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Press Release: Local Project Launch of ‘Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water’ Project

Ms. Dessislava Choumelova of the EU Delegation to South Africa speaks at the project launch event

The project “Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water” has entered its implementation phase, as was announced during an event at the Department of Environmental Affairs in Pretoria, South Africa last Friday. The 2.5-year project is funded by the EU, with UNIDO as Implementation Partner and REEEP as Execution Partner. The initiative promotes the market-based deployment of energy efficiency measures and clean energy technologies and services in municipal waterworks, commencing with pilot demonstration projects in South Africa.

Press Release: EU-funded Climate Change, Clean Energy and Urban Water in Africa Initiative Announced

A new EU-funded pilot initiative for market-based clean energy technologies and services deployment for South African municipal water works was launched last week at an EU Pavilion event at COP22. The event was organised by the UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), the South African Department for Environmental Affairs (DEA), the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and the European Commission Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA).

C40 Mayors Summit 2016

C40 is a network of more than 80 of the world’s largest cities, committed to collaborating to address climate change through urban action. It aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks while increasing the wealth and wellbeing of urban residents. In the ten years of the network's existence, C40 cities have taken 10,000 climate actions, and they aim to reduce emissions by 3 gigatons of CO2e by 2020.

Obama Acts

As I write this, Vienna is seeing another week of record high temperatures; 2015 is likely to be the hottest year on record for this usually cool city, and this is of course only one of many hotspots around the globe. Despite the urgent need to take climate action, I confess that I was sceptical about the possibilities for progress at the Paris Climate Change Conference this December. 

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