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Enterprises in the REEEP Portfolio are not about business as usual. They are testing innovations in pioneer markets at the frontiers of poverty alleviation and climate impact, and face myriad challenges in breaking even, much less achieving scale. Analysing and understanding these challenges and how they can be overcome is our foremost objective. 

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.

 

 

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. 

Development leaders talk evaluation at Wilton Park

As part of the International Year of Evaluation 2015, the Centre for Development Impact (a joint initiative of the Institute of Development Studies, Itad Ltd and the University of East Anglia) hosted a meeting at Wilton Park  to discuss the state of impact evaluation, and build new evaluation coalitions for market-oriented development initiatives.

 

OECD Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum 2014

The Green Growth and Sustainable Development Forum (GGSD Forum) is an OECD initiative, which operates as an annual event and each year focuses on a different cross-cutting issue related to sustainable development and green growth. The 2014 Forum will examine the distributional consequences of implementing green growth strategies and their impact on employment, skills and income. Green growth’s combination of strong economies and a clean environment could increase the well-being of all citizens if the right policy mix is applied.

GGKP Annual Conference, "Fiscal Policies and the Green Economy Transition: Generating Knowledge – Creating Impact"

The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is holding its Third Annual Conference on the theme of "Fiscal Policies and the Green Economy Transition: Generating Knowledge – Creating Impact". The conference will be held at the University of Venice from 29 through 30 January 2015.

Forum "Partnerships to scale up investment for inclusive and sustainable industrial development"

The United Nations Industrial Development Ogranization (UNIDO) hopes to extend the impact and larger outreach of ISID goals through strengthening the partnership dialogue between UNIDO, recipient Governments, DFIs, other development agencies, private sector, and donors to scale up ISID investment in developing countries.

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

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