October 2018 – December 2019
By incorporating an off-grid component into the NDCs of developing countries, a pathway is created for the simultaneous advance towards both the climate change mitigation goals as defined by the NDCs themselves, as well as the access to modern energy targets, as set out by the Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7).
Evidence and a rationale to promote the adoption of an off-grid RE component into a country’s NDCs is needed, in conjunction with investment-need estimation. Further, the analysis of existing off-grid RE components in NDCs, in terms of their effectiveness and expandability, is also highly valuable for the revision of currently existing NDC targets, as well as for the evaluation of, and the informed decision making on, future policy directions of those countries, which so far have been missing this off-grid RE component.
At the request of the German government (GIZ and BMU), a team of experts from the Reiner Lemoine Institute and the Greenwerk. did a study to quantify the role of off-grid renewables in NDCs and the potential of increased ambition. I am a senior adviser on this project and contributed in depth analysis on the issues of financing and the off-grid sector and enabling environment in Nigeria. The resulting model is accessible here: http://www.reog-x.com/