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By implementing progressive low-emission development strategies that promote integrated clean energy solutions and broader sustainable development objectives, we can move towards climate change mitigation which requires a shift to low-carbon development. 

Our experts help policy-makers identify and prioritize options for reducing emissions, such as through developing clean and renewable energy systems. We also support developing countries in identifying and accessing financing for low-carbon development. We do this by developing roadmaps for reform, engaging proactively with policy-makers and the stakeholders they engage with, providing quantitative and qualitative analysis of policy options for energy and carbon mitigation, and identifying means of implementation.

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    Mapping Policy for Solar Irrigation Across the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus in India

    Mapping Policy for Solar Irrigation Across the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus in India

    How are India's off-grid solar pump policies affecting the water–energy–food nexus? This paper maps out impacts and the key policies that are driving them.

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  • Report
    The (Public) Cost of Pollution: Ontario's fossil fuel subsidies

    The (Public) Cost of Pollution: Ontario's fossil fuel subsidies

    This report provides an inventory of fossil fuel subsidies in Ontario and provides recommendations for provincial subsidy reform.

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    Raising Ambition Through Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Greenhouse gas emissions results modelling from 26 countries

    Raising Ambition Through Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Greenhouse gas emissions results modelling from 26 countries

    This working paper models 26 countries and finds national average emission reductions of 6 per cent from the removal of fossil fuel subsidies. For every tonne of CO2e removed through FFSR, governments save an average of USD 93. Global emission reductions from reforms are between 6.4 and 8.2 per cent by 2050. Countries can consider the carbon reduction co-benefits from FFSR and taxation within second-generation Nationally Determined Contributions.  

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  • Blog
    Why Information Sharing is Key to Engaging Businesses in the NAP Process

    Why Information Sharing is Key to Engaging Businesses in the NAP Process

    Private sector engagement in climate change adaptation will be necessary for countries, communities and individuals to meet the climate crisis.

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  • Policy Brief
    Indonesia's Coal Price Cap: A barrier to renewable energy deployment

    Indonesia's Coal Price Cap: A barrier to renewable energy deployment

    Indonesia's coal price cap encourages the consumption of coal while slowing the integration of renewable energy into the country's power grid.

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  • Blog
    Why Transparency in Fashion Matters

    Why Transparency in Fashion Matters

    What’s the environmental impact of your closet?

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  • Report
    Policy Approaches for a Kerosene to Solar Subsidy Swap in India

    Policy Approaches for a Kerosene to Solar Subsidy Swap in India

    India could save money and reduce indoor air pollution by switching kerosene subsidies to solar.

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  • Blog
    In Search of Just Transition: Examples From Around the World

    In Search of Just Transition: Examples From Around the World

    What is a just transition? Essentially, it’s a balancing act.

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  • Report
    Emission Omissions: Carbon accounting gaps in the built environment

    Emission Omissions: Carbon accounting gaps in the built environment

    Life-cycle assessment (LCA) studies are the best tool we have to measure the carbon footprints of building products at each phase of their lifespan, but they have some flaws.

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  • Briefing Note
    India's Energy Transition: The Impact of the Goods and Services Tax on Solar Photovoltaic and Coal Power Costs

    India's Energy Transition: The Impact of the Goods and Services Tax on Solar Photovoltaic and Coal Power Costs

    One of the biggest changes in India's energy subsidy policy in FY18 was the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST). How did this affect subsidies and costs for coal power and solar PV?

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