ESMAP has taken significant steps, in line with its new 2008-13 Strategic Business Plan, to extend its engagement with client countries to encompass the nexus of energy security, energy access, and climate change, mirroring the changing landscape of global energy challenges.
ESMAP’s challenge is to more proactively assist client countries to acquire fresh ideas and insights on how to reduce the vulnerability of their energy sectors to increasing climate variability, while transitioning to a low carbon development path that can support poverty reduction and economic growth.
World Bank. 2009. 2009 Annual Report. Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). Washington, DC: World Bank. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/477341468150565216/2009-annual-report