This guidance note, which was prepared for the regional and country offices of UN Women and UNIDO, provides an overview of issues related to gender equality, women’s empowerment and sustainable energy.
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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 report discusses Pacific island countries (PICs) need to invest in renewable energy development to fight climate change and rid their reliance on fossil fuels that cause a substantial drain on their gross domestic product every year.
This brief reviews the role of women in the formal energy sector. It presents evidence that women’s equal participation in the sector will result in measurable benefits, including increased returns on investments and stronger development outcomes.
This guide was developed to support energy regulators in low- and middle-income countries in promoting gender equality. The document focuses on the inclusion of women in multiple facets of energy regulation, including employment, energy regulatory policy and energy infrastructure projects.
Chapter 1 of this report on Southeast Asia describes macroeconomic and social trends in the region, examining the relationship between economic growth and energy demand. Chapter 2 analyses the region’s energy sector landscape, focusing on trends in supply and consumption.
This report compares the potential and cost of three national policies (renewable energy quota or REQ, public benefit fund, and clean development mechanism) to address accessibility, affordability, and import dependence issues in Ghana.
This report identifies opportunities for bio-energy development in Caribbean and Central American nations, including the technical potential for biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel) and biopower generation.
This report examines the feasibility and implementation of Burkina Faso's electrification program to boost countrywide network coverage, improve network-operating conditions, and increase the number of localities and households with access to electricity.
This report assesses the need for energy services in least-developed countries, developing countries, emerging economies, and developed countries, as well as barriers and classes of policies to address them. Examples of forward looking policies in developing countries are presented.