Environment, Energy and Climate Change
Permettre aux populations pauvres d’accéder à l’énergie
Pour atteindre l’accès universel à l’énergie d’ici 2030, les approches «traditionnelles» devront évoluer en termes de politiques, de financement et de mise en oeuvre. La série Perspectives énergétiques des populations pauvres de Practical Action s’est concentrée sur ce que l’accès à l’énergie signif...
Making Climate Change Mitigation More Meaningful
The global energy system is the single largest contributor to climate change, and reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from energy is of paramount global importance to avoid catastrophic climate change. But increasing access to modern energy services for the 1.2 billion people wh...
Enabling Energy Access for the Poor
Achieving universal energy access by 2030 will require a change from ‘business as usual’ approaches in policies, financing, and implementation. Practical Action’s Poor People’s Energy Outlook series has focused on what energy access means for the poor, and what will be needed to address it. This bri...
Perspectives énergétiques des populations pauvres 2014
La pauvreté énergétique est un élément accablant du piège de la pauvreté qui condamne les personnes qui en sont victimes à vivre une vie de corvées et d'activités de subsistance. Au cours des dernières années, nous avons pu constater l'émergence de préoccupations en matière de pauvreté énergétique s...
Poor People's Energy Outlook 2014
Energy poverty is a crippling component of the poverty trap that consigns victims to lives of drudgery and subsistence. Accordingly, we have recently seen the rise of concern for energy access on the international stage. However, at the national level the gravity of this issue has yet to be fully ap...
Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change
Jonathan Ensor, Rachel Berger, Saleemul Huq
As climate becomes less predictable and extreme weather events become more frequent, there is an urgent need for support that will help communities to prepare and adapt to changing conditions. This support is needed at the local level as well as the national, and must be framed by appropriate policy...
Delivering Energy for Development
Raffaella Bellanca, Ewan Bloomfield, Kavita Rai
Access to modern energy services remains low or non-existent for approximately 2.8 billion of the world’s population. Energy practitioners are facing the challenge of delivering access to modern energy services where poverty and lack of infrastructure makes it most difficult. Rising awareness about...
Poor People's Energy Outlook 2013
In many countries poor people’s energy access is yet to be given sufficient priority and fails to be acknowledged as a key enabler in improving health, education, and other community services. As a contribution to creating a new energy narrative, the Poor people’s energy outlook (PPEO) highlights wh...
A Handbook of Small-scale Energy Technologies
Gaining access to modern forms of energy remains a crucial but under-recognised aspect of poverty reduction in the Global South. Practical Action has long been recognised as a leading authority on energy access, with decades of development programme and project experience worldwide upon which to bas...
Climate Change and Threatened Communities
A. Peter Castro, Dan Taylor, David W. Brokensha
Global climate change disproportionately affects rural people and indigenous groups, but their rights, knowledge, and interests concerning it are generally unacknowledged. Shifts in precipitation, cloud cover, temperature, and other climatic patterns alter their livelihood pursuits and cultural land...