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Let’s hear it for the curators

Lima, Peru, 09-12-2014

Image: cartoon courtesy of Jorge Martin

Geoff Barnard, Strategic Advisor for Knowledge Management, Climate and Development Knowldge Network, has been working with website managers who pull together climate and development information from many sources – ‘climate...

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How to avoid drowning in a sea of climate data

Lima, Peru, 05-12-2014

Anita Makri of SciDev.net writes about the CKB Group's official COP20 Side Event: Innovation and Collaboration for Transforming Knowledge into Climate Action: Creating a “Climate Knowledge Grid”.

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GUIDE: The Status of Climate Finance at COP20, Lima

London, United Kingdom, 02-12-2014

A new briefing by the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) highlights the key climate finance issues on the agenda of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of Parties to...

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IISD Reports on CKB Group COP20 Side Event

Lima, Peru, 02-12-2014

Martin Hiller talks at CKB Group COP20 Side Event

The Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (CKB Group) held an official Side Event at the COP20 in Lima yesterday, Innovation and Collaboration for Transforming Knowledge into Climate Action. The ubiquitous reporting services of the...

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Bright outlook for renewables, according to International Energy Agency

London, United Kingdom, 28-11-2014

“As our global energy system grows and transforms, signs of stress continue to emerge,” said IEA Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven. “But renewables are expected to go from strength to strength, and it is incredible that we...

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Equity and inclusion in disaster risk reduction: building resilience for all

London, United Kingdom, 28-11-2014

This paper, by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) builds on the recently produced ‘The future framework for disaster risk reduction: a guide for decision-makers’....

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Climate Tagger to Aid Organizations in Using Knowledge to Combat Climate Change

Vienna, Austria, 28-11-2014

REEEP (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership) has joined forces with the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), the operational arm of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)...

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Imagining a smarter world – how to build the climate knowledge grid

London, United Kingdom, 04-11-2014

Kenyan central highlands (Credit: Getty Images)

Imagine a world where everyone making decisions on how best to respond to climate change had easy access to the information they need to make those choices. What would it look like and what would be needed to bring it about? This...

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Tough language and a clear message from the IPCC

Vienna, Austria, 03-11-2014

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presented on Sunday (2 November) in Copenhagen its Assessment Synthesis Report. The conclusions of the report result from the week-long discussion between scientists and...

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Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations for South East Asia

Vienna, Austria, 31-10-2014

The International Energy Agency (IEA) shared a brochure that summarizes Regional Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations for 10 South East Asia countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Indonesia...

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Climate Knowledge Brokers Group at COP20 Lima

Vienna, Austria, 31-10-2014

The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group will hold 2 events during COP20: Official Side Event and Latin America workshop. CKB will also take part in the Development and Climate Days organized by the Climate & Development...

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Energy access changes lives

Vienna, Austria, 31-10-2014

According to the World Energy Outlook 2013 nearly 1.3 billion people are without access to electricity and that means that almost one-fifth of the global population faces barriers that limit chances for a good education, economic...

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Smart cities for sustainable development

Vienna, Austria, 31-10-2014

For the first time this year two important dates in the urban calendar happened in October. The first Monday of October of every year since 1986 is a World Habitat Day. This year, October ends with World City Day, celebrated this...

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New CKB Coordination Hub co-organizes the 2014 annual Climate Knowledge Brokers Workshop

Brighton, United Kingdom, 09-10-2014

From left to right: Amanada McKee of GGKP, Michele Lopez of CCCCC, Fatema Rajabali of IDS, Samantha Shuchismita of the Univ. of Sussex, Martina Ulrichs of IISD and Anneli Sundin of SEI

More than 40 participants from 28 organizations came together in Brighton on October 4 and 5 to discuss current intiatives, experiences and directions of climate knowledge brokering - the work of many organizations involved in...

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Insights from Infrastructure Africa: 2014

Gauteng , South Africa, 30-09-2014

REEEP's Jason Schäffler was at Infrastructure Africa 2014, and moderated a panel on Energy in Africa. Among the key questions being tackled by the group were specific technical challenges of metering systems, and how Africa...

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