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COP22 Africa Pavilion Event: Accelerating Investment for Low Carbon, Climate Resilient Projects in Africa

COP22 Side Event Accelerating Investment Low Carbon Climate Resilience Africa

This side event, organised by the Private Finance Action Network (PFAN) with the participation of REEEP in its function as PFAN executing partner, represents an opportunity for thought leaders to exchange views and experience on issues pertaining to facilitating investment in low carbon, climate resilient projects and businesses in Africa. The discussion will focus on ways and means to scale up efforts in meeting the climate commitments of the countries in the region. Key stakeholders – policy makers, financiers, as well as representatives from international organizations – will interact on salient issues around delivering technical assistance combined with appropriate financing to foster climate technologies deployment.

REEEP Kenya Ventures Announced as Powering Agriculture Innovators

REEEP is proud to announce that two ventures from its Powering Agrifood Value Chains 2015 Portfolio have been announced as 2015 Innovators of the Powering Agriculture Energy Grand Challenge for Development (PAEGC). Sunculture and Futurepump, providers of solar-powered irrigation systems to medium and smallholder farmers, respectively, are "helping to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy solutions that will enhance agricultural yields/productivity, decrease post-harvest loss, improve farmer and agribusiness income generating opportunities and revenues, and/or increase energy efficiency and associated savings within the operations of farms and agribusinesses all while stimulating low carbon economic growth within the agriculture sector of developing countries."

COP21 Paris

In 2015, France will be chairing the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), which will be held in Paris in late 2015. This Conference is a crucial event, because it needs to result in a new international climate agreement, applicable to all countries.

Tough language and a clear message from the IPCC

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 governments involved. According to the authors, while the world is on a perilous path toward irreversibly damaging the global environment, we can still avoid the most serious impacts through immediate action. Adapting to climate change is important but it is mitigation that is central to achieve sustainable actions.

UNIDO and REEEP map out deeper cooperation on sustainable development

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 intensifying the cooperation between the two organizations; the aim is to jointly promote sustainable pathways for developing countries to reduce poverty and develop their industrial base.

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