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REEEP Annual Report 2012/2013

This Annual Report gives a concise overview of the Partnership's achievements during the period from 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013.  This was a year of transformation, in which a new positioning was adopted, and in which personnel, systems and activities were aligned to deliver on the new strategy.

Two new reports: world invested $244 billion on renewables in 2012, with shift to developing countries

The sister publications, REN21’s Renewables 2013 Global Status Report and Frankfurt School – UNEP/BNEF’s Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2013 were launched together on 12 June, 2013.  Together they see $244 billion invested in renewables worldwide during the course of 2012 - the second highest ever - with a clear shift towards developing countries.

VEF reception: Dr. Kandeh Yumkella praises REEEP’s strong network

Kandeh Yumkella and Martin Hiller

Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, Director-General of UNIDO gave opening comments at the REEEP-hosted reception at the Vienna Energy Forum on 29 May 2013; a testament to the close links between the two organisations.  In front of several hundred assembled guests in the Kleiner Redoutensaal of the Hofburg Palace, Yumkella warmly praised REEEP’s strong network of project implementers and the organisation’s strong partnership approach in service of providing sustainable energy for all.

GBPN and REEEP launch the “1 Billion m2” Initiative: an effort to promote residential positive energy buildings

1 billion m2 Intensive Learning Session EE Global 21 May 2013

The Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN) and REEEP announced today at an EE Global Intensive Learning Session in Washington, D.C. the launch of a new collaboration aiming to encourage the construction of 1 billion m2 of positive energy and affordable social housing by 2023. The session is designed to gain stakeholder feedback on the initiative.

GIZ funding to expand scope of reegle.info thesaurus

REEEP has signed a contract with the German Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to expand the www.reegle.info thesaurus to include important aspects of climate adaptation in greater depth. This step will make it easier for knowledge brokers to take full advantage of the reegle Tagging API, a free tool that automatically tags electronic documents to make them more searchable – and findable.

Guide Book - Addressing Climate Change Challenges in Africa

At the Seventh African Development Forum (ADF VII) which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in October 2010, policy-makers recognizing the need to move with urgency in preparing for the impacts of climate change, as the international negotiations continue on the reduction of Green House Gases (GHG) emissions, agreed on the urgent need for Africa to act on Climate Change for Sustainable Development.

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