60 researchers from EfD and partner organizations have been working intensely for a year and a half to develop a research agenda to support a low-carbon transition and gender equity in the Global South. This work is now finished and the reports are now available on EfD’s website.
“This has been a very exciting project for the EfD network to work on,” says Gunnar Köhlin, Director of EfD.
Valuable for funders and researchers
“It has given us an opportunity to identify the most important research that is needed for implementing a low-carbon transition in the Global South. This is not only valuable to the donors such as IDRC but also to researchers. The resulting research agenda enables us to focus on the most impactful research to support a low-carbon transition that is both inclusive and efficient,” comments Gunnar Köhlin.
Bhim Adhikari, Senior Program Specialist at the funding partner IDRC is very happy with the results and notes that this research agenda paves the way for filling important knowledge gaps.
The overarching document, the High-level Research Agenda for Inclusive Low-Carbon Transitions for Sustainable Development in the Global South, as well as ten papers that develop further on specific topics and seven briefs, are all open access and available on the project’s web page.
The papers include regional policy reviews from Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa, as well as reports on gender equality, sustainable energy transition, infrastructure, forestry, enabling policy environment, mobilizing investment models, and human and institutional capacity.
The briefs cover the topics of enabling policy, forestry, gender, human capacity development, infrastructure, climate finance, and sustainable energy transitions.
Facts - the project
EfD received funding from Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) for a study to identify high-impact research areas and knowledge gaps for achieving an inclusive low-carbon transition in the Global South. EfD with partners was selected to manage this extensive project which has a budget of 1.2 million CAD.