Climate & Energy Transitions
Africa and large parts of emerging Asia generate a tiny fraction of global emissions but will suffer the worst consequences of climate change. These regions need far greater wealth and infrastructure to adapt to extreme weather, drought, and rising temperatures — which means more energy, not less. They must develop low-carbon transition strategies while simultaneously meeting rapidly growing demand, expanding energy access, and powering economic opportunity for billions of people.
The global energy transition will not be easy – and it will not look the same in all countries. Getting it right will require new perspectives on policy, technology, finance, and equity.
The Hub explores ways that smart energy policy, innovation, and financing strategies can fight energy poverty, bolster climate adaptation and resilience, and put countries on a path to a prosperous low-carbon future.
- ReportReframing Climate Justice for Development: Six principles for supporting inclusive and equitable energy transitions in low-emitting energy-poor African countriesAdvancing inclusive and equitable energy transitions is one of this century’s most vital global challenges, and one in which development finance will play a crucial role.Learn More
- PostRose Mutiso on TED: The energy Africa needs to develop — and fight climate changeRose Mutiso outlines how African countries need more energy, not less, to fight climate change and deserve the majority of the world's carbon budget to exercise their right to opportunity at the 2020 TED Countdown Conference. Watch her talk (6:42) here, or below: Learn More