Project

The launch or implementation of a project related to climate change mitigation or adaptation.

December 2014 Climate Finance Update [viewed]

Climate Finance Update19 December 2014: During December 2014, finance for climate change mitigation and adaptation projects was announced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank. Germany, Norway and the UK also reported on funding for projects to be undertaken in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF), the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), the GEF and IDB released climate-related publications.

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ESCAP Reviews 5P Project in Lao PDR [viewed]

UNESCAP16 December 2014: Over 30 business leaders from 19 countries, policy makers, international organizations, Lao PDR private sector representatives and donor agencies gathered to discuss progress under the Pro-Poor Public-Private Partnership (5P) project being piloted in Lao PDR. The workshop, titled '5P: Scaling-Up Off-Grid Rural Electrification in Lao PDR,' resulted in a redefinition of rural electrification goals and recommendations on market expansion and enterprise development through venture capital.

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CEM Study: Increased Profits from Reduced Energy Use in Mining [viewed]

Clean Energy Ministerial15 December 2014: New Gold's New Afton Mine in British Columbia, Canada, is anticipating nine gigawatt-hours (GWh) of energy savings in 2014, after becoming the first North American mine to achieve certification to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 50001 energy management system standard. The project is highlighted in a case study from the Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP) Energy Management Working Group, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM).

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IGES Launches Project on Implementing the SDGs [viewed]

iges-new12 December 2014: The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) has announced the launch of a project, titled ‘From Aspiration to Action,' addressing implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The project seeks to examine barriers to and enablers for the successful implementation of the goals and targets, and to recommend essential means of implementation (MOI) to put them into action "through active engagement with various stakeholders and partners."

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Global Wind Industry Campaign Calls for Price on Carbon [viewed]

solutionwind11 December 2014: An initiative launched by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) aims to raise awareness about wind energy's current and potential contribution to climate change mitigation and economic growth. The campaign, dubbed 'Solution Wind,' was announced at the Lima Climate Change Conference and will be carried out over the 12 months leading up to the Paris Climate Change Conference.

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TERI to Install Solar Micro-Grids in Rural India [viewed]

TERI10 December 2014: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and India's Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing an innovative techno-institutional model of implementing decentralized solar micro-grids to provide clean electricity to approximately 1,400 households in select energy-deficient villages in the Indian states of Jharkhand and Odisha.

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SE4ALL CEO Proposes Africa-China Cooperation Model [viewed]

SE4ALL4 December 2014: Kandeh Yumkella, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and CEO of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, has proposed a new ‘triangular cooperation model' to transform Africa's energy sector by linking Africa, China and SE4ALL. The proposal, delivered to environment and development experts at the 2014 China Council, would foster this transformation by scaling-up South-South cooperation to mobilize aid, investment and technological know-how.

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RES LEGAL Europe Database Updated [viewed]

reslegalDecember 2014: The RES LEGAL Europe database has been revised and updated. The database offers information on renewable energy policies and regulations pertaining to electricity, heating and cooling, and transport for all EU Member States, European Free Trade Association Countries and EU Accession Countries.

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SEAD Initiates Intergovernmental Conversations on Energy Efficiency Best Practices [viewed]

superefficient15 December 2014: The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative has launched a Policy Exchange Forum as a means of sharing both cross-cutting and product-specific energy efficiency information among national governments. The informal and voluntary Forum is intended to foster government-to-government exchange and learning on the latest and most cost-effective energy efficiency solutions for appliances.

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Bahamas Joins Carbon War Room's Ten Island Challenge [viewed]

bahamas-rmi-cwr10 December 2014: The Bahamas has joined the Carbon War Room's Ten Island Challenge, committing to a 20 megawatt (MW) solar project, energy efficiency solutions for a local high school and a countrywide streetlight retrofit, among other projects. Kenred Dorsett, Minister of the Environment and Housing, Bahamas, and Justin Locke, Carbon War Room's Director of Islands, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) establishing a partnership to expedite the country's transformation towards renewable energy production and energy efficiency.

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