This report contains the rapid assessment of the Indian city of Rajkot undertaken alongside four other district cooling rapid assessments of Bhopal, Coimbatore, Pune and Thane. This report sets out a high-level analysis of the current impacts of space cooling in Rajkot, the potential of district cooling and its benefits in the city, policy options to accelerate district cooling and […]
One of the emergent trends in the sustainable energy transition is the development of distributed power generation. In Europe, it is estimated that up half of citizens of the European Union (EU) could be energy self-sufficient, potentially supplying 45% of Europe’s final energy demand by 2050 (Kampman, et al., 2016). While there are many challenges with a move towards more […]
Innovative climate technologies are critical for our response to the climate crisis, and climate technologies play an integral part in national climate plans. Within the United Nations Framework Conventionon Climate Change (UNFCCC), the role and importance of technologies has received clear and consistent support from Parties to the Convention for over 20 years. Under the Paris Agreement, this is articulated […]
The District Energy in Cities Initiative is a multi-stakeholder partnership led by UN Environment, with support from Danish International Development Agency, Global Environment Facility (GEF), Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP) and the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea. The initiative is one of the six accelerators of the Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform launched under the United Nations’ Sustainable […]
Drawing lessons from South Africa, this brief provides recommendations for Danish development cooperation and associated investments in utility-scale renewable-energy procurement in African countries.
The world faces a growing humanitarian challenge: over 80 million people are now forcibly displaced from their homes by multiple crises and protracted conflicts (UNHCR, 2021). Over 26 million people have been forced over borders as refugees and 45 million people are internally displaced within their countries. Within this context, displaced people lack access to clean cooking solutions and are […]