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  • CO2 utilization in the perspective of industrial ecology, an overview

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    Monday, July 4, 2016
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    Carbon dioxide emissions from anthropic activities have accumulated in the atmosphere in excess of 800 Gigatons since preindustrial times, and are continuously increasing. Among other strategies, CO2 capture and storage is one option to mitigate the emissions from large point sources. In addition, carbon dioxide extraction from ambient air is assessed to reduce the atmospheric concentration of CO2. Both direct and indirect (through photosynthesis) pathways are possible.

  • MRV and the International Climate Change Negotiations: Coming to Terms with MRV

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    Monday, September 1, 2014
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    This factsheet provides a brief summary of Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV), covering different aspects, such as the following: - What do the M, R, and V stand for? - Why MRV? - Current gaps - What needs to me 'MRVed'? - Who should undertake MRV?

  • Dabar Ingenieros SL

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    Dabar Ingenieros SL has a long history of participating in consulting and development of bioenergy, renewable energy and organic wastes international projects. Since the early 2000's Dabar participates in the development, design, engineering and operation of bioenergy and renewable energy facilities such as: agro-industrial biogas plants, MSW treatment platns, photovoltaic plants etc.

  • Fundación CIRCE - Centro de Investigación de Recursos y Consumos Energéticos

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    CIRCE was established in 1993 as an independent Research Centre to create and develop innovative solutions and scientific/technical knowledge and to transfer them to the business sector in the field of energy. CIRCE’s mission is to drive forward improvements in energy efficiency and to spread the use of renewable energy by means of the development of R+D+I activities and formative actions, thereby contributing to a sustainable development. CIRCE has conducted more than 1600 R&D&I projects.

  • European Academy of Bozen-Bolzano (EURAC Research)

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    EURAC Research is a private non-profit research centre established in 1992 in Italy. With over 400 staff members, its activities include local and international projects in cooperation with industry, government authorities and research institutes. Its focus area includes climate change adaptation and mitigation, risk and disaster management, sustainable use of natural resources, soil, water and forests, energy efficiency, sustainable development with a specific focus on agriculture, tourism and transports.

     

  • CARBONIUM

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    CARBONIUM is a climate finance advisory company specialised in sustainable development and climate finance since 2004. The main areas of expertise are the following: project design/formulation, economic analysis (macroeconomic and project based), market studies, project evaluation, national strategies (NDCs, etc.), climate diplomacy, trainings, advisory services for accreditation to the GCF. The company has experience in:

    • renewable energies

    • energy efficiency

    • adaptation to climate change

    • disaster risk reduction

  • Creara Consultores SL

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    Starting its activity in 2003, Creara has a leading position in Spain and Latin America, offering among 1) Energy plan and financial schemes to support the saving measures for governements or industry. 2) Energy Audits of buildings of any use 3) Technical and financial feasibility for RES technologies 5) Carbon emission consultancy; GHGC inventories, GHG reduction 6) Design and implementation of Energy Services (ESCO) Development Programs 7) ISO 50001 (Energy Management System).

  • Climate ADAPT

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    Friday, March 1, 2013
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    The European Climate Adaptation Platform (Climate-ADAPT) aims to support Europe in adapting to climate change . It is an initiative of the European Commission and helps users to access and share information on:

    Expected climate change in Europe
    Current and future vulnerability of regions and sectors
    National and transnational adaptation strategies
    Adaptation case studies and potential adaptation options
    Tools that support adaptation planning

  • QUICKScan

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    Thursday, March 1, 2012

    Policy making is required in cases in which a public good needs to be either maintained or created, and private or civil initiatives cannot deal alone with this. Policy making thus starts with a phase of problem identification and determining whether there is a problem that needs to be dealt with. Rapidly evolving contexts exert influence on policy makers who have to take decisions much faster and more accurately than in the past, also facing greater complexity. There is a need for a method that lowers the lead time of the exploratory phase of the policy cycle.

  • 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).

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