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ESMAP develops Renewable Energy Project Resource Center with help from REEEP

Renewable energy is making rapid inroads in developing countries, with investment reaching US$112 billion in 2012, representing 46 percent of total global investment in renewable energy. Yet even with this growth in activity, investors, developers, and other practitioners still operate in an information vacuum when it comes to easily finding practical examples of financing and implementation of renewable energy projects.

CTI PFAN Asia Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFCEF-4)

CTI PFAN is a multilateral, public-private partnership initiated by the CTI in cooperation with the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Following the success of the last three Regional Forums in Asia, AFCEF-4 will bring together leading clean energy entrepreneurs and investors, fund managers and financiers that specialize in Asia’s clean energy sector. AFCEF-4, featuring a business plan competition employing the methodology of the Climate Technology Initiative Private Finance Advisory Network (CTI PFAN), will showcase 10 of the most promising clean energy investment opportunities in Asia.

Small farmers in Brazil use sustainable techniques to improve livelihoods and feed their families

Brazilian smallholding farmers see the full value of their products

At first glance, creating livelihoods and strengthening food security while preventing deforestation and fostering sustainable land use may seem irreconcilable goals. Yet Brazilian institute Ecoengenho has managed to do both through its Aroeira project, which empowers smallholding farmers in northeastern Brazil to actively engage in the value chain of their products from harvest to retail. Their product of choice? Pink pepper.

Cambodia workshop brings Asian perspective on universal energy access

The United Nations Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network held a workshop “Towards Universal Energy Access: An Asian Perspective” in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 16-18 March, 2013.  The workshop brought together around 120 practitioners representing the private sector, civil society and policy makers at both international and national levels. It was supported by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), the Blue Moon Fund and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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