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    Low Carbon Development Strategies: A primer on framing nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) in Developing Countries

    UNEP Risø Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development, 2011
    UNEP and UNEP Risø Centre are engaged in providing financial and technical support to a number of countries working on Low Carbon Development Strategies (LCDS) and piloting Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs).
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    Financing Pathways for Low Emissions and Climate Resilient Development

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2014
    Shifting the global economy onto a 2°C trajectory implies a rapid shift of existing investment patterns and far reaching transformation in technology, infrastructure and practises, including the adoption of new financing and business models.
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    Low-Emission Development Strategy (LEDS) Handbook no.5

    ClimaSouth, 2015
    This handbook reflects the content presented, and the discussions held, during the ClimaSouth LEDS Seminar held in Marrakech, on 16-17 April 2015. The handbook is intended as an introduction to the concept of Low-Emission Development Strategies (LEDS).
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    The Night Lights of Planet Earth. WoodleyWonderWorks, CC BY 2.0

    Can access to electricity from renewable sources play a role in poverty reduction?

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    Utilising Electricity Access for Poverty Reduction - Full report

    Practical Action [Intermediate Technology Development Group], 2015
    The productive use of electricity can support sustained poverty reduction by enabling the creation and improvement of income generating activities. However, in order to realise these positive impacts, the level of electricity access must be sufficient and enabling conditions beyond the electricity supply itself must be in place.
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    Steps to overcome the North–South divide in research relevant to climate change policy and practice

    Nature Publishing Group, 2017
    The authors of this Nature Climate Change Perspective article argue that Northern (developed country) domination of science relevant to climate change policy and practice, and limited research led by researchers in Southern developing countries, may be hindering further development and implementation of global climate change agreements and nationally appropriate actions.
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    Financing Universal Access to Electricity

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2015
    The recent emphasis on the provision of modern energy services as an important ingredient for development has improved finance availability for the goal of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL).
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    Pro-Poor Access to Green Electricity in Kenya

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2015
    Is Kenya on track to follow an electrification strategy that is green and pro-poor? What are the main challenges to following this path? The two questions guiding this study are particularly relevant in a country with exceptional renewable energy resources, but where 80 per cent of the population lacks access to electricity and 50 per cent lives in poverty.
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    What Explains the Allocation of Aid and Private Investment for Electrification?

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
    This paper aims to inform policy looking to step up investment in the electricity sector of developing countries and align it to other development goals such as universal access to energy or sustainability.Three questions guide the analysis:
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    Maximisation of Benefits for the Poor of Investments in Renewable Electricity: A Policy Tool for Project Planning

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2014
    Electricity improves users’ quality of life and can enable income generation when used for productive activities, hence supporting an escape from the poverty trap. Where generation comes from renewable sources, it also makes a positive contribution to low-carbon development; for many, this is a classic ‘win-win’ situation.

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