Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Tracking SDG 7: Energy Progress Report Arab Region
This publication is the latest and most thoroughly updated regional edition of the Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7) Regional Tracking Report which addresses access to sustainable and...
Energy Vulnerability in the Arab Region
This publication seeks to identify sources of energy vulnerability in the Arab region that prevent member States from being able to ensure universal access to affordable, reliable and modern...
Evaluating Renewable Manufacturing Potential in the Arab Region – Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA) conducted a study on the potential of local manufacturing of...
ESCWA Water Development Report 7: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab Region
Since 2005, several global processes have called for an integrated approach to climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR). Calls to pursue this integration were...
Water-Energy Nexus Operational Toolkit: Technology Transfer Module
This module, implemented within a United Nations Development Account (DA) project on “Developing the capacities of ESCWA member countries to address the water and energy nexus for achieving...
Water-Energy Nexus Operational Toolkit: Renewable Energy Module
This module was prepared as part of the United Nations Development Account project on developing the capacity of ESCWA Member Countries to address the water and energy nexus for achieving...
Guidebook for Project Developers for Preparing Renewable Energy Investments Business Plans
The purpose of the guidebook is to help local project developers and investors to prepare bankable business plans for RE projects, particularly for power generation. It introduces standard...
Case Study on Policy Reforms to Promote Renewable Energy in Jordan
Having scarce natural resources, Jordan’s concerns over energy security and fossil fuel import dependency have intensified due to the political events in recent years. In fact, Jordan currently...
Case Study on Policy Reforms to Promote Renewable Energy in the United Arab Emirates
UAE is one of the major oil and gas producers; nevertheless, its journey to renewable energy started in 2006 in Abu Dhabi when the Government announced the creation of the Masdar Initiative in an...
Case study on policy reforms to promote renewable energy in Lebanon
The energy sector in Lebanon has been suffering since the beginning of the 1990s because of the lack of a clear policy setting goals for the development of the sector. No investments have been...
Case Study on Policy Reforms to Promote Renewable Energy in Morocco
Being the largest energy importer in North Africa, Morocco is faced with the challenging task of meeting rising local energy demand while keeping its import bill under control. Facing these...
Arab Region Progress in Sustainable Energy Global Tracking Framework Regional Report
The Arab region lacks sustainable natural resource management, mostly in the areas of energy efficiency and its overwhelming reliance on fossil fuels for virtually all its energy needs. War,...
The infrastructure of the electricity sector and the regional energy linkages and exchange
This fact sheet addresses the status of the infrastructure of the electricity sector in the Arab region in terms of sources, technologies and the efficiency of transmission and distribution...
Developing the Capacity of ESCWA Member Countries to Address the Water and Energy Nexus for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals: Resource Efficiency Module
ESCWA is implementing a UN Development Account (DA) Project on “Developing the Capacities of ESCWA Member Countries to Address the Water and Energy Nexus for Achieving Sustainable Developing...
Developing the Capacity of ESCWA Member Countries to Address the Water and Energy Nexus for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals
Developing the Capacity of ESCWA Member Countries to Address the Water and Energy Nexus for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals: Regional Policy Toolkit
Biomass Energy Service-based Rural Energy Entrepreneurship
E/ESCWA/SDPD/2016/GUIDE (PART II)
The present guide addresses the challenges of rural energy enterprises in developing countries, and sets out solutions such as cooking energy service parameters. It explains the AIREC cooking...
Analysis of Energy Policy Trends in the Arab Region
This report analyses past trends in domestic energy policy in the Arab region and the capacity of today’s policies and institutions to reverse current unsustainable production and...
ESCWA Water Development Report 6 The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus in the Arab Region
The Arab countries have much to gain from considering the linkages between water, energy and food security in their pursuit of sustainable development, given the stressors, constraints...
World Environment Day, Forests: Nature at Your Service, 5 June 2011
This document presents the importance of forests in providing natural materials such as timber, fuel, paper and medicinal plants while helping sustain the quality and availability of water. It...