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Book ChapterA Review of the Nature of Foreign Aid to the Energy Sector over the Last Two Decades
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityForeign aid Energy sector Climate change
Book ChapterLessons Learnt about Foreign Aid for Climate Change Related Capacity-Building
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityForeign aid Climate change Capacity building
Book ChapterForeign Aid for Capacity Building to Address Climate Change
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityForeign aid Capacity building Climate change
From the book: Aid Effectiveness for Environmental SustainabilityForeign aid Climate change Sustainable energy
BookAid Effectiveness for Environmental Sustainability
This collection examines the role that foreign aid can play in dealing with the severe global challenge of climate change, one of the most pressing international development issues of the 21st century...Foreign aid Climate change Sustainable energy
AboutSA-TIED work stream 5: Climate and energy as drivers of change
The unavoidable warming and potential substantial departures from prevailing weather patterns associated with climate change are likely to be major drivers of migration, agriculture, and international trade in Southern Africa, and globally. The...Energy infrastructure Climate change Water allocation
Journal Special IssueUNU-WIDER Special Symposium on Aid, Environment and Climate Change
This special section on aid and institutions discusses how they constitute an important element of the global response to interlinked global developmental and environmental challenges...Foreign aid Climate change Environment
Journal ArticleAid, Environment and Climate Change
Part of Journal Special Issue UNU-WIDER Special Symposium on Aid, Environment and Climate ChangeForeign aid Climate change Environment
BookThe Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...Energy Development Climate change
Working PaperEnergy futures modelling for African countries: LEAP model application
This study develops a scenario-based model to assess the current and future trends in energy demand in Africa and associated greenhouse gas emissions...Energy forecasting Energy efficiency Renewables
Working PaperModeling sustainable long-term electricity supply–demand in Africa
This paper develops a scenario-based model to identify and provide an array of electricity demand in Africa, and to derive them from the African power system of development...Energy planning Electricity Sustainable development
Research BriefFuture climate scenarios for South Africa: The importance of mitigating emissions
More intense climate changes are expected in South Africa if GHG emissions are not constrained. Increased GHG emissions are likely to result in increases in average annual surface temperatures and higher evaporation rates...Climate change Runoff Streamflow
Research BriefClimate change effects on irrigation demand and crop yields in South Africa
The demand for irrigation is likely to increase in South Africa as a result of increased temperatures and evaporation rates. Rain-fed agricultural crops are likely to experience a decline in average annual yields...Climate change Runoff Streamflow