Despite the government’s deliberate initiatives to reach more people, Tanzania lags behind in its grid electricity connection targets. Only 24.5% of rural households in Tanzania have access to electricity. To help realize a future where all people enjoy the benefits of modern energy, Pact develops solutions and implements projects to expand access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy and the means to use energy productively.
In July, Climatelinks explored the important health and climate impacts of air pollution. As the world’s largest environmental health risk, air pollution contributes to approximately 6.7 million premature deaths each year. This is a significant development challenge, as low and middle income countries are at the highest risk for the greatest health burdens from poor air quality.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the Policy Analysis Modeling System (PAMS), an easy-to-use software tool that helps decision-makers assess the costs and benefits of energy efficiency standards and labeling (EESL) programs and identify the most attractive targets for appliance efficiency levels.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the International Database of Efficient Appliances (IDEA) tool, which enables EE4D to gather fragmented energy and performance data for appliances, electronics, and other equipment to evaluate the full impact of energy efficiency standards and labeling programs.
Poor air quality and climate change are major challenges facing Nepal. Air pollution poses the second highest risk factor for death and disability in the country, behind only malnutrition. Meanwhile, scientists predict that Nepal will be especially vulnerable to climate change over the next century.
On April 23, 2021, the White House called for a Global Climate Ambition Initiative to “support developing countries in... implementing their nationally determined contributions and... enhance and meet their climate goals in ways that further their national development priorities.”
The pace of natural resource exploitation in LAC is alarming, unsustainable, and worsened by increased illegality in sectors such as forestry, mining, wildlife trafficking, and fishing. LAC countries play a crucial role in global natural resource markets.
Although LAC countries continue to rely heavily on non-renewable energies, renewables have grown in the region and represent a significant share of the total energy supply. More than half of electricity generation comes from renewable sources, mainly hydropower, which is more than twice the global average.