Energy for Growth Hub
Shaping Energy Transitions

Climate Resilience

Adapting to (and thriving in) a changing climate means emerging economies need more energy - not less.

The Issue

Drought, storms, rising sea levels, and extreme heat pose disproportionate threats to people in lower-income countries. Energy poverty undermines climate resilience — making billions of people around the world more vulnerable to climate stressors.


Adaptation to a warmer world will be energy-intensive, requiring significant investment in resilient infrastructure, cooling systems, climate-smart agriculture technologies, and emergency power supplies.

Our Approach

The Hub builds the evidence base for why energy is critical to climate adaptation, and advances technology, finance, and policy solutions to make sure energy funding and resources get to the countries that need it most.

“Africa's vulnerability to climate change means its climate fight is about adaptation and resilience.”

Rose Mutiso, 2020 TED Countdown Conference

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