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United States

Through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Government of the United States provides funding to the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN), a programme hosted by UNIDO and REEEP.

Previously, the U.S. Department of State, through the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate, funded the creation of a Compendium of U.S. Best Practices, a guidebook of best practices in renewable energy from the state and city level in the United States.


Through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Norwegian government supports the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN), a programme hosted by UNIDO and REEEP. 

The Norwegian Government has previously provided funding through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Environment and International Development for REEEP projects in its 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th funding cycles. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also sponsored the Energy+ International Energy and Climate Initiative.

OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is the development finance institution established by the Member States of OPEC in 1976 as a collective channel of aid to the developing countries. OFID works in cooperation with developing country partners and the international donor community to stimulate economic growth and alleviate poverty in all disadvantaged regions of the world. The organisation has provided support for three projects in the OFID-REEEP funding cycle.

Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development. It does this by combining research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. It works in partnership with decision-makers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors nationally, regionally and globally.

1 Billion m2

"One billion square metres" is an effort to promote residential positive energy buildings that is driven by REEEP and the Global Buildings Performance Network (GBPN).

Government of New Zealand

Through the Ministry for Economic Development (succeeded in July 2012 by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment), the Government of New Zealand has co-funded several REEEP projects in the Pacific region. The mission of the new combined Ministry is to be a catalyst for a high-performing economy by developing and delivering policy, services, advice and regulation for businesses to support economic growth.

Online course: Renewable Energies for Developing Countries - Environmental Necessity, Economic Opportunity

This on-line programme will give a comprehensive overview of renewable energy as a means to enable sustainable development and explore how renewable energies represent both an environmental necessity and an economic opportunity for developing countries.  The course is presented by CIFAL Scotland, UNITAR and the University of Strathclyde in partnership with the Scottish Government.


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