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In this second edition of “Regulatory Barriers for ESCOs”, 19 ESCO associations have provided comprehensive answers to 15 questions that illuminate different aspects of regulatory barriers for ESCOs. The formulation of the questions was informed and inspired by interviews that were conducted in 2021 for the first edition of this publication, where focused interviews with 10 ESCO associations served as […]

Publisher: UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre and The global ESCO network
Published Year: 2023
Number of Pages: 53

This policy brief provides answers to two questions.  First, why energy efficiency investments continue to represent a marginal share of green investment volumes, even though energy efficiency improvements are among the most prominent investment categories in green finance taxonomies.  Second, what corrective actions governments can take, especially with regard to developing-country supply chains. The intended primary audiences of this document […]

Publisher: UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre
Published Year: 2023

The UNEP Adaptation Gap Report provides an annual science-based assessment of the global progress on adaptation planning, financing, and implementation. It also explores options for enhancing and advancing national and global adaptation efforts and provides an in-depth analysis of selected issues of interest. In addition to the update on adaptation planning and implementation, the 2023 edition provides a more in-depth […]

Publisher: UNEP
Published Year: 2023

The development, transfer, diffusion, and uptake of technologies to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of climate change are essential to the response to the rapidly escalating problem of climate change. However, while the role of technologies is increasingly recognized, the degree to which technologies are deployed and barriers and enabling conditions for the development, transfer, diffusion, and uptake of […]

Publisher: UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre
Published Year: 2023
Number of Pages: 90

Climate change is a global development challenge which is impacting socio-economic well-being and development in all countries. Zimbabwe has seen increased frequency and magnitude of prolonged dry spells, droughts, tropical cyclones, and violent storms over the past two decades. This has been further exacerbated by the increase in importation of second-hand internal combustion vehicles and increase in purchase of private […]

ISBN: 978-87-93458-13-0
Publisher: Ministry of Environment, Climate, Tourism and Hospitality Industry - Zimbabwe
Published Year: 2022
Number of Pages: 60

This market brief is an output of the Technology, Markets and Investment for Low-Carbon and Climate resilient Development (TEMARIN) project, that is carried out in two African countries, namely Kenya and Uganda. The project is funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is implemented by the UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre. It aims to support countries in accelerating the […]

Publisher: UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre
Published Year: 2022
Number of Pages: 20

Effective development and transfer of climate technologies is more crucial than ever. Green technology is key to sustainable development while tackling the interlinked issues of the triple planetary crisis that humanity currently faces: climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss. But, how do we assess progress on climate technology? The new Climate Technology Progress Report 2022 aims to bring more clarity […]

Publisher: UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre and UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee (TEC)
Published Year: 2022

The aim of this publication is to broaden the understanding of climate risks and adaptation from the perspective of the private sector. Many businesses still tend to underestimate their exposure to climate risks, while business opportunities arising from the need to reduce vulnerability are too often overlooked or unrecognized. This publication provides an overview of the business risks and opportunities […]

Publisher: UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre
Published Year: 2022
Number of Pages: 40

UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre, with support from Denmark’s development cooperation is implementing the 3-year Technology, Markets and Investment for Low Carbon and Climate Resilient Development (TEMARIN) project in Kenya and Uganda. The project aims to: 1) analyze successful case studies of market-led interventions and mechanisms in Kenya and identify key learnings; 2) support technology transfer partnerships in a select climate […]

Publisher: UNEP Copenhagen Climate Centre
Published Year: 2022
Number of Pages: 30

Ghana is currently at the crossroads of planning and implementing sustainable mass transit solutions to deal with growing congestion, poor air quality, and global warming. As a fast-growing economy in sub-Saharan Africa, Ghana’s transport sector contributes to 47.7% of energy-related emissions. The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions are projected to reach 74 MtCO2e by 2050 in the Business-As-Usual (BAU) scenario compared […]

Published Year: 2022
Number of Pages: 38