Technologies to harness solar power as a path to low-carbon energy are developing at breakneck speed. How can developing countries best make use of them to benefit the millions of rural poor who still live without electricity?
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Part of the UN Development Programme, the Environment and Energy group work in six areas: water governance, frameworks and strategies for sustainable development, sustainable energy, sustainable land management, biodiversity and chemicals management.
The group publishes information on its projects in each of these areas as well case study analyses, policy papers, toolkits for practitioners, press information and links to external websites.
This website presents a collection of the International Energy Agency's information and resources on renewable energy. It includes a list of publications, events, projects and activities on renewable energy technologies and markets, including biofuels, solar, wind and geothermal power.
Mandated by 75 countries worldwide, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) aims to promote the transition to and sustainable use of renewable energy. Its website provides information — in English, French, German and Spanish — on the potential, best practices, technology available and funding for renewable energies.
It includes a presentation making the case for IRENA, a discussion paper on its role in the context of other organisations and initiatives, an overview of its founding, preparatory conferences and a roadmap.
This website presents a collection of the information and resources on renewable energy from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). It includes an overview of renewable energy, information on relevant UNEP activities and projects, and a list of related documents and websites.