Energy drives development, but our continued unsustainable and inefficient energy use impedes progress in areas such as health and climate change, and creates socio-economic barriers to equal development for all. Connecting households to modern sustainable energy is a vital element for realising all the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNU research focuses on enhancing the capacity of the renewable energy sector, and exploring how integrated resource use practices can improve energy efficiency and make modern energy production cleaner and more affordable.

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Workshop Considers the Future of Bioenergy Development in Asia

UNU-IAS contributed an international workshop on future perspectives of bioenergy development in Asia.

10 Sep 2018


Workshop Explores Bioenergy Development in Japan

UNU-IAS co-hosted a workshop on Future Perspectives of Bioenergy Development in Japan: An Alternative Scenario with Domestic Supply.

01 Feb 2018


GIS Training for Improved Natural Resource Management in Africa

This project aims to build capacity for the deployment of geospatial applications in natural resource research, planning and management in Africa.

11 Aug 2014


Stranded Assets and Climate Change in the Context of Sustainable Development in Africa

This project aims to evaluates the risks African countries face due to fossil fuel asset stranding, to manage risks and maximise opportunities.

09 Dec 2021


Low-carbon society: an enhanced modelling tool for the transition to sustainability LOCOMOTION

This project aims to design a new set of Integrated Assessment Models to assess different sustainability policy options towards a low-carbon society.

10 Jul 2019


Sustainability of Wastewater Management: A Socio-Ecological System (SES) Approach for Textile Industry in Bangladesh

The project will address the challenges of wastewater management in the textile industry.

14 Dec 2020


Researchers back to the secondary school - Renewable energy powered water-food-economy nexus for the sustainable livelihood at Dosso Region in Niger (RETO-DOSSO)

This project aims to inform sustainable water, energy, and food security interventions, including solar power and other renewable energy systems.

03 Oct 2020


Agrophotovoltaics for Mali and The Gambia: Sustainable Electricity Production by Integrated Food, Energy and Water Systems (APV-MaGa)

This project aims to establish agrophotovoltaics as a sustainable energy system that provides food, water, and electricity.

06 Oct 2020


Barriers to the Adaptation and Implementation of Innovations related to Environmental Resources (water-soil-waste-energy) in Sub-Saharan Africa - the Case of Germany

This project aims to analyse and understand the barriers to the adaption of innovations related to environmental resources in Sub-Saharan Africa.

10 Jun 2021


Sustainable Transformation in Coal Regions of the Global South: Challenges from a Resource Nexus Perspective (NEXtra Core)

The project aims at analyzing environmental legacies of the carbon age and developing perspectives for the energy transition in coal regions

06 May 2021


Lusatian Resources - Sustainable Development of Coal Mining Areas through Adaptation of the Resource Nexus and Considering Social Change (LuReNex)

The research investigates the German role on global coal phase out and modelling pathways for other UN Member states

21 Dec 2021