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Renewable Energy Africa Investment Summit

Energy Infrastructure offers some of the biggest potential business opportunities on the planet. A report published in October by the International Energy Agency predicted that half of Africa’s new power generation capacity added until 2040 will be green energy. The potential for renewable energy development in Africa has attracted growing attention lately, as investors and world leaders seek a new clean energy frontier. The continent could become a gold mine for renewable energy thanks to its abundant solar and wind resources, but roadblocks to clean energy which exist worldwide are amplified throughout the troubled regions of Africa - financial resources are thin and infrastructure is often unreliable.

Towards a common vocabulary for climate change - part 2: reflections and next steps

As the Open Knowledge Hub project has evolved we’ve seen a number of exciting new ideas and collaborations emerge from among the project partners that really push forward the Open Knowledge agenda.
A good example of this came from a subset of partners with a shared interest in climate knowledge sharing. The project partners – Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) had identified an opportunity to learn from each other to improve how the climate change information they held was being structured and described.  They also recognised that working together to address this issue should not only improve their ability to share their own information effectively but could also make a wider contribution of value to other knowledge brokers in the sector.

Sida PFAN Initiative on Clean Energy Financing Accepting Applications

The Sida PFAN Initiative on Clean Energy Financing (SPICEF) 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 investment and finance and making them happen. SPICEF is now accepting applications from project developers in the East and Southern African regions before May 8th 2016.

Sweden launches new fund to bring clean energy to one million Zambians.

Lusaka, 04 March 2016. The Government of Sweden, Power Africa and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) announced this week the launch of the Power Africa: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia, an ambitious new market-based undertaking to bring clean energy access to one million Zambians and accelerate private sector growth in energy generation and distribution in the country.

Call for Partners in new Kyrgyzstan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Education and Technology Centre

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have issued a Call for Partners as they set up a Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Education and Technology Centre in Bishkek/Kyrgyzstan. 

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016

The EU Sustainable Energy Week Policy Conference is the most important European conference dedicated to sustainable energy policy issues. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas, while networking events forge alliances. Awards for outstanding projects begin the week.

 

SE4All Workshop on the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

In September 2015, world leaders formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 associated targets which are aimed at stimulating action over the next 15 years in areas of critical importance for a more equitable and sustainable world. The strong linkages between the SDGs underlines the notion that progress on each goal will be critical for progress on others, with increasing understanding for the implementation of the SDGs through an integrated framework that demands close collaboration at all levels of governance. As a result, the water-energy-food nexus has emerged as a crucial policy and governance approach for integrated planning and implementation of the SDGs.

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