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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

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 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

This issue brief is an output of the Technology, Markets and Investment for Low Carbon and Climate ResilientDevelopment (TEMARIN) project, focused on strengthening markets for climate technologies in Kenya and Uganda.The project is funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Publisher: UNEP DTU Partnership
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 18

This report contains the rapid assessment of the Indian city of Coimbatore undertaken alongside four other district cooling rapid assessments of Bhopal, Pune, Rajkot and Thane. This report sets out a high-level analysis of the current impacts of space cooling in Coimbatore, 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: 126

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 […]

Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 148

This report contains the rapid assessment of the Indian city of Pune undertaken alongside four other district cooling rapid assessments of Bhopal, Coimbatore, Thane and Rajkot. This report sets out a high-level analysis of the current impacts of space cooling in Pune, 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: 126