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Economics and financial decision-making

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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).

  • Exploration Risk for Geothermal Power Investments - Approaches across the globe

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    Monday, February 1, 2016
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    Generating electric power based on geothermal energy is attractive (i) because of the low CO2 emissions and (ii) because electricity can be produced constantly, independent of the availability of wind or sunlight. These characteristics make geothermal energy an important option for safe, cost-effective and climate friendly power production. The main caveats are that geothermal energy is not available everywhere and that it is uncertain whether the resource will actually be found at a given site.

  • Developing 2°C compatible investment criteria

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    Monday, November 30, 2015

    This report studies the development of criteria for assessing the compatibility of financial investments with the international goal to limit global temperature increase to below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The findings are intended as a starting point and a key input for a longer term process to develop consensus-based 2°C investing criteria. The focus here is placed on investments in projects and physical assets, in particular of development and climate finance organisations.

  • Manual de transferencia y adquisición de tecnologías sostenibles

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    Tuesday, March 1, 2005
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    Business technology transfer strategy for the identification, selection, acquisition, adoption and assimilation of sustainable technologies, enabling them to better compete in the markets.

  • Manual para la implementación de ecodiseño en Centroamérica

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    Wednesday, December 1, 1999
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    Manual to guide business to ecodesign their products

  • Watermelon live mulch climatic adaptation capabilities in Africa tropical cropping systems.

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    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Books/Chapters in Books: (1) David Ojo. 2016. Watermelon live mulch climatic adaptation capabilities in Africa tropical cropping systems. In: Handbook of Cucurbits: Growth, Cultural Practices and Physiology. Taylor & Francis Publishing Group (TFG), Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.A. Edited by Pessarakli. Catalog #: K23003. ISBN: 978-1-4822-3458-9. 13pp. (2) David Ojo. 2015. Cucurbits: Botany, Ecology, Genetic Resources and Breeding. In: Handbook of Cucurbits: Growth, Cultural Practices and Physiology. Taylor & Francis Publishing Group (TFG), Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.A.

  • Opportunity Mapping: Identifying New Business Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape

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    Monday, May 15, 2017

    Opportunity Mapping

    Capturing New Business Opportunities in a Changing Energy Landscape

  • Green Climate Fund Proposal Toolkit 2017

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    Publication date: 
    Thursday, June 29, 2017

    The toolkit provides indispensable guidance covering:

    Things to know before applying: The toolkit provides an overview of the amount and type of funding available along with the role of the key actors involved, such as National Designated Authorities, Accredited Entities and Executing Entities.

    Proposal design elements: The toolkit presents how to prepare a logic framework, develop a Gender Assessment and Action Plan and justify the rationale for GCF involvement (the “exit strategy”)

  • Dinámica de los procesos de intensificación ganadera en Nicaragua: un análisis comparativo de las principales zonas productivas y niveles tecnológicos

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    Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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    La ganadería ha sido uno de los subsectores económicos del país que más rápidamente ha crecido en las últimas décadas, no obstante, su crecimiento se ha logrado más por la vía extensiva que por cambios estructurales de manejo en las fincas. A pesar de algunas iniciativas exitosas de intensificación, la producción ganadera del país sigue estando rezagada en términos productivos y con importantes retos ambientales y sociales.

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