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  • CTCN Regional Forum for NDEs from West Asia

    Type: 
    Event
    Date:
    Sunday, April 3, 2016 - Monday, April 4, 2016 Europe/Copenhagen
    Country:
    Egypt

    The CTCN hosted a Regional Forum for National Designated Entities under the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) from West Asia. The Forum was held on 3-4  April 2016 in Cairo, Egypt. 

    The CTCN Forum was an occasion to develop and strengthen the regional network of NDEs and their relationship with other technology stakeholders, with a view to identify matchmaking opportunities to secure funding for follow-up actions to CTCN requests or other climate technology activities.

  • First CTCN Stakeholder Forum to be held in Kenya

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    News
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    Launched at COP21 in Paris, the CTCN Stakeholder Forum will host three workshops in 2016, the first in coordination with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)’s Green initiative, the Private Finance Advisory Network (FPAN), DNV GL, CIPIT and the Kenya Climate Innovation Centre. One hundred and fifty stakeholders will gather at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, from 5-7 April, to discuss the deployment of key technology solutions in Kenya, Burundi, Ethiopia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

  • UN bodies work to boost climate tech innovation for achieving the Paris Agreement

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    On 15 March 2018, the UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee (TEC), Climate Technology Centre and Network(CTCN), and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) held a dialogue to explore how to catalyse support for developing country entrepreneurs to develop climate technologies.

    “Climate technology brings us closer to the goal of the Paris Agreement”, said the UNFCCC Executive Secretary, Patricia Espinosa.

  • East African agriculture and climate change: A comprehensive analysis

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    Publication
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    The second of three books in IFPRI's climate change in Africa series, East African Agriculture and Climate Change: A Comprehensive Analysis examines the food security threats facing 10 of the countries that make up east and central Africa - Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda - and explores how climate change will increase the efforts needed to achieve sustainable food security throughout the region. East Africa's populations is expected to grow at least through mid-century. The region will also see income growth.

  • Scaling Up Access to Electricity: The Case of Bangladesh

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    Publication
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    This knowledge note is the second of three case studies that concerns scaling up access to electricity in Africa, Bangladesh, and Rwanda. Since its inception in 2003, Bangladesh's solar home system program has installed about three million electrification systems in rural households, two-thirds of them in the last three years. The program is the most dynamic off-grid electrification program in the world, benefitting more than 15 million people and contributing about 130 MW in renewable energy generation capacity.

  • Geothermal Resources Development in Rwanda: A Country Update

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    Publication
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    The Government of Rwanda is looking at strategies for solving the country’s needs for electricity through diversified least-cost and cost-reflective sources of electricity. To determine the viability of the geothermal resources, exploration wells are being drilled on the southern slopes of Karisimbi volcano, which is one of the four identified geothermal prospects in the country. This paper presents the status of geothermal exploration, issues affecting geothermal and the programmatic approach of geothermal resources development in Rwanda.

  • A First Step up the Energy Ladder? Low Cost Solar Kits and Household’s Welfare in Rural Rwanda

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    Publication
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    Pico-photovoltaic (PV) kits have become a lower-cost alternative to investment intensive grid electrification. Using a randomized controlled trial, the authors examine uptake and impacts of a simple pico-PV kit that barely exceeds the benchmark of what the UN considers modern energy. They find significant effects on households’ budget, productivity and convenience. Despite these effects, the data show that adoption will be impeded by affordability, suggesting that policy has to consider subsidized dissemination strategies.

  • How Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions can be effectively used as building blocks for the implementation of countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement

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    This report gathers key messages from the Anglophone African Regional Workshop on "Converting (I)NDCs into action: the role of NAMAs in NDC implementation", which tool place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 2-4 May 2016. On the one hand Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) are an important instrument to assist the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)1 under the Paris Agreement. On the other hand, NDCs can provide long-term targets and hence an important framework for the implementation of NAMAs.

  • CTCN Green Cooling Africa Initiative highlighted at 28th Montreal Protocol Meeting: New HFC amendment adopted

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    News
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    Nearly 200 countries adopted the Kigali amendment to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) during the 28th Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali, Rwanda last week. The amendment sets a timeline for the phasing out HFCs, used in air conditioning and refrigeration. HFCs are considered to be 1,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide in trapping heat within the atmosphere, accelerating global temperature rise.

  • Financing Inclusive Low-carbon Climate Resilient Development: Cross-country Dialogue

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    Publication
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    This report stems from a workshop with participants from Nepal, Bangladesh, Rwanda and the United Kingdom. And, it builds on two years of research on the political economy of climate change planning conducted by the IIED and research institutions in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Nepal and Rwanda. The report focuses on how to finance a transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient pathway and on bringing together research partners, bilateral and multilateral partners, financial actors and local beneficiaries.