To assist policymakers with pressing forward competitive and sustainable energy systems, the World Energy Council, in partnership with global management consultancy Oliver Wyman, has published the 2014 “World Energy Trilemma report: Time to get real-the myths and realities of financing energy systems”.
Beyond its terrible toll in human lives and suffering, the Ebola epidemic has inflicted a measurable economic impact on West Africa in terms of forgone output, higher fiscal deficits, rising prices, lower real household incomes, and greater poverty.
Asia and the Pacific region is expected to be hit hard by the impacts of climate change. Developing member countries (DMCs) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) are among the most vulnerable, with seven of the top ten vulnerable countries being in the region.
In December 2015, countries will gather in Paris to finalize a new global agreement to tackle climate change. Decisions about how to unlock finance in support of developing countries’ low-carbon and climate-resilient development will be a central part of the talks.
The Urban Water Blueprint analyzes the state of water in more than 2,000 watersheds and 530 cities worldwide to provide science-based recommendations for natural infrastructure enhancements that can be integrated alongside traditional engineered solutions to improve water quality.
Failing systems, caused by fragmented, disorganised and uncoordinated government leadership, coupled with the ineffective application of already-scarce resources, mark the state of urban sanitation in most low-and middle-income countries.
The analysis calculates an emissions gap relative to expected emission levels in 2030, in recognition of the growing focus that action beyond 2020 is gaining
in international climate change negotiations. Not least, the report provides an assessment of the carbon budget that is consistent with the 2° Celsius