The UK Can Continue to Lead on Climate If It Starts to Lead on Finance Innovations

While the UK has shown climate leadership to date, more needs to be done both to keep the country on track to meet its own emissions targets and to support global efforts to achieve net zero, while assisting communities on the crucial issue of climate adaptation. This can be done by leveraging not only the UK government’s financial resources, but also by maximising the UK’s leadership on the establishment of financial markets that facilitate innovation. Continue reading The UK Can Continue to Lead on Climate If It Starts to Lead on Finance Innovations

Thermo-electric generation (TEG) enabled cookstoves in a rural Indian community: a longitudinal study of user behaviours and perceptions

Abstract Background. Traditional cookstoves that burn solid biomass are associated with inefficient burning, a high degree of household air pollution and high morbidity rates. A key barrier to the adoption of clean cookstoves has been the cost of fuels. Hence, … Continue reading Thermo-electric generation (TEG) enabled cookstoves in a rural Indian community: a longitudinal study of user behaviours and perceptions

The West needs to think again on African gas

With the breakdown in relations with Russia endangering gas supplies, the West should rethink its policy on embargoing development finance for gas deposits in Africa. Continue reading The West needs to think again on African gas

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