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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

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.

REEEP Portfolio

REEEP operates a portfolio of high potential projects to shift markets. We selectively fund entrepreneurs and ventures that are based on sound business models and have strong potential to stimulate clean energy market growth.

UNIDO and REEEP map out deeper cooperation on sustainable development

LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Martin Hiller, Director General of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) met this week in Vienna to discuss intensifying the cooperation between the two organizations; the aim is to jointly promote sustainable pathways for developing countries to reduce poverty and develop their industrial base.

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