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Clean Energy Financing Forum for Central America and the Caribbean

CTI PFAN will be holding Clean Energy Financing Forum for Central America & the Caribbean (CEFF-CAC).Selected projects who have received free professional support and assistance on the preparation of bankable business plans and professional investor pitches will present at this specially organised Investor Forum to be held in Honduras in April 2013.

The Role of Networks in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaption

The risk from natural hazards is projected to further increase in many regions due to a growing exposure of human activities often combined with increased vulnerability and the projected increase in frequency and intensity of hazards due to effects of global warming. For the development and implementation of (more) effective risk reduction policies, a close collaboration and knowledge exchange between decision makers, the scientific community, the private sector and civil society is needed.

REEEP joins Green Growth Knowledge Platform, Climate Technology Network

This month, REEEP took a significant step in expanding its network and enhancing its global impact by joining the Green Growth Knowledge Platform as a Knowledge Partner, and the Climate Technology Network as a recognized partner. With these moves, REEEP joins two of the most compelling and innovative new global partnership arrangements in the climate and development spheres.

REEEP and Sanedi push for Energy Efficient Housing in South Africa

REEEP and SANEDI (South African National Energy Development Institute) hosted an exciting workshop in Johannesburg recently covering the status of Energy Efficiency (EE) in the South African housing sector. Participants discussed key challenges and needs, drawing on their experiences in contribution and discussing possible pathways for stimulating forward movement of EE for housing.

Ethiopia Infrastructure, Power & Energy Investment Summit 2014

At the occasion of the High Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) on 11-13 February 2014, EU Commissioner for Development Andris Pielbags said:

"Energy is fundamental to development. No energy means no sustainable economic growth, no sustainable agriculture, no quality healthcare; no decent education. In short, no energy means no development. This is why the EU has set itself the goal to help developing countries provide 500 million people with access to sustainable energy services by 2030.”

ESMAP develops Renewable Energy Project Resource Center with help from REEEP

Renewable energy is making rapid inroads in developing countries, with investment reaching US$112 billion in 2012, representing 46 percent of total global investment in renewable energy. Yet even with this growth in activity, investors, developers, and other practitioners still operate in an information vacuum when it comes to easily finding practical examples of financing and implementation of renewable energy projects.

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