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- Type:OrganisationKnowledge partnerCountry of registration:JapanRelation to CTCN:Network MemberKnowledge PartnerSector(s) of expertise:
The Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center, Japan (OECC) is a non-governmental organization supported by the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, promoting international cooperation activities related to climate change, global environment conservation, research, capacity building, and support to various non-government related activities.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:United StatesRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Michigan is a Research and academic institution established in 1950 with the mission to manage and conserve the Earth's resources on a sustainable basis. The faculty, staff and students are comitted to the mission through their individual actions and fostering global engagement activities to create a network of sustainable practitioners that act as environmental stewards
Biofuels for Sustainable Rural Development and Empowerment of Women, Case Studies from Africa and AsiaType:PublicationPublication date:Sectors:
Poor communities in developing countries mainly depend on traditional biomass such as charcoal, wood and dung as other energy systems are often not accessible to them. Energy scarcity affects mainly women as they are the ones responsible for biomass collection. These time-consuming tasks often prevent women from seeking education and from engaging in income generating activities that are essential for overcoming poverty.
Where energy is women's business: national and regional reports from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the PacificType:PublicationPublication date:
In the introduction to this publication, ENERGIA policy advisor and editor of this pubication Gail Karlsson writes, “In many developing countries, especially in the poorest areas, most energy currently comes from traditional biomass fuels such as wood, charcoal and agricultural wastes - and collection and managing these fuels is strictly ‘women’s business’.” She calls on national energy and development policy-makers to acknowledge the links between women’s work, national economics and energy; as well as make more gender-focused investments and initiatives, with greater and more diverse invo
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Trade liberalisation processes impact differently on men and women due to the fact that men and women have different roles in production. Despite the fact that women are actively involved in international trade, WTO agreements are gender blind and as such have adverse impacts on women. The General Agreement in Trade and Service (GATS), for instance, provides for a level playing field in service provision between big foreign owned companies and small locally owned companies.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:ZimbabweRelation to CTCN:Network Member
Ali-Douglas Research Network is a non-profit, social science research network that aims at promoting information creation and sharing amongst Southern African institutions. The vision of the network is to be a leader in knowledge creation for social transformation. The network provides platform for researchers to interact and share ideas thereby building on social capital. This platform allows for unified efforts in the creation and dissemination of quality information for the benefit of society.
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With more than half the Earth’s population now living in urban areas, some changes in the indoor and outdoor climates of cities are bound to occur. Climate scientists’ greatest concern is traditionally the urban heat island (UHI) effect – city areas where temperatures can be several degrees higher because there is lots of concrete and little blue or green infrastructure like lakes, rivers and parks. But another effect – air flow – can also cause serious health problems.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:TanzaniaRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
SMEC is a global services firm which provides consultancy services to a broad range of industry sectors including the climate change sector. SMEC provides the following climate change services: risk & vulnerability assessment; climate change adaptation & mitigation; disaster & hazards management; resilience strategy & action plan; sustainable land use & planning management; sustainable waste management; coastal services; mapping & geospatial analysis.
- Type:OrganisationCountry of registration:SwitzerlandRelation to CTCN:Network MemberSector(s) of expertise:
EC&D mission is to serve as a bridge between the different areas of the society working to combat climate change. The company offers climate-related services, such as the design of financial mechanisms, energy efficiency policy and pure energy engineering. EC&D's key personnel holds an unparalleled real-world experience of over 10 years developing energy efficiency projects under various ESCO models and 5 years supporting financial institutions and international agencies in the deployment of climate funds.