This technical document provides insights into the linkage between energy and poverty, with a focus on the developing countries of the Asia and the Pacific region. It emphasizes the issues of securing energy needs of poor and climate change mitigation emerging as conflicting challenges, and their significance in the Asia-Pacific region in the global context. It also explores the possibility of providing universal access to modern energy carriers for the households of the Asia-Pacific by adopting a low-carbon pathway.

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Organization: UNDP

Topics: Economic and Development Planning, Energy, Mitigation, Technology

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2013

Language: English