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Climate change is a global development challenge which is impacting socio-economic well-being and development in all countries. Zimbabwe has seen increased frequency and magnitude of prolonged dry spells, droughts, tropical cyclones, and violent storms over the past two decades. This has been further exacerbated by the increase in importation of second-hand internal combustion vehicles and increase in purchase of private […]

ISBN: 978-87-93458-13-0
Publisher: Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry - Zimbabwe
Published Year: 2022
Number of Pages: 60

The aim of this publication is to broaden the understanding of climate risks and adaptation from the perspective of the private sector. Many businesses still tend to underestimate their exposure to climate risks, while business opportunities arising from the need to reduce vulnerability are too often overlooked or unrecognized. This publication provides an overview of the business risks and opportunities […]

Publisher: UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre
Published Year: 2022
Number of Pages: 40

In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), electrification through decentralized renewables-based solutions (particularly solar PV) has advanced significantly over the past decade. Going forward, this transition to clean energy has a significant potential in addressing integrated challenges including access to energy, job creation, skills development and local economic development (IRENA, 2019, 2020). Maximizing local benefits from this clean energy transition is important for […]

Publisher: UNEP DTU Partnership
Published Year: 2022
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 50

Ghana is one of Africa’s fastest-growing economies, with the transport sector playing a key strategic role in its growth and development. Despite the steady economic growth over the last two decades, Ghanaian cities, in particular, seem not to have benefited from the full dividends that accrue to the urbanization process. This may be due to challenges associated with the current […]

ISBN: 978-87-93458-09-3
Publisher: University of Ghana
Published Year: 2022
Number of Pages: 90

Technology developments reflect changes in market demand and can further influence the energy use of domestic appliances. This report examines the major development trends in household appliances for entertainment purposes, also known as consumer electronics, and their impacts on the energy use of these appliances. It analyses the design and implementation of policies and programmes to influence consumers’ purchase choices […]

Publisher: UNEP DTU Partnership
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 19

This paper synthesises insights from three seminars/webinars organised as part of the Danish ISGAN Annex 7 project during 2017-21 (see below). It reviews the academic and policy literature, and draws on the diverse expertise of the authors within transitions management, smart grid, energy-system integration, and flexibility. While the empirical experiences reported on are mainly drawn from Nordic and other European […]

Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 29

This report contains the rapid assessment of the Indian city of Bhopal undertaken alongside four other district cooling rapid assessments of Coimbatore, Pune, Thane and Rajkot. This report sets out a high-level analysis of the current impacts of space cooling in Bhopal, the potential of district cooling and its benefits in the city, policy options to accelerate district cooling and […]

Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 97

Context and framing of the UNEP Adaptation Gap Report 2021The sixth edition of the UNEP Adaptation Gap Report (AGR2021) has been produced in the second year of the global COVID-19 pandemic. While encouraging trends in tackling the pandemic are emerging, including the unprecedented development and roll-out of highly effective vaccines in many industrialized countries, the COVID-19 crisis continues to create severe human health challenges, economic […]

ISBN: 978-92-807-3895-7
Publisher: UNEP DTU Partnership
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 104

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