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  • Results Report 2014: Sharing Progress on the Path to Adoption of Clean and Efficient Cooking Solutions

    Results Report 2014: Sharing Progress on the Path to Adoption of Clean and Efficient Cooking Solutions

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    Wednesday, November 11, 2015

    This report reviews how partners of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves are progressing towards the organizations vision of facilitating the adoption of 100 million cookstoves by 2020. The report integrates information from the alliance's global database of cookstoves, fuels, and performance data.

  • Clean Energy Mini-Grids—High Impact Opportunity: Annual Report 2015

    Clean Energy Mini-Grids—High Impact Opportunity: Annual Report 2015

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    Thursday, December 31, 2015

    This report reviews the year 2015 and focuses on five “high impact opportunity” object areas. It describes how a wide range of activities were undertaken to raise the profile of clean energy mini-grids, draw attention to critical issues and facilitate building the partnership required for sustainable “clean energy mini-grids”.

  • The Road Toward Smart Cities: Migrating from Traditional City Management to the Smart City

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    Friday, July 1, 2016

    This guide is intended to present, in a practical and comprehensive manner, basic smart city concepts and principles, as well as the elements necessary for the formation of smart cities. These involve the use of technologies and processes, mechanisms that seek greater government efficiency, increased business productivity, and incentives for an innovative environment, taking into account the specificities of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) context.

  • Climate Initiatives Platform

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    Friday, January 1, 2016

    This online data base collects information on international climate mitigation initiatives in operation that (1) have potential to contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, (2) are international in scope or have the potential for significant impact at global scale, and (3) are dialogues, formal multilateral processes or implementation initiatives. The information on the initiatives includes information about thematic focus, type of initiative, description, goal and activities, participant, and funders.

  • The Renewable Route to Sustainable Transport: A Working Paper based on REmap

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    This working paper—which draws on engagement with 200 experts from private companies, academic institutions, government and international organizations—expands on the transport findings published in IRENA's REmap: Roadmap for a Renewable Energy Future, 2016 Edition. Remap, IRENA's roadmap for a renewable energy future, examines ways to scale up renewables in the global energy mix. The global roadmap identifies significant renewable energy potential in the transport sector.

  • Environment & Urbanization Special Issue: Urban livelihoods: Reframing Theory and Policy

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    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    This special issue of the Environment & Urbanization journal was edited by the Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) network. The articles in the issue focus on informal sector employment allowing for a comprehensive survey of literature and specific accounts of the working lives of a broad spectrum of groups throughout the world. The work includes concrete policy suggestions for strengthening urban livelihoods. The articles also address climate change and adaptation in cities.

  • Climate Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets

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    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    According to the authors of this report, the Paris agreement on climate change opened nearly $23 trillion in opportunities for climate-smart investments in emerging markets between now and 2030. The study presented in the report is based on the national climate change commitments and the underlying policies of 21 emerging-market economies, representing 48 per cent of global emissions. It identifies sectors in each region where the potential for investment is greatest.

  • Innovation Outlook: Renewable Mini-grids

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    Saturday, October 1, 2016

    This report informs policymakers and other stakeholders in the energy sector about the technology developments in renewable mini-grids. It also discusses how these technology developments could enable faster commercialization and large-scale deployment of renewable mini-grids. Information contained in the report is intended to help countries support their national objectives by expanding their renewable energy options. The authors also discuss the effective implementation of incentive programmes and policy actions for a transition towards a sustainable energy regime.

  • Global Solar Atlas

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    Sunday, January 1, 2017

    The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation provide the Global Solar Atlas—in addition to a series of global, regional and country GIS data layers and poster maps—to support the scale-up of solar power in their client countries. The primary aim of the atlas is to provide easy access to solar resource data globally.

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