Energy Access for All: Project Resources
The project partners; EDUCON, SEI, UPC and Practical Action, have produced a range of articles and policy briefs based on field evidence demonstrating the critical role of energy access at the local level to achieving the Millenium Development Goals in sub Saharan Africa. These are aimed at raising awareness for policy and decision makers of the importance of energy access as a means of achieving sustainable development.
The documents will play a vital role in helping achieve political commitment from policy, and decision, makers in supporting a resolution madating the prioritisation of the allocation of EU aid funds towards local energy access in Sub Saharan Africa. They also provide background on the project itself and about subjects such as EU funding mechanisms for energy access, synergies between energy access policy and climate change as well as case studies looking at the technical issues with achieving universal energy access for all.
Energy for All 2030: Carbon financing
Carbon financing mechanisms as source of funding for energy access for the poor in Sub-Saharan Africa
Energy for All 2030: Key elements
Key elements for the analysis of electricity access in Sub-Saharan Africa, review of rate of adoption at planning stages and relation to MDG fulfillment in two reference countries: Ghana and Mozambique
Energy for All 2030: EU funding for energy access in sub-Saharan Africa
Energy for All 2030: Preliminary Analysis
Preliminary Analysis and Partner Dialogue on the Impacts of the First EU Energy Facility Projects in Sub Saharan Africa.
Climate change and energy poverty in Africa
An analysis of the interconnecting themes between climate change and energy access for the poor in sub-Saharan Africa
SEI: Energy Access and Climate Change Opportunities and Policy Synergies for achieving the Millennium Development Goals
Project policy document
Principles, strategies and energy solutions to improve health provision in rural African communities
Energy for All project paper
Energy for all by 2030: Rural electrification
The role of the public sector and collective action on electricity access for the poor
Africa-Europe Energy Partnership (AEEP)
The Africa-Europe Energy Partnership (AEEP) is a long-term framework for structured political dialogue and co-operation between Africa and the EU on energy issues of strategic importance, reflecting African and European needs. Through the Partnership, Africa and Europe work together to develop a shared vision and common policy answers, and to stimulate specific actions that address the energy challenges of the 21st century. AEEP initiatives contribute to existing national, regional and continental energy objectives and strategies in Africa, and will take into account the necessary social and environmental standards.
The AEEP has launched an interactive tool in preparation for the 1st AEEP Partnership Forum, planned to take place in South Africa in May 2012 (tbc). The Forum intends to expand the scope of the Partnership by facilitating dialogue amongst all stakeholders including civil society, research and private sector in order to achieve progress on the AEEP 2020 Political Targets.
Sustainable Energy: Win-win Solution for Climate and Development
This article by the Stockholm Environment Institute (One of the project partners based in Sweden), looks at how supporting developing countries to scale-up access to sustainable energy for cooking will not only bring positive effects for climate change; it will improve the health and economy of the world’s most vulnerable households. What’s more, the cost of achieving universal energy access in the coming decades is surprisingly low.
Power can challenge poverty
This blog on the Guardian Newspaper website, discusses the drive to acknowledge energy access as a vital component in sustainable development. It also discusses the issues with finance and the need to focus upon small-scale local solutions.
Renewable Energy Use in the Developing World
Humanity is still essentially reliant on fossil fuel energy, but as we all know the greenhouse gases produced by industry are having a devastating effect on our climate. International policy is still a long way off creating a framework for how the big polluting nations de-carbonise, but what about the 1.3 billion people who have no access to modern energy at all, and the 30% of the global population without electricity?
This article looks at the issues and potential solutions to providing access to clean renewable energy to help mitigate climate change and promote sustainable development