The Political Economy of Hydropower Dependant Nations – A Case Study of Zambia

Imad Ahmed has written a fascinating and meticulously researched book on Zambia, which details the various challenges posed by hydroelectric power. This book is a must-read for all interested in Zambia and energy policy in the developing world. Continue reading The Political Economy of Hydropower Dependant Nations – A Case Study of Zambia

Climate Justice in Consumption Production Systems

But we cannot afford to put all of our stock in that which requires faith. For those of us in OECD societies to continue consuming and producing at our current or increasing rates in the expectation that some technologies will somehow solve our problems at some undefined time in the future is a recipe for disaster. Until we have a technology that removes the current stock of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere – and so far our best proven technologies are nature based solutions – we have little choice but to decrease our consumption and production, particularly when we think with a more global mind-set. Continue reading Climate Justice in Consumption Production Systems

Financially sustainable energy access in Kenya

Presented at the African Development Bank’s fifth annual Africa Energy Market Place conference, 27 Oct 2021 Hello everybody, we at TBI engaged with government and non-government stakeholders on identifying priorities for Kenya’s energy sector which have gone into our Country Priority Plan, which I will outline now for sustainable energy access. To better situate us, it’s worth first having a look at the relevant actors in Kenya’s system of electricity provision. Kenya’s Ministry of Energy is the overarching government body responsible for the energy sector. The Ministry is responsible for developing and implementing policies that create an enabling environment for … Continue reading Financially sustainable energy access in Kenya

Full Implementation of Sector Reforms in Kenyan Transmission

Presented at the African Development Bank’s fifth annual Africa Energy Market Place conference, 28 Oct 2021 Hello, everybody, we at TBI engaged with government and non-government stakeholders on identifying priorities and opportunities for implementation of sector reforms for transmission and … Continue reading Full Implementation of Sector Reforms in Kenyan Transmission

Climate Displacement policy paper

A paper I worked on with the Liberal International Climate Justice Committee constituting of liberal politicians from around the world Christian Ottosson (Sweden), Susanna Rivero Baughman (Spain), Imad Ahmed (UK), David Zimmer (Canada), Imran Khan (Bangladesh), Daniela Morales (Belgium). September 2021 | Download the PDF Executive summary Millions of people already … Continue reading Climate Displacement policy paper

International Climate Finance and support to national climate policy processes in emerging markets – literature review

The German Institute for Economic Research – DIW Berlin | July 2021 Programme: Strengthen National Climate Policy Implementation: Comparative Empirical Learning & Creating Linkage to Climate Finance – SNAPFI Financial support:The International Climate Initiative (IKI), Federal Ministry for the Environment, … Continue reading International Climate Finance and support to national climate policy processes in emerging markets – literature review

A Just Transition for Africa: Championing a Fair and Prosperous Pathway to Net Zero

Published by the Institute for Global Change 14 October 2021 By Gareth Walsh, Imad Ahmed, Jonathan Said, Martim Faria e Maya with a foreword by Tony Blair Our Time to Zero In series makes the case for an inclusive transition to net zero that focuses on people, fairness, technology, markets and communities. This paper seeks to share insights and recommendations with policymakers in high-income countries on how they can better partner with their counterparts in Africa, to deliver on development for the continent while mitigating climate change and its worst impacts. It draws on the experience of the Tony Blair Institute in … Continue reading A Just Transition for Africa: Championing a Fair and Prosperous Pathway to Net Zero

The impact decades-long dependence on hydropower in El Nino prone Zambia is having on carbon emissions through diesel backup generation

D’Maris Coffman, Graham Sianjase, Priti Parikh and I have published a journal paper in Environmental Research Letters under the title above. For this article, we make available the primary data our team of enumerators (Johanna Mwila, Beauty Nkosha, Tapiwa Janda, Nandi Ngwenye and Mundia Kayamba) helped us collect in the above Excel file. We do this to allow for scrutiny of our findings. We will disclose more data collected and analysis once we have published our findings pertaining to the additional data. The data available is GDPR compliant. The pdf of the article can be accessed here. Abstract Emissions associated … Continue reading The impact decades-long dependence on hydropower in El Nino prone Zambia is having on carbon emissions through diesel backup generation