2011 – Low-carbon Africa: Leapfrogging to a green future, makes the case that Africa is able to deliver clean and sustainable energy to millions of energy-poor people across the continent without increasing greenhouse gas emissions – and for this renewable power potential to drive a green economic expansion across the region.

An abundance of resources and its sustainable development ambitions give Africa a real advantage when it comes to renewable energy. With access to a ‘leapfrog fund’ from global mitigation finance, this could lay the ground for a low-carbon future.

The report gives examples of the potential for low-carbon energy in six sub-Saharan African countries: Kenya, South Africa, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Nigeria.

2010 – Chistian Aid and Aprodev have supported civil society organisations from India, South Africa, Bolivia and Peru to develop responses to the World Bank energy strategy review.

The project brings together their position papers, stories and alternative approaches to World Bank Group business as usual. These are the culmination of workshops and meetings on energy needs – especially those of the poor. Although each is a direct response to the energy strategy review from a national or regional perspective, each also takes a wide look at local energy futures.

Energy briefing summary

Energy briefing Bolivia

Energy briefing India

Energy briefing Peru

Energy briefing South Africa

2009 –  Capturing India’s Carbon: The UK’s role in delivering low-carbon technology to India, a report based on the findings of research by the University of Edinburgh and the University of Surrey that looks at the advantages and disadvantages of advocating carbon capture and storage (CCS) in India.

To read the full report please click here.