Policy Reports and Research

Our original research and analysis on climate & renewable energy policy

 

May 12, 2020

Policy note on mini-grids

In a world where renewables are now the most affordable energy source, reliable electricity and fuel without the negative effects of pollution and emission of greenhouse gases are available to all. Families and children can have light in their homes to study, access to medicines requiring refrigeration and mobile telephone recharging, and communities have the opportunity to create small businesses to provide income generation. Many countries have started to implement policies and adopt legislation to harness renewable resources;  water, sun, wind, geothermal and biomass — to produce electricity, heat and fuel. As the world moves towards adoption of renewable energy as a key source of energy production, the role of parliamentarians has been and will remain critical in developing legislation required to create and deliver access to energy from renewable sources.

May 05, 2020

COVID-19 Urban Transport Response

The urban transport sector is at the heart of the current COVID-19 pandemic – as a vital service for health and other key workers, who have to get to their workplaces. Therefore, it is crucial to provide a coordinated, science-based response from all levels of government to maximise the best possible public health outcome with the least economically damaging impact for all. While every country is challenged with its own specific problems, there are some common challenges for the continent, when it comes to urban transport? 

Jan 15, 2018

This toolkit contains policy ideas, example parliamentary questions and model documentation specific to Francophone West Africa, but should be of interest to legislators worldwide, as well as others working in the energy sector. These resources were developed as part of the Parliamentary Action for Renewable Energy project, implemented jointly by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Climate Parliament. 

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May 11, 2017

Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLAD) is a unique scheme for legislators, which creates a platform to connect elected representatives, stakeholders, ground level institutions and civil society. It aims to provide civic services, which are better delivered at the local level in the respective constituencies, and local governments are better placed to fulfil the needs of local people than at centre or state level.

May 31, 2014

Climate Parliament & UNDP

An innovative new tool, designed to assist MPs promote renewable energy through legislative action. Includes an overview of policies to support growth in the renewable energy sector; a guide to drafting robust renewable energy laws; and case studies of successful legislation from around the world. 

Jan 05, 2015

Indian Institute of Technology and Climate Parliament

Detailed assessment and policy briefing on the legislative landscape governing renewables in the Indian state of Karnataka, commissioned by the Climate Parliament and produced by the IIT Bombay.

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