Ensuring a just transition in emerging economies where informal workers are the norm can be particularly complicated. New structures are needed to bring together diverse groups including government representatives, trade labour organisations and indigenous populations.
While the world brings record levels of clean energy online, geothermal energy growth is virtually stagnant, but the increased push to decarbonise heating systems could see the technology receiving renewed attention.
A debt-for-climate swap plan is expected from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank ahead of COP26. If fit for purpose, it could be highly effective in addressing spiralling low and middle-income country debt and the climate crisis.
A report from the International Renewable Energy Agency reveals the importance of a nuanced approach to the energy transition and openness to best practice across municipalities.
Data reveals that wealthy countries are continuing to pour money into fossil fuel projects in Africa and the Middle East, despite commitments to decarbonise under the Paris Agreement.
Petrostates face a tricky future as the world decarbonises, with declining oil revenues threatening their finances. There is a strong case for industrialised countries to offer more support to less well off producer economies.
Kenya's 100% renewable energy dream is being dampened by conflicts between indigenous communities and investors over land rights.
Covid-19 has slowed, or even reversed, progress on energy access in Africa, but with COP26 on the horizon, there is hope energy poverty will finally get the attention and funding it deserves.
G20 leaders need to ditch voluntary commitments and set clear, measurable targets for clean energy access when they meet later this month.
Sub-Saharan African countries could become big hydrogen exporters, but why not use hydrogen to power their own industrial development?
Wangari Muchiri, a 30-year-old renewable energy engineer, explains how she is leading efforts to bring clean energy at scale to remote communities.
Wind and solar are cheap. So why aren’t they expanding faster in Africa?