Global Energy Transitions
Today in Nigeria 65 percent of the population—over 100 million people—does not have access to reliable electricity. The situation is even more dire in rural areas, where only 36 percent of inhabitants have access to a centralized power source. While demand for rural…
Finance cuts across all of the sectors covered in this book, and is a key enabler for all of the recommendations. Regional governments operate at a scale that lends itself well to organizing and delivering financial solutions, and realizing scale benefits. These finance recommendations are highly variable, with…
Land use issues present both a great threat and a great opportunity to climate goals. Some 24% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture, forestry, and other land use, but this sector can also offset this impact by 20% by removing carbon from the atmosphere.
Buildings account for almost one-third of global emissions, so they’re a critical sector to address climate change.
Transportation currently produces 14% of global greenhouse gas emissions—we can decrease the carbon intensity of transportation while increasing mobility choices and health benefits.
Key recommendations for investors and donor partners include:
Support efforts to increase affordability and viability of finance
Provide partial grants and operational subsidies to speed market growth while retaining developer ownership of systems
Create a minigrid finance consortium to spread the risk of minigrid investment
Coordinate cross-sectoral demand stimulation through agricultural and other development programs