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  • Developing Effective Off-Grid Lighting Policy

    Developing Effective Off-Grid Lighting Policy

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    Thursday, January 1, 2015

    This report explains how the need for lighting products in places like Africa remains critical, as a large portion of households still have no access to electrical services. The report argues there is strong evidence of the significant benefits of even low levels of electricity access, such as its impact on the effective length of working days, education, safety and access to information. The report offers strategic advice to policymakers within governments and regulatory agencies to accelerate the penetration of efficient off-grid lighting products.

  • The State of Sustainability Initiatives Review 2014: Standards and the Green Economy

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    Wednesday, January 1, 2014

    This report describes how (1) voluntary sustainability standards have grown rapidly in number and importance in global commodity markets over the past decade and (2) the growth is occurring in parallel with growing recognition of the importance of economic drivers in implementing sustainable development. The report highlights systems and market trends across 16 important standards initiatives operating across 10 key commodity sectors.

  • Trends in Global Clean Energy Finance

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    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    This presentation considers trends in global clean energy finance as they were discussed at the Clean Energy Ministerial in Merida, Mexico in 2015. The presentation explains what technologies were invested in the most from 2004 to 2014 and in what regions of the world. It presents graphs, data and outlooks for the future.

  • Narrowing the Emissions Gap: Contributions from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Activities

    Narrowing the Emissions Gap: Contributions from Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Activities

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    Thursday, January 1, 2015

    This report UNEP), describes how renewable energy and energy efficiency programs in developing countries contribute to narrowing the “2020 emissions gap”. It provides an analysis of developing countries’ overall renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives, as well as specific projects and case studies that detail their countries’ implementation of renewable energy and energy efficiency programs. Findings in this report reveal common challenges in measuring and reporting emissions reductions, including insufficient data and lack of a unified methodology.

  • REmap: Roadmap for A Renewable Energy Future, 2016 Edition

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    Friday, January 1, 2016

    This second edition of IRENA’s global roadmap provides an in-depth perspective on the energy transition in 40 economies that represent 80% of global energy use. The publication offers specific technology options and outlines solutions to accelerate renewable energy growth.

  • Clean Energy Mini-Grids—High Impact Opportunity: Annual Report 2015

    Clean Energy Mini-Grids—High Impact Opportunity: Annual Report 2015

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    Publication
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    Thursday, December 31, 2015

    This report reviews the year 2015 and focuses on five “high impact opportunity” object areas. It describes how a wide range of activities were undertaken to raise the profile of clean energy mini-grids, draw attention to critical issues and facilitate building the partnership required for sustainable “clean energy mini-grids”.

  • Climate Initiatives Platform

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    Friday, January 1, 2016

    This online data base collects information on international climate mitigation initiatives in operation that (1) have potential to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, (2) are international in scope or have the potential for significant impact at global scale, and (3) are dialogues, formal multilateral processes or implementation initiatives. The information on the initiatives includes information about thematic focus, type of initiative, description, goal and activities, participant, and funders.

  • 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.

  • Global Solar Atlas

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    Publication
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    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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