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Building power and water infrastructure capability in South Africa

Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura has identified opportunities for the South African city of Durban to increase its use of renewable energy, while at the same time driving down water infrastructure operating costs. Entura received a grant from the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international non-profit organisation, to identify opportunities to install mini-hydro (100kW to 1MW) on existing water supply infrastructure. The opportunities identified would enable generation of energy from renewable sources without the need for large and costly new infrastructure.

CKB Group releases 2014 Annual Workshop Report

CKB Group: Navigating Oceans of Information

This report summarizes the discussions and conclusions from the 2014 Climate Knowledge Brokers workshop, held from 4-5 October 2014. The workshop was jointly organized by Climate Knowledge Brokers Group Coordination Hub, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), and was hosted by the Institute for Development Studies (IDS) in Brighton, UK. 

COP21 Paris

In 2015, France will be chairing the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), which will be held in Paris in late 2015. This Conference is a crucial event, because it needs to result in a new international climate agreement, applicable to all countries.

Market Acceleration for Green Growth

REEEP invests in clean energy markets to help developing countries expand modern energy services and improve lives; increase prosperity and economic dynamism; and keep CO2 emissions in check - markets that accelerate green growth. REEEP’s tools are modern clean energy technologies - renewable energy and energy efficiency - market forces, and knowledge management. 

GUIDE: The Status of Climate Finance at COP20, Lima

A new briefing by the Climate Finance Advisory Service (CFAS) highlights the key climate finance issues on the agenda of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) at their meeting in Lima Peru in December 2014. The CFAS Guide: The Status of Climate Finance at COP20, Lima is authored by David Eckstein and Alpha Kaloga (Germanwatch), Alix Mazounie (RAC-France), Sven Harmeling (CARE), Raju Chhetri (independent consultant) and Henriette Imelda (IESR), with support from Sönke Kreft (Germanwatch).

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