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  • Technology Roadmap: Carbon Capture and Storage in Industrial Applications

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    Publication
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    Thursday, September 1, 2011

    This road map paves the way for low-carbon industrial growth in developed and developing countries by providing a vision of industrial carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) until 2050. Its insights are intended to help policymakers evaluate the benefits of CCS technology and make informed decisions. It offers investors an assessment of the potential for CCS in industry, a neglected application of the technology.

  • Power, People, Planet: Seizing Africa's Energy and Climate Opportunities

    Power, People, Planet: Seizing Africa's Energy and Climate Opportunities

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    Publication
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    Thursday, January 1, 2015

    This report describes how 2015 was a watershed year for international development, with global leaders meeting to adopt a new set of sustainable development goals, as well as the financing framework that underpins those goals. With energy being the link that connects the global poverty agenda and climate change, this report explores the links between energy, poverty and climate change, while also documenting the risks that would come with a business-as-usual approach.

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

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    Publication
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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.

  • 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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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    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.

  • Climate Initiatives Platform

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    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.

  • 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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