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

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, June 1, 2011
    Objective: 

    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

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, December 1, 2014
    Objective: 

    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).

  • Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, May 31, 2016
    Objective: 

    The Allianz Climate and Energy Monitor ranks G20 member states on their attractiveness as potential destinations for investment in low-carbon electricity infrastructure. It takes into account their current and future investment needs in line with a 2° C global warming trajectory. Consistency with the Paris Agreement, negotiated by 195 countries at the end of 2015, would require a full decarbonization of the global economy before the end of the century. This transformation will be particularly challenging for the energy sector – the largest source of carbon emissions.

  • Developing 2°C compatible investment criteria

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    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.

  • Faster and Cleaner – decarbonisation in power and transport sector

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, December 2, 2015
    Objective: 

    The transition from fossil fuels to cleaner, safer energy technologies is under way. To pinpoint where decarbonization is happening most rapidly—and to extract lessons and best practices that can be applied to other areas of the global economy where progress is needed in the fight against climate change—this study by ClimateWorks, NewClimate Institute, Ecofys, and Climate Analytics compares past projections with actual developments in renewable energy, coal consumption, and passenger vehicles. Key findings include: Decarbonization of the power sector is happening faster than predicted.

  • How energy efficiency cuts costs for a 2-degree future

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    Objective: 

    A highly efficient use of energy is thus fundamental to limit GHG emissions. Yet, energy efficiency receives much less attention than the decarbonization of the energy supply.

  • Innovation and Diffusion of Green Technologies: The Role of Intellectual Property and Other Enabling Factors

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, June 18, 2015
    Sectors: 

    Effective responses to climate change require efforts by both the public and private sectors to develop and disseminate new environmentally sound technologies (ESTs) on a global scale, as well as to adapt them to local needs. However, due to a number of market failures and specific uncertainties, the spread of green technologies is less than optimal, which necessitates additional incentives. Based on a review of recent literature, the present Global Challenges

  • Incentivizing the adoption of green technology on a global scale

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, November 1, 2014
  • IP and the Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, June 1, 2011
  • Renewable Energy Technology: Evolution and Policy Implications - Evidence from Patent Literature

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, January 1, 2014

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