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  • The Road Toward Smart Cities: Migrating from Traditional City Management to the Smart City

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    Publication
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    Friday, July 1, 2016

    This guide is intended to present, in a practical and comprehensive manner, basic smart city concepts and principles, as well as the elements necessary for the formation of smart cities. These involve the use of technologies and processes, mechanisms that seek greater government efficiency, increased business productivity, and incentives for an innovative environment, taking into account the specificities of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) context.

  • The Renewable Route to Sustainable Transport: A Working Paper based on REmap

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    This working paper—which draws on engagement with 200 experts from private companies, academic institutions, government and international organizations—expands on the transport findings published in IRENA's REmap: Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future, 2016 Edition. Remap, IRENA's roadmap for a renewable energy future, examines ways to scale up renewables in the global energy mix. The global roadmap identifies significant renewable energy potential in the transport sector.

  • UNEP LIVE—Our Changing Environment: Place by Place

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    This online database features 26 countries in the Asia-Pacific region and 40 years of resource use. It was developed as a result of a three-year science-based consultative process mandated by countries in the region.

  • Innovation Outlook: Renewable Mini-grids

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    This report informs policymakers and other stakeholders in the energy sector about the technology developments in renewable mini-grids. It also discusses how these technology developments could enable faster commercialization and large-scale deployment of renewable mini-grids. Information contained in the report is intended to help countries support their national objectives by expanding their renewable energy options. The authors also discuss the effective implementation of incentive programmes and policy actions for a transition towards a sustainable energy regime.

  • Global Solar Atlas

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday, January 1, 2017

    The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation provide the Global Solar Atlas—in addition to a series of global, regional and country GIS data layers and poster maps—to support the scale-up of solar power in their client countries. The primary aim of the atlas is to provide easy access to solar resource data globally.

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