Recover Better with Sustainable Energy
As countries rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) has produced a new series of regional guides to show how countries can ‘Recover Better’ and use this once in a generation opportunity to prioritize clean energy investments in their recovery plans and stimulus packages - helping reset their economies and close energy access gaps.
The Recover Better with Sustainable Energy series sets out key policies and enabling measures that countries should take as part of an ambitious ‘recover better’ strategy that will deliver resilient economic growth, new jobs, and sustainable energy for all over the long-term.
The series will feature guides for Africa, the Caribbean region and Southeast Asia region.
This sustainable energy guide highlights the opportunities, benefits and enablers that will help leaders guide their countries onto a more long-term sustainable and resilient development trajectory.
COVID-19 has devastated tourism-based, import-dependent economies across the Caribbean. Some Caribbean power utilities reported a 50–60 percent loss in electrical load in March alone, a clear indicator that the economy is depressed. Recovery from such devastation may be slow but it can also be revolutionary.
In this guide, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) sets out clear, practical steps for African countries to follow so they will benefit from increased GDP, affordable energy provision, and improved agriculture, gender and health outcomes - all as they reset their economies and close energy access gaps.