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Solar, the “sleeping lion” in Africa

A technician fits a solar panel on a corrugated rooftop. © Tom Gilks

With the vast majority of its population still energy poor, Africa is uniquely placed to leapfrog fossil fuel dependence and exploit its abundant natural resources in the form of sunlight, hydropower and wind. WWF and REEEP co-hosted a side event at the South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC) in Cape Town to discuss sustainable ways forward for Africa to bring modern energy to its people while minimizing the impacts on climate and environment.

 

 

The Making of The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto

"There was a time when I and many of my colleagues went in search of moral victories by converting other people to our points of view. The better part of knowledge brokering, however, is to communicate ideas in the languages and in the value systems of the audience."William Becker, Executive Director, Presidential Climate Action Project

Obama Acts

As I write this, Vienna is seeing another week of record high temperatures; 2015 is likely to be the hottest year on record for this usually cool city, and this is of course only one of many hotspots around the globe. Despite the urgent need to take climate action, I confess that I was sceptical about the possibilities for progress at the Paris Climate Change Conference this December. 

DFID and Lead International on the importance of learning

Here at REEEP, an unassuming, dog-eared printed document can be found on nearly everyone's desk. So much has the outcome document of the DFID and Lead International dialogue process on institutional learning for change, "Learning for a low-carbon climate resilient society," influenced our work over the past year.

REEEP Annual Report 2014/2015

REEEP invests in clean energy markets. The REEEP Annual Report 2014/2015 explains REEEP's strategy and overarching theory of change, and takes a close look at REEEP's Cross Sector Systems focal area, through which REEEP brings systems thinking to the complex challenges of green growth. The Annual Report also includes a synopsis of REEEP's new 2015-2017 Powering Agrifood Value Chains Portfolio, including profiles of individual enterprises. 

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