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Global Climate Action Summit - Superheroes for Sustainable and 100% Renewable Energy: Global Strategies for Decision-Makers

The Global Climate Action Summit, which takes place in San Francisco from 12 to 14 September, will bring together leaders from around the world to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens with respect to climate action, and to take ambition to the next level. This affiliate event, at which REEEP's Katrin Harvey will be speaking, will highlight strategies for business and government decision makers to achieve 100% renewable energy.

Blog by Martin Hiller: Renewables for Resilience - How Renewable Energy Contributes to Sustainable Land Use

I recently participated in a panel discussion on the question of why sustainable land use is important for a low-carbon energy future. While pondering this question in preparation for the panel, my first thought was that it should be turned around: how can renewable energy contribute to making land use more sustainable?

Lessons for Africa from India's Electrification Experience?

The fundamental lesson from the Indian experience for any country looking to rapidly accelerate expansion of electricity access is that market-based decentralized renewable energy solutions represent the fastest and most cost-effective ways to bring energy to underserved rural and peri-urban populations; but to leverage the innovation, expertise and investment of the private sector, governments must work to include such approaches in development and electrification master planning, and to develop sustainable mechanisms for compensating private operators and providers of energy services for providing a public good to society.

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