Renewable energy employs about 32% women, compared to 22% in the energy sector overall. Still, within renewables, women’s participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) jobs is far lower than in administrative jobs.
To build the field experience and evidence of quantifying climate, health, and gender co-benefits from clean cooking interventions, the World Bank seeks to hire a consulting firm or consortium (Consultant) with a team of experts to review existing methodologies and field experience, and then design and conduct a field study to quantify and measure all three co-benefits (black carbon, health and gender) from selected clean cooking intervention(s).
Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) held a three-day capacity development workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, on technologies for soil carbon enhancement in Africa. The workshop brought together 26 representatives from 14 countries, including the National Designated Entities (NDEs) and representatives from the Ministries of Agriculture from Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
In the publication, the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) together with the UNFCCC Women and Gender Constituency, highlights transformative and gender-responsive solutions to climate change. The solutions are aimed at making gender equality and women’s rights central to just climate action.
Solomon Islands comprise hundreds of islands. Solomon Islands Water Authority (SW), a state-owned enterprise, is mandated to operate as the provider of municipal water and wastewater services. About 95% of total installed capacity of electricity generation in Solomon Islands is based on fossil fuels, and the balance 5% is through renewable energy sources. The electricity tariff of Solomon Islands is one of the highest in the Pacific since a major share of electricity in the Islands is met through fossil fuels.
The representative of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) attended the Smart City Expo World Congress in Spain, Barcelona, 13-15 November. The Congress aims to empower cities in smart city sectors such as using digital platforms for risk reduction, and enable collectivize urban innovation across the globe.
CTCN moderated the panel presentation session “What does a successful urban resilience strategy entail?” that discussed best approaches for cities to plan for their resilience.