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This catalogue serves the purpose of connecting stakeholders from the energy and health sectors with solutions providers, to help meet the energy needs of healthcare facilities in response to COVID-19 and beyond. The solutions provided represent a sample of a larger group of solution providers who can contribute to addressing this challenge.​ ​
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On 27 August, the MOU that seals the continued collaboration between ADB and SE4All was signed. The Agreement sets forth the framework of this collaboration in the areas of energy access, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate change. In particular, ADB and SE4All will work together in:
 
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On 20 August, the Independent Evaluation Department received Management Response to its evaluation of the Energy Policy and Program 2009-2019. The sector-wide evaluation report was discussed by the Board’s Development Effectiveness Committee on 27 August and has since been made public online.
 
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This working paper explores the prospect of deploying hydrogen to address shortage of electricity and fuel supply in Nepal. It serves as a baseline for opportunities in countries with abundant renewable resources and facing energy-related challenges.
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In fulfillment of the agreement with the financing partners, the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility (CEFPF) 2020 Semiannual Progress Report was submitted on 10 August 2020. The report highlights the fund allocations to eight projects amounting to $9.5 million from 1 January to 30 June 2020. These projects will contribute to improving access to energy, enhancing energy security, and decreasing the rate of climate change in the developing member countries.
 
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Based on the 2019 Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance, seven of the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) including ADB, were able to mobilize $61.6 billion in 2019, with $41.5 billion (67%) for low- and middle-income economies.
Of the total amount, 76% or around $46.6 billion was used to finance climate change mitigation interventions that aim to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and slow down global warming.

  

 

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