Energy for ecodevelopment

HELIO's contribution


Good decisions require good information. However, good information is often not readily available. HELIO’s TIPEE indicators allowed decision makers to use information at-hand to assess whether a current energy policy, under changing climatic conditions, is on track to meet ecodevelopment objectives.

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What is TIPEE?

TIPEE is a tool that helps decision makers check how well national energy policies are contributing to ecodevelopment under fluctuating weather conditions. It is composed of 24 easy-to-use indicators all of which can be calculated using readily, available information.

TIPEE stands for: Traitement de l’information pour des politiques énergétiques favorisant l’écodéveloppement. Energy is central to our existence; however energy’s ubiquitous nature means that it is too often “ignored” when it comes to developing adaptation activities. However, without a good supply of energy we as humans would find it extremely difficult to survive, let alone prosper.

Given the importance of energy—both from social and economic development perspectives—identifying, understanding and reducing climate change vulnerabilities within the energy sector are priorities and present new challenges. It becomes necessary to understand the context in which energy services are provided and used, and assess how climate change may impact the balance of energy supply and demand.

In a climate-constrained environment the question therefore becomes how to climate-proof energy systems and policies while also meeting other goals such as maintaining a healthy ecosystem, achieving development priorities and improving the overall quality of life.

While there a numerous initiatives that look at energy security and access or how to look at reducing energy’s carbon footprint, there is a startling lack of resources to help decision-makers devise energy policies and measures that both meet ecodevelopment objectives and take into consideration possible impacts from changing climatic conditions, i.e. adaptation.

By using TIPEE, decision makers can evaluate how well their governments are providing their citizens with accessible, clean, and affordable energy services. Improvement in indicator calculations over time reflects genuine progress toward a national energy policy that promotes the overall well-being of its citizens, supports increased resilience to climate impacts, while respecting the environment.

TIPEE uses information that is already available in-country and follows HELIO’s approach that:
• the underlying metric for any indicator must be generally available
• data collection and vector/indicator calculation must be simple to do
• qualitative input from the experts on the ground is just as valuable as the numbers generated

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Methodology and Indicators

Our system of indicators