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  • CO2 utilization in the perspective of industrial ecology, an overview

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    Monday, July 4, 2016
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    Carbon dioxide emissions from anthropic activities have accumulated in the atmosphere in excess of 800 Gigatons since preindustrial times, and are continuously increasing. Among other strategies, CO2 capture and storage is one option to mitigate the emissions from large point sources. In addition, carbon dioxide extraction from ambient air is assessed to reduce the atmospheric concentration of CO2. Both direct and indirect (through photosynthesis) pathways are possible.

  • NAMA Guidebook (3rd edition)

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    Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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    In the absence of specific guidelines from the UNFCCC on how to develop NAMAs, implementing organizations, donors, and host countries have been formulating NAMAs in a trial-and-error basis. By extracting lessons from these experiences, the previous version of this guidebook introduced basic elements of NAMAs and also different approaches for NAMA-related decisions.

  • NAMA Guidebook (2nd edition)

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    Thursday, October 1, 2015
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    Articles and case studies about NAMAs written by several international research organizations.

  • NAMA Guidebook - Manual for practitioners working with mitigation actions (First Edition)

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    Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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    Manual for practitioners working with mitigation actions.

    Articles and case studies about NAMAs written by several international research organizations.

  • Developing 2°C compatible investment criteria

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    Monday, November 30, 2015

    This report studies the development of criteria for assessing the compatibility of financial investments with the international goal to limit global temperature increase to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The findings are intended as a starting point and a key input for a longer term process to develop consensus-based 2°C investing criteria. The focus here is placed on investments in projects and physical assets, in particular of development and climate finance organisations.

  • Climate Policy with the Chequebook – An Economic Analysis of Climate Investment Support

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    Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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    Across the globe, climate policy is increasingly using investment support instruments, such as grants, concessional loans, and guarantees – whereas carbon prices are losing importance. This development substantially increases the risk of inefficient public spending. In this paper, we examine the ability of finance instruments to effectively and efficiently address market failures related to clean energy investments.

  • Exploration Risk for Geothermal Power Investments - Approaches across the globe

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    Monday, February 1, 2016
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    Generating electric power based on geothermal energy is attractive (i) because of the low CO2 emissions and (ii) because electricity can be produced constantly, independent of the availability of wind or sunlight. These characteristics make geothermal energy an important option for safe, cost-effective and climate friendly power production. The main caveats are that geothermal energy is not available everywhere and that it is uncertain whether the resource will actually be found at a given site.

  • Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016

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    Tuesday, March 1, 2016
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    In 2015, global investment in renewables grew about 5 percent relative to the previous year and reached an all-time high of US$ 286 billion (bn). And there are more interesting trends: Investment in renewables’ based electricity generation capacity in 2015 has been more than double the investment in the major fossil fuels (renewables: US$ 266 bn versus US$ 130 bn for coal and gas stations). This also leads to added capacity in terms of Gigawatts in 2015 in renewables (134 GW) outstripping all other technologies combined (conventional coal, gas, and nuclear).

  • ENVIS Centre on Renewable Energy and Environment

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    Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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    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.

  • Carbon capture and storage - the vital role of CCS in an effective COP21 agreement

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    Monday, May 9, 2016
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    Overview of the World Coal Asssocation's position on the importance of CCS to achieve the required levelsof emissions reduction, whilst supporting coal's significant role in the future energy mix.

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