Clean Energy

Clean Energy efforts are promoting access to clean and affordable energy systems and services.

UNDP-GEF works to address the urgent need to achieve greater access to clean energy for the poor, while at the same time enhancing the quality, security and affordability of energy services. In this highlighted initiative, UNDP-GEF aims at improving the energy access, use and supply through the promotion of distributed clean energy systems, based mainly on sustainable use of biomass and  other renewable energies (like wind, solar and small hydro), delivering electricity (both on-grid/mini-grid and off-grid solutions), providing clean fuel for heating and cooking, promoting greater  efficiency and the productive use of energy.

Risk reduction is at the core of EITI's renewable energy projects. The team's approach to reducing risk involves a multi-step process to creating an enabling environment under which the national policy framework, financing channels, administrative procedures and domestic technical expertise are strengthened and aligned to support the scale-up of renewable energy deployment.

 

Projects

Adapting to Climate Change Induced Coastal Risks Management in Sierra Leone

The coastal zone of Sierra Leone is highly vulnerable to the increased frequency and severity of coastal erosion, flooding and storm surges which severely impact social wellbeing, livelihood security, water resources and major economic sectors such as fishing, tourism and agriculture. Coastal communities are already experiencing considerable repercussions of these impacts, notably on their livelihoods with reduced fishing productivity, ecosystem degradation and low farming outputs.

Strengthening the Resilience of the Energy Sector in Benin to the Impacts of Climate Change

Climate-induced pressures are negatively impacting impacting the energy sector in Benin. As average temperatures rise, electricity demand is increasing - with more intensive and longer use of air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration needed during the year. Coupled with inefficient household and commercial equipment (fridges, TV, AC, fans) and non-efficient lighting of buildings, there are critical imbalances in the energy sector.