Access to Energy
Access to modern, cleaner energy is essential to sustainable human development. The majority of the world’s energy poor are living in Asia and the Pacific. More than 200 million people in the region have no electricity and about 1.7 billion people have no access to clean cooking.
Energy is crucial in achieving the SDGs, SDG7 in particular that seeks to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.” Access to energy helps alleviate poverty, improve health conditions, and ensure energy security. Sustainable energy for all anchored on clean energy also builds resilience against the adverse impact of climate change.
Financing Clean Energy in Developing AsiaThis book examines clean energy investment needs and financing gaps in Asia and the Pacific and discusses how they are being addressed.
COVID-19 and Energy Sector Development in Asia and the Pacific: Guidance NoteThis guidance note examines the effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on the energy sector in Asia and the Pacific and outlines key actions that stakeholders can take during the response and the recovery phases.
The Value of Unmanned Aerial Systems for Power Utilities in Developing AsiaThis paper discusses how unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are helping to address energy sector challenges and the feasibility of their uptake in developing Asia.
Office of the Special Project Facilitator’s Lessons Learned: Sri Lanka Clean Energy and Network Efficiency Investment ProjectThis publication discusses issues and resolutions on the clean energy and network efficiency investment project in Sri Lanka as one of the Office of the Special Project Facilitator's Lessons Learned series of case studies on complaint management.
Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Game Changers in Asia: 2020 Compendium of Technologies and EnablersThis compendium showcases new and innovative low carbon technologies that have potential to be deployed in Asia and the Pacific. It features 10 technologies for capturing, utilizing, or storing carbon dioxide.
Investment from ADB and other partners is making sure Tonga’s power infrastructure can better stand up under the cyclones and storms that are a part of life in the Pacific.