VIENNA, 6 May 2019 - The non-availability of reliable and updated quality information and data is a major barrier for the uptake of sustainable energy technology markets and industries in developing countries.
Particularly in Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDS), domestic policy makers, entrepreneurs and project developers have difficulties to access reliable planning data, lessons learned, as well as templates and tools. The lack of “bankable” energy data also leads to increased market entry costs and risks for international companies, financiers and investors.
To address this shortcoming, the centers of the Global Network of Regional Sustainable Energy Centers (GN-SEC) have launched the “one for all” virtual library, which brings documents and data of various developing regions in “real-time” together.
The global library currently features over 2,000 documents. It is fully automatized, and grows in correlation with the regional knowledge hubs of the individual centers. To access the global library, please go to: https://www.gn-sec.net/list/publications
Since 2010, UNIDO supports regional organizations in the establishment and operation of regional sustainable energy centers. The centers have received the approval of more than ninety Ministers of Energy. The centers aim to accelerate the energy and climate transformation by creating economies of scales, equal progress and spill-over effects between countries.
For more information, please contact:
Sustainable Energy Expert
Coordinator of the GN-SEC Program