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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Environment and economic growth: inevitable conflict?

London, United Kingdom, 30-09-2014

SELCO solar electric unit (Credit: Mallikarjun Katakol)

Historically, economic growth and environmental degradation went, by and large, hand in hand. The ‘information age’ has provided not only a greater understanding of the destruction but also the tools to remedy it. The worldwide...

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CTI PFAN Bangalore event helps entrepreneurs prepare to present their ideas

Bangalore, India, 03-09-2014

REEEP’s partner CTI PFAN organized a two-day event for entrepreneurs they support in South Asia to improve entrepreneurs’ ability to present their business models to investors. Nine entrepreneurs took part in the event, all of...

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Business Often Taking Lead on Water-Energy-Food Sustainability, Report Finds; but Governments Must Catch Up or Risk Leaving Some Behind

Stockholm, Sweden, 02-09-2014

A new report released by REEEP – the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership – shows how businesses can take the lead in creating sustainable solutions within the water-energy-food nexus. But governments must do more...

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UNIDO and REEEP map out deeper cooperation on sustainable development

Vienna, Austria, 29-08-2014

LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Martin Hiller, Director General of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) met this week in Vienna to discuss...

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Shedding Light on Energy Innovation

Washington, D.C., United States, 29-08-2014

A REEEP-supported initiative is bringing solar-powered reading lamps to rural Peru, providing an affordable, clean alternative to polluting, dangerous, and expensive forms of lighting such as diesel lamps. The key to the project—...

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REEEP project partner wins Stockholm Industry Water Award

Stockholm, Sweden, 31-07-2014

The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) recently announced that the REEEP partner eThekwini Water & Sanitation, serving the Durban metropolitan area in South Africa, has been named the 2014 winner of the Stockholm...

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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) awards PowerMundo $100,000 as a winner of the IDEAS Energy Innovation Contest

Chicago, United States, 24-07-2014

A press release from the REEEP-funded, Colorado-based international social enterprise PowerMundo has just announced that they have been selected as one of 10 winners of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) 2013 IDEAS Energy...

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