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Investments in renewable energy are increasing rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa. The overall purpose of this paper is to explore to what extent and under what conditions these investments are producing economic co-benefits in terms of spillovers and linkage development effects. One peculiarity of Africa’s renewable-energy sector is the rapid increase and likely future growth of Chinese involvement in large-scale renewable-energy […]

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Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 94

Lack of access to modern forms of energy hampers eforts to reduce poverty. The provision of electricity to of-grid communities is therefore a long-standing developmental goal. Yet, many of-grid electrifcation projects neglect mid- and long-term operation and maintenance costs. When this is the case, electricity services are unlikely to be afordable to the communities that are the project’s primary target. […]

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Published Year: 2021
Status: Published

The expected increase in the disposal of off-grid solar e-waste (SEW) in the Global South is potentially the dark side of a promising innovation. We suggest placing research aimed at identifying appropriate schemes for the collection and recycling of SEW within a conceptual framework that builds on the literature on environmental upgrading in global value chains (GVC). We advance the […]

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Published Year: 2021
Status: Published

Parties to the Paris Agreement (PA) have agreed on the goal of limiting the increase in global average temperature to well below 2◦C and are pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5◦C. Countries’ nationally determined contributions (NDCs) comprise the main framework used to achieve this. In this context, Mozambique’s NDC includes, amongst other actions, increased renewable energy (RE) generation. This […]

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Published Year: 2021
Status: Published

This systematic literature review synthesizes the major physical and socio-physical determinants on space choice behaviors in open (i.e., non-defined uses) versus enclosed (i.e., specific uses defined) spaces. The purpose is to better understand the trade-offs between open and enclosed spaces and how opposing and complimentary design elements influence behavior and occupancy choices. Using the lens of space choice behaviors, we […]

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Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 19

This briefing note discusses key linkages between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UNFCCC-mandated Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs), and the role of technology per se in achieving sustainable development. Reflecting on many years of experience in conducting TNAs, the brief concludes with some recommendations on how to sharpen the linkages between country-driven efforts to achieve climate-related SDGs, including how […]

ISBN: 978-87-94094-00-9
Publisher: UNEP DTU Partnership
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 8

The objective of this study was to analyze at the level of Spain’s 52 provinces province level the temporal evolution of minimum mortality temperatures (MMT) from 1983 to 2018, in order to determine whether the increase in MMT would be sufficient to compensate for the increase in environmental temperatures in Spain for the period. It also aimed to analyze whether […]

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Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 10
Publisher: United Nations Environment Programme
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 120