the world. Although the transition to clean energy systems creates multiple benefits for societies and economies,many governments find themselves locked-in to  fossil- based, inefficient systems and practicesMutual learning on effective strategies to limit their dependency on carbon intensive fuels can help to drive real systems change.

The NewClimate team of climate and energy experts supports the design, evaluation and implementation of clean energy policies and measures across the power, transport, buildings and industry sectors in many parts of the world. This includes:

  • Design and analysis of renewable energy and energy efficiency policies
  • Evaluation and quantification of the impact of different policies and measures
  • Analysis of sector decarbonisation pathways and scenarios
  • Development of sector level benchmarks to enable tracking of progress
State of Climate Action 2021

NewClimate, as part of the Climate Action Tracker, contributed to the State of Climate Action 2021 report. The report identifies 40...

Clean, Affordable and Secure Energy (CASE) for Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia (SEA) is the fastest developing region in the world with an energy demand projected to grow by 70% in the next 20 years...

Evaluation of Agora Energiewende

The energy transition has evolved but is far from being complete. The central question is no longer whether there is the need for an...

Development of the second National Energy Efficiency Action Plan in Lebanon

NewClimate Institute supported the development of the second National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) of Lebanon. The support was...

The contribution of energy efficiency to reducing the cost of decarbonisation

Together with Fraunhofer ISI and the Greenwerk, NewClimate Institute analysed how energy efficiency policies can contribute to limit...

Development of a NAMA proposal for Peru

NewClimate Institute supported the Peruvian government to develop a NAMA proposal in the frame of Peru’s renewable energy and climate...

Beyond Net Zero: Empowering Climate Mitigation by Linking to Development Goals
Publication date 12 Nov 2021

This report focuses on how countries that are dealing with climate change planning can ensure that these plans are integrated into...

State of Climate Action 2021
Publication date 28 Oct 2021

Combatting the climate crisis requires us to rapidly transform the systems that propel our economy, including power generation...

Na­tional Cooling Action Plan for Grenada
Publication date 08 Sep 2021

The National Cooling Action Plan (NCAP) shall serve as input to Grenada’s NDC process, by providing quantitative and qualitative...

The Kenyan cooking sector – Opportunities for climate action and sustainable development
Publication date 13 Jul 2021

This study provides new and additional insights on the specific link between residential cooking solutions, climate change, health...

Green Cooling in Public Procurement
Publication date 12 May 2021

The information provided within this study shall serve as a basis for tackling barriers in introducing "Green Public Procurement" as...

The energy transition after COVID-19
Publication date 24 Feb 2021

This paper discusses the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis on the energy sector and frames it in the broader perspective of the...

Decarbonisation scenarios for the transport sector in Georgia
Publication date 25 Jan 2021

Georgia is at an important crossroad with regards to the short-, medium- and long-term future of infrastructure and investment in the...

A review of successful climate change mitigation policies in major emitting economies and the potential of global replication
Publication date 08 Jan 2021

This scientific article in ‘Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews’ looks at climate change mitigation policies in five major...

Decarbonisation Pathways for the EU Cement Sector
Publication date 17 Dec 2020

The EU cement sector has made progress to reduce emissions in the past three decades, yet there is a long way ahead for the carbon...

Decarbonising the Indian transport sector: pathways and policies
Publication date 17 Dec 2020

The Climate Action Tracker explored a new approach to understanding opportunities for sectoral decarbonisation, using the example of...

TRACE - Co-benefits in decarbonising transport
Publication date 27 Apr 2021

The Transport sector climate action co-benefits evaluation tool, or TRACE, is an Excel-based model to support quantitative evaluation...

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