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  • Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS): Annual Report 2012

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    Objective: 

    2012 has been a very dynamic and challenging year for the photovoltaic sector: The rapid cost reduction of photovoltaic power systems has continued throughout the year, leading to the emergence of new markets and market models. The market has continued to grow but at a slower pace than in the years before. At the end of 2012, about 100 GW of photovoltaics were installed worldwide, with contributions up to 6% of the electricity supply of some countries.

  • climatefinancelandscape.org

    Type: 
    Publication

    Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) produces comprehensive inventories of climate change investment and is committed to improving understanding of climate finance flows at the global, national and local levels. This website (climatefinancelandscape.org) features 2014 numbers from CPI’s report, Global Climate Finance: An Updated View on 2013 and 2014 Flows, produced to inform the UNFCCC’s Biennial Assessment and Overview of Climate Finance Flows 2016.

  • Climate Change Vulnerability of Agroforestry

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Sunday, January 1, 2012
    Objective: 
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    Providing a detailed picture of the values for local people in the tropics is a difficult undertaking. Not only does this represent the difficulty in accounting for values outside formal markets, but it also reflects the multiplicity of the species involved and the many different ways in which trees are used. In these circumstances, one approach that can be used to gain insight is to focus on a narrower range of species, such as tree commodity crops commonly grown by smallholders, where more data on economic value are available.

  • Capacity Building hub for Sustainable Energy

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

    The capacity building hub collaborates with global stakeholders and institutions across the energy value chain, and leverages their mutual strengths to foster attainment of the ambitious goals. The hub undertakes a demand-driven approach to catalyze change. It is a special-purpose vehicle that facilitates - awareness generation/sensitization, knowledge assimilation and dissemination, design and delivery of programmes of change, and identification of research gaps.

  • Lighting a Billion Lives

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

    Lighting a Billion Lives is a global initiative to facilitate clean energy access and the delivery of last mile energy services for basic and productive use. The initiative enables energy poor communities to transition from traditional and inefficient energy sources to modern, more efficient and sustainable energy solutions. The initiative accelerates market development for clean energy technologies through knowledge sharing, capacity building and market seeding.

  • GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment)

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, June 7, 2016

    GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) is a rating tool that helps people assesses the performance of their building against certain nationally acceptable benchmarks. It evaluates the environmental performance of a building holistically over its entire life cycle, thereby providing a definitive standard for what constitutes a ‘green building’. The rating system, based on accepted energy and environmental principles, seeks to strike a balance between the established practices and emerging concepts, both national and international.

  • Specialized Library on Climate Change

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    The Specialized Library on Climate Change houses wide array of resources on climate change related issues, both in print and electronic form. The website provides information about all the resources and services offered by the library. The library catalogue of print and electronic resources and database of literature abstracts can be accessed on-line. Current awareness services like listing of new arrivals and compilation of latest news and events are also provided on-line.

  • ENVIS Centre on Renewable Energy and Environment

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016
    Objective: 

    The major objectives of the ENVIS Centre are collection and dissemination of information in order to support and promote research, development and innovation among researcher, policy makers, academics and other stakeholders. The Centre is actively engaged in data gaps identification and bridging, resource generation and data collection, capacity-building and information dissemination activities.

  • Good Practice Study on GHG-Inventories for the Waste Sector in Non-Annex l Countries

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, August 31, 2015
    Objective: 

    The study aims to provide comprehensive guidance to policy makers and practitioners in developing countries [Non-Annex I countries to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)] for the preparation of national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories for the waste sector. Though GHG emissions from the waste sector are still comparatively low compared to other sectors, they are continuously rising in developing countries due to changing production and consumption patterns. Experience shows that emissions from this sector can be reduced significantly at relatively low costs.

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