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

Solar Light Library Loans Pico-PV Lanterns to Rural Senegalese Schoolchildren [viewed]

Lighting Africa17 November 2014: The World Bank Group's 'Lighting Africa' initiative has funded an innovative library of solar lights, benefiting 55,000 rural Senegalese. The Light Library is stocked with 4,798 solar lanterns, which are available for use by 6,115 students and their families.

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Event: Launch of the Food, Energy, Environment and Water (FE2W) Network [viewed]

The formal launch of the Food, Energy, Environment and Water (FE²W) Network will be held from 15:00 - 15:40 in Paris, France, with remarks delivered by George Mina, Australian Ambassador to UNESCO, and Blanca Jiménez Cisneros, UNESCO. From 15:40 - 16:10 a media session and networking will take place, followed by technical sessions on the main tenets of the Network: 'Understand Risks,' 'Engage Decision-Makers' and 'Enable Action'. Speakers for the technical sessions include Jim Hall, University of Oxford; Dustin Garrick, McMaster University; Quentin Grafton, Australian National University; Karen Hussey, Australian National University; Pamela Katic, International Water Management Institute (IWMI); Nathanial Matthews, Water, Land and Ecosystems; and Stuart Orr, WWF International. FE²W is a network of individuals from academia, the private and public sectors, and civil society, who wish to effectively respond to the challenges, risks and opportunities of achieving food, water and energy security while sustaining the environment and enhancing livelihoods, today and into the future.  

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Netherlands Unveils First-Ever Solar Road [viewed]

solaroad12 November 2014: The Netherlands has officially opened the SolaRoad, the first-ever solar road, with an inaugural ride by Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp and North Holland Provincial Executive Elisabeth Post. With a surface that acts as a solar panel, SolaRoad, located in an “enthusiastic and progressive community" in the province of Krommenie, generates electricity, which can then be used for road lighting and traffic systems, for example. In the future, electric cars might be able to make use its energy.

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IRENA Invites 'Energy Enthusiasts' to Join Global Atlas Virtual Advisory Network [viewed]

IRENA5 November 2014: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has issued a call for individuals interested in renewable energy to join its ‘Global Atlas Virtual Advisory Network.' The network will support the upcoming release of IRENA's ‘Global Atlas 2.0,' and participants will have the opportunity to be the first public users to test the new Atlas.

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US DOE Supports Sustainable Energy for Remote Grids in Indonesia [viewed]

us-indonesian-flags15 October 2014: The joint US-Indonesia Sustainable Energy for Remote Indonesian Grids (SERIG) project held a workshop to explore renewable energy opportunities for remote grids in the country. The workshop, held on 1 October in Jakarta, Indonesia, prepared the ground for a forthcoming Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Indonesian utility company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN).

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Federated States of Micronesia Installs Solar Systems with Support from Japan [viewed]

PIFS14 October 2014: The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) has reported on progress in the installation of grid-connected solar systems in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The Pacific Environment Community (PEC) Fund-sponsored project will see a total of 800 kWp (kilowatt peak) installed on the four islands of FSM.

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October 2014 Sustainable Energy Finance Update [viewed]

energy-financeOctober 2014: During the month of October, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank and other donors undertook activities and approved funding for sustainable energy projects in, among other countries, Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Comoros, Guyana, Kenya, the Maldives, Mali, Moldova, Morocco, the Netherlands, Romania, Ukraine, Uruguay, Turkey, and Viet Nam.

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October 2014 Water Finance Update [viewed]

World Bank-AfDB-ADB-IDB-EBRD-GEFOctober 2014: International financial institutions (IFIs), including the World Bank, Global Environment Facility (GEF), African Development Bank (AfDB), Asian Development Bank (ADB), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), undertook a number of activities in October, focusing lending efforts on water-related disaster risk reduction (DRR) and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services.

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SE4ALL Global Facilitation Office Launched in Vienna [viewed]

SE4ALL3 November 2014: The Global Facilitation Office of the UN Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative was launched on 3 November, in Vienna, Austria, by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The establishment of the office represents a key step in the institutionalization of SE4ALL, which seeks to ensure universal energy access, a doubling of the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, and a doubling of the rate of energy efficiency improvements globally, by 2030.

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October 2014 Climate Finance Update [viewed]

climate-finance3 November 2014: During October 2014, the Asian Development Bank (ABD), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Climate Investment Funds (CIF), the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) reported on climate resilience projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America, among others.

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