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  • Climate Initiatives Platform

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    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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    Publication

    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.

  • Transitions Pathways and Risk Analysis for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies (TRANSrisk)

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    Publication
    Publication date: 
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    TRANSrisk conducted 15 case studies that explore the transition to low-carbon economies, including 14 country-level case studies and one at the global and regional level. In each country, the Technological Innovation Systems scoping matrix was used to narrow the area studied and to identify potential interactions between the socioeconomic sectors and the natural environment (resources).

  • Climate Investment Opportunities in Emerging Markets

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    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

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    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.

  • The Political Economy of Clean Energy Transitions

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    Publication

    This book steps into the new world of broad-scale and locally relevant policy experimentation. Chapters focus on the political economy of clean energy transition and emphasize specific issues encountered in both developed and developing countries. The authors contribute diversity of experience drawn from all major regions of the world, representing a compendium of what has been learned from recent initiatives—mostly at the country level—to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Global Solar Atlas

    Type: 
    Publication
    Publication date: 
    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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