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  • Korea Environment Institute

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    The Korea Environment Institute (KEI) is a government affiliated research institute that is under the Cabinet Coordination Office. The KEI was established in 1992 to contribute to preventing and solving environmental problems including climate change through environmental policy research and a professional and fair review of environmental impact assessments. The Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change designated by the Ministry of Environment was established under the KEI in 2009.

  • Collaborative Labeling and Appliance Standards Program, Inc.

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    CLASP improves the energy performance of appliances and related systems, lessening their impacts on the world around us. CLASP develops and shares practical, transformative policy and market solutions in collaboration with global experts and stakeholders. CLASP is the leading international resource for energy efficiency standards and labels (S&L) for appliances, lighting, and equipment. Since 1999, CLASP has worked in over 50 countries on 6 continents promoting appliance energy efficiency.

  • Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology

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    KIOST is a research and academic organization in the field of science technology specializing in maritime affairs that studies on new scientific knowledge regarding the ocean. KIOST utilizes its workforce and infrastructure to promote national level official development assistance projects including a project to enhance the capacity to observe climate change in Peru. KIOST plays an important part in domestic and international cooperative networks.

  • Feasibility Assessment: Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Finance Innovation Facility

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    Monday, February 1, 2016
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    This report focuses on investigating the SLCP mitigation technologies offering the highest mitigation potential of the three major SLCPs: black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and methane, and each of the sectors identified by the CCAC sector initiatives. The report assesses the barriers to expediently mobilise private financial flows towards SLCP mitigating technologies in a number of key sector and markets; analyse the financial profiles of the key technologies.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Covenant of Mayors: A path towards energy efficiency and climate protection in municipalities

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    Saturday, June 1, 2013
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    The demand for energy across the globe continues to grow. Cities account for approximately two thirds of energy consumed worldwide and 70 % of the greenhouse gas emissions related to people. Energy prices have experienced nothing but growth for years now. Even in places where prices for electricity and heating appear low from a customer standpoint, subsidies actually end up footing the bill in many cases, which are in turn covered by national budgets that are funded by tax payers.

  • Low-carbon, cost-efficient, cosy: Efficient lighting for public buildings

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    Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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    In public buildings lighting accounts for about 40% of the electricity costs. If you multiply this figure by the number of kindergartens, schools and universities, town halls, local government buildings and government departments, libraries, swimming pools and hospitals, then the total is enormous. Lighting in public buildings is currently consuming far more energy than necessary, with all the negative side-effects such as high running costs, electricity bottlenecks and damage to the climate. That can easily be changed.

  •  IRENA Handbook on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), 2nd Edition

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    Monday, December 1, 2014
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    Development of NAMA handbook for Renewable Energy NAMAs in IRENA countries with guidance on the NAMA development process. While in a first step the development of NAMAs and the specific barriers for RE projects are discussed, a second step sketches RE NAMA country case studies for three countries (Tunisia, Chile and Mexico).

  • 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.

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