Intergovernmental Organization

Reports on Renewables in Africa, Cost-Competitiveness of Renewable Energy, and 2030 Roadmap Released during IRENA Assembly [viewed]

IRENA14 January 2013: At the third session of the IRENA Assembly, which took place from 13-14 January 2013, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), IRENA released new publications on the future of renewable energy in Africa and the increasing cost-competitiveness of renewable energy, and launched a global roadmap to doubling the share of renewable energy to 30% by the year 2030.

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IEA Outlines Plans to Enhance Cooperation with Partner Countries in Asia [viewed]

IEA14 January 2013: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a press release highlighting dynamics in Asia that will affect global energy trade over the next five years, as economies in the region expand and consequently energy demand rises. It also outlines co-operation with IEA partner countries in Asia aimed at addressing these challenges.

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OECD's Copenhagen Green Growth Study Recommends "Radical" Green Innovation [viewed]

OECDDecember 2012: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published an analysis of Greater Copenhagen, Denmark, on measuring the potential of local green growth. The analysis makes ten recommendations aimed at stimulating green innovation and competitiveness, and financing innovation and developing “knowledge intensive green activities.”

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REEEP Supports 28 Low-carbon Projects in Developing Countries [viewed]

9 January 2013: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) will fund 28 new low-carbon projects aiming to scale up renewable energy and energy efficient solutions in key emerging markets and selected developing countries in Africa and Asia. 

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OECD's Mexico EPR Highlights Green, Low-Carbon Growth [viewed]

OECDJanuary 2013: The Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published the third review of Mexico's environmental performance, including on progress toward a green, low-carbon economy. The Environmental Performance Review (EPR) presents 29 recommendations for achieving the "right mix of policies" to meet Mexico's environmental policy objectives.

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AUC Chairperson Highlights Importance of Agriculture in Africa [viewed]

31 December 2012: The African Union Commission's (AUC) Chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has, in her New Year Statement, underscored the economic importance of agriculture for Africa and noted the environmental challenges that need to be addressed.

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IEA Highlights Need to Reduce Energy Use from Networked Devices [viewed]

IEA7 January 2013: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has underscored the need to reduce energy use from information and communication technology (ICT), which currently accounts for 5 percent of global electricity consumption.

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IWMI Report Examines Implications of Climate Change in Volta Basin [viewed]

12 December 2012: The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has released a report titled “The Water Resource Implications of Changing Climate in the Volta River Basin.” The report examines the consequences of increasing water demand and climate change on the Volta River.

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IEA Report Calls for New Funding for Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries [viewed]

IEA22 December 2012: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report, titled "Plugging the Energy Efficiency Gap with Climate Finance." The report examines the role of climate finance in funding energy efficiency projects and the potential to channel funds to energy efficiency projects in developing countries under the Green Climate Fund (GCF). 

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IEA Prioritizes Carbon Capture and Storage in 2013 [viewed]

IEA1 January 2013: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has made policy development for the deployment of carbon capture and storage (CCS) a priority for 2013. According to the Agency's World Energy Outlook 2012, significant deployment of CCS will be needed to limit global warming to two degrees by 2050, even under an ambitious scenario where current fossil fuel use falls by 20% from current levels.

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