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Tidal energy

Tidal power, also called tidal energy, is a form of hydropower that converts the energy obtained from tides into useful forms of power, mainly electricity.

Tidal energy

  • Hydrodynamic modelling for flood reduction and climate resilient infrastructure development pathways in Jakarta

    Type: 
    Technical Assistance
    Date of submission:
    Phase:
    Completed
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    Objective:

    This Technology Transfer Advances Indonesia's

    • Nationally Determined Contribution to reduce risks on all development sectors by 2030 through local capacity strengthening, improved knowledge management, convergent policy on climate change adaptation, and disaster risks reduction, and application of adaptive technologies.  

    Context

  • GRID-Arendal

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Norway
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
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    GRID-Arendal is a Norwegian foundation that supports the United Nations Environment Programme.  It is a centre of excellence for the scientific analysis of environmental issues in many areas including environmental assessments, ocean issues and polar regions.

  • Global Environment Centre Foundation

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.

  • Nile issues: small streams from the Nile Basin Research Programme

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    Publication
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    The Nile Basin Research Programme (NBRP), as a strategic, multidisciplinary programme for research and higher education on topics related to the Nile Basin, has had the overall aim to enhance and promote quality research on Nile-related issues and to support research collaboration between institutions in the Nile Basin region.This book presents some of the results from the NBRP. The Nile Basin region faces huge challenges in the future. The ways the Nile issues are solved will have enduring consequences for the development of the region. The topics in this book include:

  • How urban societies can adapt to resource shortage and climate change

    Type: 
    Publication
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    Objective:

    The increased pressures on the world’s natural resources and ecological systems in the past century, has been accompanied by rapid urban population growth. Urban centres themselves have ecological reputations since they drive unsustainable environmental change. They also lead to high levels of resource use and waste generation, causing serious ecological consequences locally, regionally and globally, especially in terms of climate change. But there is good evidence that urban areas can combine high living standards with relatively low GHG emissions and lower resource demands.

  • Unjust waters: climate change, flooding and the urban poor in Africa

    Type: 
    Publication
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    Objective:

    Poor people living in hazardous and unhealthy environments in urban areas may find their difficulties compounded by the consequences of climate change. These include those who construct their shelters on steep, unstable hillsides, or along the foreshore on former mangrove swamps or tidal flats.

  • Managing small-scale fisheries. Alternative directions and methods

    Type: 
    Publication
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    Approach:

    Although definitions of small-scale fisheries and fisheries management vary widely, it is generally accepted that their goal is to produce for generations of humans a reasonably steady, sustainable stream of benefits from living aquatic resources. However, a glance through current fisheries literature reveals a perplexing array of perspectives and prescriptions to achieve this goal.

  • Electrostatic Screen Battery for Emission Control

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    Electrostatic Screen Battery for Emission Control (ESBEC) is a device for capturing airborne particulate matter emissions from a variety of mobile and stationary sources such as diesel engines used in automobiles marine engines agricultural equipment power generation equipment etc. The ESBEC collects and allows for subsequent removal of collected airborne particulate matter using a wire mesh screen coated with superhydrophobic material and supplied with high voltage.

  • A Novel Process for Epoxidation of Unsaturated Hydrocarbons

    Type: 
    Product

    Northwestern researchers have developed a novel method to produce important chemical intermediates called epoxides for the synthesis of pharmaceutical and natural products. Common oxygen sources for epoxide synthesis are peroxides hydroperoxides oxychlorides and oxometal complexes but these reagents are expensive and generate significant amounts of environmentally unfriendly by-products. This new technology from Northwestern offers a way in which epoxides can be selectively produced using molecular oxygen without utilizing environmentally hazardous reagents.

  • Non-toxic Low Cost Nitrogen Fixation by Titanium Dioxide

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    Dr. Glenn Miller within the University of Nevada Reno Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science (NRES) focuses on the transport and transformation of organic and inorganic compounds. Dr. Miller’s lab has a long-term interest in the environmental photochemistry of organic compounds and recently is focusing on the photolysis of pesticides on soil surfaces and in the gas phase. They are also working on a variety of projects related to contamination from mining sites both from current precious metals mining sites and historic mines.