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COP-20 Lima

From December 1 to 12, 2014, Lima will host the Twentieth Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 20). Peru will receive about 15,000 people, which represent 194 countries and stakeholders from international organizations, civil society, private sector and several mass media, as well as presidents and ministers.

Environment and economic growth: inevitable conflict?

SELCO solar electric unit (Credit: Mallikarjun Katakol)

Historically, economic growth and environmental degradation went, by and large, hand in hand. The ‘information age’ has provided not only a greater understanding of the destruction but also the tools to remedy it. The worldwide embrace of two concepts – green growth and deep decarbonisation – will be key to determining an inclusive and sustainable future for the planet, say REEEP's Germana Canzi and John Tkacik in an article in the United Nations Association - UK publication: Global Development Goals: Partnerships for Progress

R20 Austria: Regions - The Key Actors for Energy Turnaround

The R20 is a public-private partnership, bringing together subnational governments; businesses; financial institutions; academic institutions; non-profit organizations; intergovernmental organizations, and United Nations Programme to develop and implement measurable, large-scale, low-carbon and climate resilient economic development projects at the subnational level which can simultaneously solve the climate crisis and build a sustainable global economy. This solution is already underway; has been proven at scale; and therefore, can now be rapidly expanded on a global scale.

Creating a ‘Smart Network’ for Climate Knowledge

Are you getting lost in an ocean of information?

The fields of climate and development have undergone radical transformations over the past decades as the world has woken up to the perils of climate change. At the same time, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have revolutionised the way we communicate, bringing many benefits – but also new problems.  A field once challenged by the lack of reliable and relevant data is now overwhelmed with oceans of information, pouring in from a multitude of sources inhabiting various corners of the climate development community. Today, the challenge is navigating and making sense of this information, overcoming the "portal proliferation syndrome" of climate web sites.

Shedding Light on Energy Innovation

A REEEP-supported initiative is bringing solar-powered reading lamps to rural Peru, providing an affordable, clean alternative to polluting, dangerous, and expensive forms of lighting such as diesel lamps. The key to the project—called “Digital Diesel: Pay As You Go Financing for Solar Energy in Rural Peru”—is a cellphone app that allows users to buy the lamp via small weekly payments.

2014 Climate Knowledge Brokers Workshop

The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group was set up in 2011 with the aim to explore closer collaboration between online knowledge brokers working in the climate and development sectors.Since its formation it has demonstrated a keen appetite for closer collaboration and knowledge exchange, and has generated a range of ideas on how to make this happen in practice. The CKB group meets annually in order to take this agenda forward, with workshops held in Eschborn and Bonn in Germany as well as in Washington DC, USA.

The 2014 Workshop will be held at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) on the Campus of the University of Sussex on October 4 and 5.

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