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COP27 Policy Briefs

A word cloud derived from the titles of the COP27 Policy Briefs

Following on from the success of last year’s call for evidence for COP26, CCG has been asked by the
Energy Transition Council (ETC) to assemble and synthesize academic evidence on priority topics to support ETC goals in the lead up to COP27. The call focused on policy briefs that can have an impact on policymakers at COP27 and on areas of geographic interest for the ETC and CCG.

During September and October we will be publishing the policy briefs. The first are available now.

Dr Stephanie Hirmer (Oxford University) and Prof. Jim Watson (University College London) have led the curation of this policy brief series. The policy briefs underwent an anonymous (double blind) peer-review process. They were edited by Simon Patterson (Loughborough University) and designed by Sarel Greyling (Sarel Greyling Creative). This material has been produced under and received funding from the Climate Compatible Growth (CCG) programme, which brings together leading research organizations and is led out of the STEER centre, Loughborough University. CCG is funded by UK aid from the UK government. However, the views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies

Policy Briefs

Enabling Southern Africa’s Transition to a Low-Carbon Electricity System 
Policy Brief download]

Ranjit Deshmukh (University of California Santa Barbara), Kudakwashe Ndhlukula (Centre for Renewable Energy and Efficiency), Grace Wu (University of California Santa Barbara), and AFM Kamal Chowdhury (University of Maryland).

Off-grid Renewable Energy Investment in Zambia: Demand-side and Sub-national Constraints
[Policy Brief download]

Mashekwa Maboshe (University of Zambia), Sam Bickersteth (The Policy Practice), Stephanie Hirmer (University of Oxford).

Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East Region:
Enhancing Decarbonization of Power Generation Through Electricity Trade 
[Policy Brief download]

Constantinos Taliotis (The Cyprus Institute), Marios Karmellos (The Cyprus Institute), Nestor Fylaktos (The Cyprus Institute), and Theodoros Zachariadis (The Cyprus Institute).

Energy Planning in Kenya: Understanding Perceptions of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI)
[Policy Brief download]

Lucille Onyango (Independent Gender Consultant), Stephanie Hirmer (University of Oxford), and Julia Tomei (University College London).

Reflections on COP26 for Africa and Zambia: where to next?
[Policy Brief download]

Julia Tomei (Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR), University College London (UCL)), Mulima Mubanga (Zambia Institute for Policy Analysis & Research), Meron Tesfamichael (Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP), UCL), Lucas Somavilla (STEaPP, UCL), Michal Miedzinski (ISR, UCL), and Yacob Mulugetta (STEaPP, UCL).

How can Lao PDR become the Low-Carbon “Battery of Asia”?
[Policy Brief download]

Karla Cervantes Barron (University of Cambridge), Ramit Debnath (University of Cambridge), and Jonathan M Cullen (University of Cambridge). 

Barriers and Policy Solutions for Off-Grid Energy Development: Evidence from a Comparative Survey of Private Sector Developers in Eastern Africa
[Policy Brief download] [Supplement]

Marc Jeuland (Duke University), Abebe Beyene (Policy Studies Institute) Peter Babyenda (Makerere University), Gabriel Hinju (University of Dar es Salaam), Richard Mulwa (University of Nairobi), Jonathan Phillips (Duke University), and Samuel Zewdie (Policy Studies Institute).