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GSR 2015

173RENEWABLES 2015 GLOBAL STATUS REPORT NAME BRIEF DESCRIPTION ACP-EU Energy Facility A co-financing instrument that works to increase access to sustainable and affordable energy services in impoverished rural and peri-urban areas of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries by involving local authorities and communities. Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme (RECP) A programme that contributes to the African EU Energy Partnership’s political targets of increasing renewable energy use and bringing modern access to at least an additional 100 million people by 2020. It provides policy advice, private sector co-operation, project preparation support activities, and capacity development. African Renewable Energy Fund (AREF) A private equity fund that invests in small to medium-sized renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa, excluding South Africa. It aims to assist governments in meeting their renewable energy and carbon emission targets, while creating jobs. AfDB and SE4ALL are co-sponsors and anchor investors. Asian Development Bank – Energy for All Initiative An initiative that strengthens ADB’s investments on energy access. From 2008 to 2014, ADB’s aggregate investment was around USD 5.2 billion, which is expected to benefit 86.4 million people. Capital Access for Renewable Energy Enterprises Programme (CARE2) A USD 7 million programme that aims to expand renewable energy markets in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda through interventions designed to increase the supply of capital to businesses. CARE2 is supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency. Central America Clean Cooking Initiative (CACCI) An initiative that aims to help scale up clean cooking solutions in countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and possibly El Salvador. Activities to be financed by the grant include development of a roadmap to achieve universal clean cooking access by 2030. The roadmap will build on the regional Sustainable Energy Strategy 2020. CleanStart Developed by the UN Capital Development Fund and UNDP to help poor households and micro-entrepreneurs access micro-financing for low-cost clean energy. It aims to help lift at least 2.5 million people out of energy poverty by 2017, in ways that can be replicated and scaled up by others. Energising Development (EnDev) A multilateral initiative supported by the governments of Australia, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. It operates in 24 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America with the aim of facilitating the sustainable access to modern energy services for at least 15 million people by the end of 2018. So far, EnDev has facilitated energy access for 12.9 million people. Energy Environment Resiliency in Africa (EERA) A project that supports energy decision makers in assessing national energy policy frameworks and in identifying how energy policies can support climate resilience and sustainable energy objectives in Benin, Mali, and Togo. EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund (ITF) A fund that combines grants and loans from the EU and its Member States and banks to support local infrastructure projects, notably in electricity generation. By end-2013, 36 grants had been approved for projects totalling EUR 240 million in investments. GIZ – HERA Basic Energy Supply A project that works on facilitating the access of poor households, social institutions, and small businesses to renewable energy and its sustainable and efficient use. HERA develops and disseminates strategies and concepts for poverty-oriented basic energy services and assists energy access projects conducted by GIZ on behalf of the German government worldwide. Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves A public-private partnership that works to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. Its goal is to provide 100 million households with clean cookstoves and fuels by 2020. Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (GEEREF) A sustainable development tool sponsored by the EU, Germany, and Norway, advised by the European Investment Bank Group. It aims to mobilise public and private capital to support small and medium-sized renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Global LEAP Awards for Outstanding Off-Grid Products An international competition to identify the world’s best-quality low-voltage, direct-current appliances for off-grid use (including LED appliances for room lighting and flat-panel colour televisions). The first round was awarded in May 2014. TABLE R23. PROGRAMMES FURTHERING ENERGY ACCESS: SELECTED EXAMPLES BACK

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