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  • Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS): Annual Report 2012

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    Objective: 

    2012 has been a very dynamic and challenging year for the photovoltaic sector: The rapid cost reduction of photovoltaic power systems has continued throughout the year, leading to the emergence of new markets and market models. The market has continued to grow but at a slower pace than in the years before. At the end of 2012, about 100 GW of photovoltaics were installed worldwide, with contributions up to 6% of the electricity supply of some countries.

  • Oxyfuel Combustion in the Steel Industry: Energy Efficiency and Decrease of CO2 Emissions

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Friday, January 1, 2010
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    Compared with conventional oxyfuel, flameless oxyfuel provides even higher production rates, excellent temperature uniformity and very low NOx emissions. Since its commercial introduction in 2003, the leading supplier has made more than 30 installations of the flameless oxyfuel technology. This chapter describes the state-of-the-art oxygen technologies, including results from installations in the steel industry, and discusses their future possibilities to make steel production more effective.

  • Addressing Agriculture in Climate Change Negotiations: A Scoping Report

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Thursday, January 6, 2011
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    Sectors: 

    The report is intended to provide context and analysis for addressing agriculture in international climate negotiations, with the aim of helping to inform climate negotiators and other stakeholders by identifying options and unpacking issues of interest, and not to express opinions or be prescriptive in any way. The report will focus on agricultural production and food security, early action opportunities, trade, finance, technology transfer and capacity building and performance and benefits measurement.

  • ENVIS Centre on Renewable Energy and Environment

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016
    Objective: 

    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.

  • Good Practice Study on GHG-Inventories for the Waste Sector in Non-Annex l Countries

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Monday, August 31, 2015
    Objective: 

    The study aims to provide comprehensive guidance to policy makers and practitioners in developing countries [Non-Annex I countries to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)] for the preparation of national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories for the waste sector. Though GHG emissions from the waste sector are still comparatively low compared to other sectors, they are continuously rising in developing countries due to changing production and consumption patterns. Experience shows that emissions from this sector can be reduced significantly at relatively low costs.

  • Broschüre “Cool bleiben: Das Spannungsfeld zwischen Wachstum, Kühlung und Klimawandel“

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    Publication date: 
    Saturday, May 12, 2012
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    1. Steigender Energiebedarf und ein Recht auf Kühlung? Darf es ihn geben, den Anspruch auf eine Klimaanlage und einen Kühlschrank – ähnlich wie das Recht auf eine Heizung? 2. Kühle Kette für eine gesunde Versorgung Nach Schätzungen der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) verderben durchschnittlich 30 Prozent, in tropischen Ländern sogar 50 Prozent der Lebensmittel mangels angemessener Lagerung. 3. Grüne Technik und Wertschöpfung Das Zauberwort heißt Ressourceneffizienz. Der Schlüssel in der Kältetechnik dafür sind natürliche Gase. 4.

  • Refroidissement - Croissance - Changement Climatique

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, December 1, 2012
    Objective: 
    1. Une consommation d’énergie en hausse et le droit au refroidissement? Doit-on envisager un droit à disposer d’un réfrigérateur et d’un climatiseur, comme il existe un droit au chauffage?
    2. Des chaînes du froid pour un approvisionnement sain D’après les estimations de l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS), 30 % en moyenne de l’ensemble des denrées alimentaires sont perdues à défaut d’un entreposage frigorifique adapté. Dans les pays tropicaux, cette proportion atteint 50 %.
  • Buenas Practicas de refrigeración

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Saturday, January 1, 2011
    Objective: 

    This manual should provide professional guidance on how to service and maintain refrigeration systems operating with new technology, e.g. ozone- and climate-friendly alternative refrigerants to CFCs and HCFCs. It addresses essential know-how on containment of HFC refrigerants which have a high global warming potential (GWP) and provides information on the safe use of environmental-friendly natural refrigerants, such as CO2, ammonia or hydrocarbons.

  • Cool und nachhaltig: Kühlung in der internationalen Zusammenarbeit

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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    Kühlschrank und Klimaanlage – sie stehen ganz oben auf der Wunschliste von Menschen in heißen Ländern. Bis zum Jahr 2030 rechnet die Internationale Energieagentur (IEA) mit einem viermal höheren Energiebedarf für Klimatisierung in den Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländern im Vergleich zu heute. Auch werden oft chemisch hergestellte Gase als Kühlmittel eingesetzt. Sie schädigen die Ozonschicht und treiben den Klimawandel voran. Grüne Technologien nutzen hingegen natürliche Gase zur Kälteerzeugung, sind energieeffizienter und können mit Sonnen- oder Windkraft betrieben werden.

  • Cool and sustainable: Refrigeration and international cooperation

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    Objective: 

    Refrigerators and air conditioning units feature high on the wish lists of people in hot countries. The International Energy Agency (IEA) calculates that by the year 2030 the energy consumption for air conditioning in developing countries and emerging nations will be four times what it is today. It is often the case that the gases used as refrigerants are produced chemically. They are damaging to the ozone layer and accelerate climate change. By contrast green technologies use natural gases in the cooling process, are more energy efficient and can be driven by sun or wind power.

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