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Issue 61

Climate Change: Adaptation, Resilience and Energy Security



Overview

It is becoming ever more important that energy programmes are reliable against changes in the climate. Ways of providing people access to energy whilst minimising impact on the environment and natural resources are now considered vital for sustainable development.

This edition of Boiling Point seeks to address some of the challenges in making this provision, and it presents examples of related initiatives being implemented and explored to enhance the adaptive capacity, resilience and energy security for households and communities against climate change.

We hope you enjoy this issue and we look forward to hearing your impressions and suggestions at BoilingPoint@HEDON.info,

Best regards,
The Editorial Team

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Table of Contents

Editorial

Boiling Point 61 Editorial

Authors: Mohamed Allapitchai Elizabeth Norris Liz Bates
It is becoming ever more important that energy programmes are reliable against changes in the climate. Ways of providing people access to energy whilst minimising impact on the environment and... [more]

Theme Articles

Integrating renewable energy into resilient livelihoods – Christian Aid’s experience

Authors: Richard Ewbank
Lack of access to energy is both a major cause of poverty and a major constraint to increasing the resilience of the most vulnerable livelihoods. With central grid connectivity at low levels in... [more]

Transforming household energy practices to reduce climate risks: Charcoal use in Lusaka, Zambia

Authors: Aaron Atteridge
The practice of burning charcoal to service household cooking and heating needs, as is common in urban Lusaka, creates not only direct health and environmental problems but is also closely linked... [more]

Building climate resilience through community based energy security

Authors: Jim Jarvie David Nicholson
This paper discusses energy programming targeting off-grid communities in development and humanitarian contexts. By using a portfolio of programmes built up across the world by Mercy Corps, the... [more]

Enhancing resilience through energy efficiency: Experience from Tajikistan

Authors: Heike Volkmer Kambulakwao Chakanga
In many rural regions of developing countries, households are highly dependent on biomass fuels for basic energy needs such as cooking and heating. In the Autonomous Region Gorno-Badakhshan in... [more]

Role of adaptive institutions in managing bamboo resources for charcoal production - A case study in Nagaland, India

Authors: Jay Anand Arivudai Nambi
Institutions play a critical role in managing natural resources. With the increasing pressure from development activities and events related to climate change it is becoming important for... [more]

Low Carbon Development and Energy Access in Africa

Authors: Haruna Gujba, Yacob Mulugetta, Jabavu Nkomo, Youba Sokona
The developmental challenges facing Africa means significant improvements in key socio-economic and human development indicators become priority. Access to adequate, reliable and secure modern... [more]

General Articles

Feasibility study: Designing, fabricating, and testing an extended surface heat plate accessory to improve biomass cookstove performance

Authors: Daniel Zube Morgan Defoort
This study investigates the feasibility of an extended surface heat plate accessory as a low-cost alternative to a finned pot used on cookstoves in the developing world. The objective of the heat... [more]

Regulating for Clean Electricity and Heat in Poor Households: The roles of the South African Developmental State and private sector

Authors: Peet du Ploy
There is a clear role for a developmental state to drive access to modern energy throughout the economy, but particularly for poor households. While the technological solutions are well... [more]

Development and demonstration of Pongamia Oil based lantern for lighting for rural areas

Authors: H H Ninga Setty
In rural India, kerosene continues to be one of the important fuels for lighting purposes (used by 51%). More than half of Indian rural households have no access to electricity and those that are... [more]

News Section

GIZ News

Authors: Monika Rammelt
  • GIZ Spoke at Second Anniversary of Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
  • European Network of Implementing Agencies to Agree to Common Code of Best Practice
  • Launch of West... [more]

Practical Action News

Authors: Teodoro Sanchez-campos Abbie Wells
  • Energy Access for the poor to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Sub-Saharan Countries – ‘Energy for all’
  • Practical Action leads project tackling energy access for... [more]

GACC News

Authors: Sean Bartlett
The latest news from the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
[more]

GVEP News

Authors: Mayda Bakri
  • The Climate Innovation Centre will boost climate technology entrepreneurs in Kenya
  • The solar off-grid lighting market in Rwanda
  • The improved cookstove sector in East... [more]

Viewpoint

Interview with Dan Wolf - International Lifeline Fund

Authors: Dan Wolf
In this Viewpoints feature we had a talk with Dan Wolf, Founder and Executive Director of the humanitarian organisation International Lifeline Fund (Lifeline), to find out how their fuel-efficient... [more]

Interview with Mayte de Vries - ETC Energy

Authors: Mayte de Vries
We caught up with Mayte de Vries who tells us how ETC Energy and its partners have been developing sustainable biogas projects with local communities for market prices in rural Vietnam to help... [more]

Toolkit

The Interactive Renewable Energy Toolkit

Authors: Practical Action Consulting
The iRET is comprised of four sections which contain information and advice for organisations running projects relating to energy. The sections include:
  • Energising Development... [more]

CaseStudies

Helpline: Expert response by Jeremy Stone, Climate Change and Renewable Energy Consultant

Authors: Jeremy Stone
A NGO would like to set up operations in Phulchari, an agrarian sub-district of Northern Bangladesh, to provide access to lighting, cooking and other energy products for rural households. Due to... [more]

Helpline: Expert response by Magnus Wolfe Murray, DFID

Authors: Magnus Wolfe Murray
A NGO would like to set up operations in Phulchari, an agrarian sub-district of Northern Bangladesh, to provide access to lighting, cooking and other energy products for rural households. Due to... [more]







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