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Forests and Access to Energy in the Context of Climate Change: the Role of the Woodfuel Sector in Selected INDCs in sub-Saharan Africa

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Modified date: 10/23/2017

Forests and Access to Energy in the Context of Climate Change: the Role of the Woodfuel Sector in Selected INDCs in sub-Saharan Africa

Categories

Relevant sector: Environment

Resource type: Document

Resource use: Needs Assessment & Analysis, Strategic Planning

Language of the document: English, Spanish, French


Author

Jonas Bervoets, Fritjof Boerstler, Marc Dumas-Johansen, Andreas Thulstrup, Xia Zuzhang

Organization

Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)

Description

This article examines the importance of the wood energy sector in selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa and the degree to which the sustainability of the sector is prioritized in the formulation of climate change policies. In these countries, per capita consumption of woodfuels is higher than the global average. More specifically, the article analyses the extent to which the wood energy sector is reflected in selected countries’ Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the specific adaptation and mitigation priorities and targets.

Year of publication

2016