SD Strategies is a policy and communications consultancy. We focus on issues at the intersection of economic and social development, energy, and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, SD Strategies often works as a collaborative work-desk partnering with leading individuals and institutions from all over the world. Our partners and clients are governments, international organizations, civil society actors and representatives of the private sector. Still in its first year, SD Strategies was named Best Energy & Economic Development Consultancy and received the 2018 Clean Energy Award from Global Energy Review.

Slide This report highlights the economic, social and environmental benefits that a transition towards EV-based mobility based on domestic renewable energy sources can create in APEC islands. Two tools are presented that islands can apply to plan their transition: The Avoid-Shift-Improve framework and its use in Island Mobility Plans define the role of EVs within a broad set of sustainable transport options. The multi-criteria decision making method allows for the evaluation of different energy pathways, and the selection of one as part of an effective stakeholder dialogue. NEW PUBLICATION: Roadmap for the Integration of Sustainable Energy & Transport in Small Islands Slide Internship - sustainable energy policy and markets We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual to assist in projects including but not limited to the areas of:
  • Renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE) and sustainable transport policies and markets across Africa, Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean
  • Sustainable energy finance; policies and measures to "de-risk" investments
  • Energy access, mini-grids and SDS business models
  • Productive use of decentralised power systems
  • Community outreach for energy
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Slide Just announced: SDS to run LEDS energy working group SDS has been contracted to chair the Energy Working Group (EWG), the longest standing work stream of the Low-Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP), bringing together over 500 practitioners from national governments, multilateral institutions, NGOs, and private companies. Highlights this year will be Community of Practices on Mini Grids Advancement (Africa), Renewables Grid Integration (Asia), and Bioenergy (Latin America & Caribbean). Activities will include technical assistance to individual governments; group work of like-minded countries; and the global dissemination of insights and analysis. Slide The report advises decision-makers in their search for frameworks, methodologies, and models that help integrate climate objectives and multilateral environmental agreements with the sustainable development agenda.. The assessment includes textual analysis, technical guidelines, integrated models and visualisation software. Their smart use can support the design of a policy, programme or larger strategy towards one or several SDGs. Just launched: Evaluation of climate and development integration tools Slide Just held: APEC Islands energy & transportation workshop At a recent workshop in Washington DC, we brought together APEC member economies to explore how they can integrate their energy and transport systems to make both sectors reliable, affordable, and sustainable. The event is part of a larger project that aims at transitioning APEC islands to renewable power and electric transport. Learn more.

Slide SDG stimuli session III: Supporting a sustainable recovery in the Global South Slide SDG stimuli session II: Designing sustainable post-pandemic recovery programs in developing countries Slide SDG stimuli session I: SDG-proofing energy & transport stimuli in developing countries Slide Advancing climate objectives and sustauinable development goals through mini-grids and rural electrification

Slide Ex-Berliner’s interview with Alexander Ochs, CEO of SD Strategies, on the global pandemic and the need for substantial political and economic reform. We need to make sure that recovery money is not being used to re-install the former, unsustainable economic system, but directed towards transitioning to more sustainable societies.

Slide #SDGstimuli: Sustaining the energy and transport components of recovery packages in developing countries SD Strategies, for the LEDS GP Energy Working Group organized a three-part online discussion series on assisting developing countries in their efforts to recover from the global Corona pandemic and the resulting economic crisis.
Our blogs summarize the discussions.
Slide In the African Interest Yearbook 2018, Alexander Ochs explores Africa’s alternative energy pathways, the continent’s challenges and opportunities. "Africa’s energy crisis can be solved. But this requires a new, smart, ambitious, effective and motivating approach!"

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