Current approaches to offgrid electricity need to be changed to achieve universal access to electricity

The PwC report – Electricity beyond the grid: accelerating access to sustainable power for all – says a new approach is needed JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, May 24, 2016/ — PwC report says new renewable off-grid technologies, in combination with innovative business models and mobile payment systems hold the key to rural electrification. New approaches to… Read More Current approaches to offgrid electricity need to be changed to achieve universal access to electricity

Water, energy and land nexus approach to inclusive and sustainable growth | 2011/12 European Report on Development (ERD)

Kenya’s Lake Naivasha Basin is the centrepiece of a unique development experiment. It serves a vast horticulture industry, market gardens, small farms, and a geothermal power plant. With the basin showing signs of stress, local, national and international stakeholders are working towards an integrated solution to manage its water, energy and land (WEL). By 2030,… Read More Water, energy and land nexus approach to inclusive and sustainable growth | 2011/12 European Report on Development (ERD)

Universal access to clean, efficient energy is vital for poverty reduction,

Lack of access to modern energy services is keeping tens of millions of people in poverty and poor health across Asia and the Pacific region, the majority of them women, the United Nations told a regional energy policymakers’ meeting here. As they cope with high international oil prices that led to an increase in poverty… Read More Universal access to clean, efficient energy is vital for poverty reduction,

weitzenegger.de Green Economy and Development | June 2011

This Newsletter guides you to content relevant for international co-operation and economic development. Reposted from sources linked below. Feel free to circulate it to your network. Edited by Karsten Weitzenegger CONTENT Special Issue: Green Economy and Development On the road again to Rio+20 1. UNEP: Green Economy is key catalyst for growth and poverty eradication… Read More weitzenegger.de Green Economy and Development | June 2011

Much «clean» growth possible in developing world with existing technology, right strategy and incentives, UNCTAD Report says

The stress of the global financial crisis — as well as concerns about climate change and food prices — should be used by developing countries to shift towards ”clean” growth, a new UNCTAD report recommends. It says such progress is possible and affordable with existing technology, based on the right strategy and incentives. UNCTAD’s Trade… Read More Much «clean» growth possible in developing world with existing technology, right strategy and incentives, UNCTAD Report says

Standardisation should focus more on innovation

EU standardisation policy should focus more on product innovation and competitiveness, the European commission argued on Tuesday in a new policy paper. Standards and technical harmonisation can help speed-up the uptake of environmental technologies and liberalise trade in rapidly-growing markets, it said. The commission’s policy paper outlines actions for a more market-led standardisation policy. Current… Read More Standardisation should focus more on innovation

EU-ACP: 10th EDF country strategy papers adopted

A good number of country strategy papers for the implementation of the 10th European Development Fund in the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries have now been adopted and signed. They are available on EC website at: http://ec.europa.eu/development/how/iqsg/documents_library_en.cfm A rapid overview of the 31 CSPs that were signed on 9 December 2007 at the occasion of… Read More EU-ACP: 10th EDF country strategy papers adopted