"There was a time when I and many of my colleagues went in search of moral victories by converting other people to our points of view. The better part of knowledge brokering, however, is to communicate ideas in the languages and in the value systems of the audience."William Becker, Executive Director, Presidential Climate Action Project
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.
As part of the International Year of Evaluation 2015, the Centre for Development Impact (a joint initiative of the Institute of Development Studies, Itad Ltd and the University of East Anglia) hosted a meeting at Wilton Park to discuss the state of impact evaluation, and build new evaluation coalitions for market-oriented development initiatives.
Here at REEEP, an unassuming, dog-eared printed document can be found on nearly everyone's desk. So much has the outcome document of the DFID and Lead International dialogue process on institutional learning for change, "Learning for a low-carbon climate resilient society," influenced our work over the past year.
The CTI PFAN CIS & CA Project Development & Financing Initiative (CISCA-PDFI) seeks to nurture entrepreneurs, start-up and existing companies, project teams and consortia with environmentally beneficial business proposals, with the aim of linking them with the necessary capital and resources to make them successful.
The Climate Technology Initiative’s Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN) is pleased to announce the launch of the call for proposals for the 6th cycle of its Asia Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFCCEF6).
Brian Merchant at Vice takes a look at a new report from Meister Consultants Group on the global clean energy revolution, and notes that the predictions of practically every agency dealing with the energy sector were wildly off - with one notable exception: Greenpeace.