Strengthening energy policies of Countries with Special Needs to build back better from COVID-19
01 Jan 2022
30 Jun 2025
24 Dec 2021
UN regular Budget
Armenia, Micronesia, Federated States of, Kiribati, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Maldives, Uzbekistan
This project aims to improve the capacity of policymakers by supporting them to develop SDG 7 roadmaps that enable the delivery of both the sustainable energy transition and the economic recovery from COVID-19. It will do this by engaging stakeholders at the national level through consultation workshops in each participating country. The workshops will be used to explain the customized methodology used to develop the SDG 7 roadmaps and to identify the relevant national context and strategies relating to the SDG 7 targets, nationally determined contributions (NDCs) and COVID-19 recovery. ESCAP has developed the National Expert SDG Tool for Energy Planning (NEXSTEP) an integrated and innovative approach to policy decision-making that combines technical, economic and socio-environmental analysis using a methodology that has been peer-reviewed by a panel of external experts. Planners and policymakers will be trained in the use of the NEXSTEP tool and will be supported in its implementation to incorporate the country’s broader goals and green economic recovery strategy. Applying this tool, planners and policymakers will have the capacity to produce a national SDG 7 roadmap for each country, highlighting the key findings and recommendations arising from the work.