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  • Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute

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    Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute KEITI is a quasi-governmental organization affiliated with the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea. KEITI’s core task is to establish national environmental R&D plans and to facilitate the development and commercialization of cutting-edge green technologies. With this expertise, KEITI has contributed to transferring green appropriate technologies to developing countries and provided core tools for green growth. KEITI has more than 10 years of experience in technology- based global environmental cooperation.

  • Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology

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    Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) is a public body under the Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and its role is to fund industrial technology development both domestically and internationally. KIAT manages Korea's Industrial Technology Official Development Assistance's (ODA) budget and partners with developing countries around the world providing climate change related technology transfer.

  • POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology)

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    Established in 1986 as Korea's first research oriented university, POSTECH'S vision is "a great university that nurtures future global leaders and discovers/develops solutions to grand challenges the nation and mankind face". Home to 72 researcher centers, POSTECH has world class research facilities, including world class 3rd&4th generation Synchrotorn Accelerators. With excellent research infrastructure and talented researches, POSTECH is focusing on solving the climate crisis mankind face.

  • 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).

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