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Blog by Martin Hiller: Frontier Markets and the Triple Efficiency Imperative

One strength of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is that it comes with a tight deadline. We are used to talking about climate change over long timescales, speaking of impacts expected and actions needed by 2050 or beyond, which reduces the impetus for immediate action. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) force us to focus on what can and needs to be done now, leaving us just 13 years to increase human wellbeing across the planet while at the same time safeguarding the environment and combatting climate change.

PFAN Launches Open-Ended Call for Proposals in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

PFAN has launched a call for proposals for climate and clean energy projects and businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Selected projects will receive no-cost coaching by professional consultants and, once they are investment-ready, benefit from PFAN’s Investment Facilitation services. Entrepreneurs looking to initiate or scale-up clean energy or other climate change-related projects and seeking an investment of up to $50 million are invited to apply. This is an open-ended call for proposals without a deadline.

PFAN Investment Forum in Singapore Puts Climate and Clean Energy Projects in Asia in the Spotlight

Ten climate and clean energy entrepreneurs pitched for a total of over USD 31 million of investment to an audience of close to 90 investors at the 8th annual Asia Forum for Climate and Clean Energy Financing, organised in Singapore by the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) on February 2nd. PFAN selected these ten projects from a total of 74 proposals, received from 12 countries in Asia.

Blog by Martin Hiller: Renewables for Resilience - How Renewable Energy Contributes to Sustainable Land Use

I recently participated in a panel discussion on the question of why sustainable land use is important for a low-carbon energy future. While pondering this question in preparation for the panel, my first thought was that it should be turned around: how can renewable energy contribute to making land use more sustainable?

REEEP at COP23 - Fiji in Bonn

Fiji is hosting the 23rd Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will be held in Bonn, Germany. As every year, REEEP will be present, organising and participating in side events. The list below gives an overview of where to find us, and will be updated daily before and during the COP.

COP23 Side Event: Financing Transformative, Resilient Development Outcomes - Approaches from Eastern and Southern Africa

How can countries use climate finance to transition to low-emission, climate-resilient development pathways? This side event explores what financing paradigm-shifting transformative development looks like in practice, presenting experiences from Namibia, Rwanda and the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia.

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