Energy is vital to sustainable development, affecting social, economic and environmental aspects of people's lives. Enabling policies can expand the poor's access to energy while tackling issues like climate change.
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An ambitious strategy to create fuel cell products for export will need incentives and cross-government backing to bear fruit, says Radhika Perrot.
A third industrial revolution based on new communication and energy technologies needs strong political commitments, argues David Dickson.
Planting trees in dryland regions can negatively impact biodiversity, and policies must promote the practice on a smaller scale.
18 April 2011
Source: NCCR North-South
Hydropower plans in tropical regions should consider the effect of future deforestation on the water supply, says a study.
Without new policies, universal access to electricity will not be achieved by 2030 and the situation may even worsen for clean cooking, predicts a study.
3 May 2013
12 February 2013