This publication examines the sectors, technologies and policy measures that will be central in the transition to a low-carbon energy system.
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The Sustainable Energy Marketplace is a virtual platform that gathers renewable energy actors and IRENA's expertise and work to pursue together the deployment of renewable energies in developing countries.
This working paper undertakes econometric analysis to assess the impacts of climate mitigation policies and the quality of the investment environment on investment and innovation in renewable power in OECD and G20 countries.
This assessment was conducted to identify and understand the degree to which gender considerations have been addressed in energy policies, plans and strategies worldwide.
This study analyzed the interdisciplinary triangulation of four divergent conceptual frameworks, each relevant to diagnosing food insecurity in developing countries.
This paper studied the relationship of water use for agricultural purposes in 154 countries and their economic development.
This report highlights the paths—in some cases accelerated—that the European Union, United States and other “solar-friendly” countries have chosen to reach their goals of growing the solar market, combatting climate change and creating jobs and economic opportunities through 2020.
This paper synthesizes findings from technology mapping studies of the renewable energy supply, residential and commercial buildings and transport sectors. The objective of the mapping studies was to identify key climate-mitigation technologies and associated goods.
This paper describes current carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology, its capacity to address emissions reductions, and challenges associated with the technology.
This report provides insights into how countries can address lack of electricity access in slums. It includes examples of approaches taken in the Philippines, South Africa, Brazil, and India.