Designing a zero-order energy transition model: how to create a new Starter Data Kit
In 2015, 192 parties signed the Paris agreement, committing to drastic reductions in carbon emissions. But turning such international commitments into real national decarbonisation strategies and policies is a bigger challenge. Addressing it requires extensive analysis so that the best strategy can be selected for each country, and then significant investment to implement it. Such analysis is often delayed due to a lack of up-to-date and accurate data, which hampers the development of energy-transition models.
Climate Compatible Growth’s Starter Data Kits address this issue by providing open-source, zero-level country datasets to accelerate the energy planning process. There is a strong demand for a replicable process for creating Starter Data Kits because they are currently only available for 69 countries in Africa, Asia, and South America. Using an African country as an example, this paper presents the steps and materials required to create a Starter Data Kit. The intention is that this will encourage practitioners to apply the methodology to new countries and expand the library.
Read the full paper from the CCG team, which included Karla and Jonathan: Designing a zero-order energy transition model: how to create a new Starter Data Kit
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