The Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development (GNESD) is a UNEP facilitated knowledge network of Member Centres of Excellence and network partners worldwide.
The main objective of GNESD is to carry out analysis on energy related issues and produce policy advice which can be instrumental in reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) by increasing access to clean and affordable energy.
Access to modern energy services such as clean cooking facilities, lighting and mechanical power are crucial for human well-being and a precondition for economic development.
Lack of access to these services compose a large barrier to socio-economic development and must be overcome in order to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals.
Read more about our activities on energy access here.
GNESD is publishing theme studies, technical country reports, policy papers and summaries for policy makers on a regular basis. Our work and publications are theme driven and carried out on the basis of Working Groups consisting of representatives from our member Centres of Excellence.
Download our more than 50 publications here.