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Action: Please Consider Signing This Call for SE4All to Make Energy Equity Core To Its Mandate

The need to establish equity at the core of international efforts to deliver universal energy access was among the recommendations made at Waterloo Global Science Initiative’s (WGSI) OpenAccess Energy Summit – a gathering of researchers, practitioners, representatives of Canada’s First Nations and energy-isolated communities, lawyers, government advisors and financiers – which took place April 24-27, […]

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Sustainable Energy Finance Update: MDBs Prioritize Clean, Efficient Energy, Invest in Infrastructure to Expand Electricity Access

From IISD’s Sustainable Energy Policy and Practice Update. During the month of May, many multilateral development banks (MDBs) hosted their annual meetings, at which sustainable energy was often a central theme. The African Development Bank (AfDB), for instance, has placed powering the African continent “on the front burner,” putting it at the top of its […]

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Global Energy Access Frontiers: LCEDN 2016, Fri, May 6, 2016 in Edinburgh | Eventbrite

Decentralized energy networks and systems are at the frontier of energy access innovation in sub-Saharan Africa and south-Asia, where electricity grids are often unbalanced, unreliable or unavailable.  Against the backdrop of the UK Government’s support for research on global energy challenges (from the Global Challenge Fund to DFID’s Transforming Energy Access Programme), the Low Carbon Energy […]

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UNEP Reports World Record in Renewable Energy Investments

(from the IISD Reporting Service) A UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report, titled ‘Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2016’ (GTR), finds that global investments in renewables in 2015 hit a new record high at US$286 billion and that, for the first time, investments in renewables in developing countries topped those of developed countries. The tenth […]

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Why We Must Ensure the SDG Indicator Framework Includes Cooking Energy

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) and the International Network on Gender and Sustainable Energy (ENERGIA) have recently published a position paper to support the “Ensuring the Inclusion of Clean Cooking in the SDG Indicator Framework. From the GACC website: Last September, the 193 member states of the United Nations agreed on a new […]

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Facebook Enter the Off-Grid Access World: High Level Energy Access Technical Programs Lead Required

Facebook are looking to hire an energy access expert. This is the text from their ad. Facebook was built to help people connect and share, and over the last decade our tools have played a critical part in changing how people around the world communicate with one another. With over a billion people using the […]

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SE4ALL Event Highlights Tracking Needs for SDG 7 |

SE4ALL Event Highlights Tracking Needs for SDG 7 |

Posted by · on March 18, 2016 · in News · with 0 Comments

On the sidelines of the 47th Session of the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC 47), chief statisticians, UN Member States, and stakeholders discussed Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all). Among other topics, panelists and participants discussed the Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All) Global Tracking Framework, which […]

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Coal, economic development and poverty reduction | New resource from ODI/CAFOD/Christian Aid

FAQ: Coal, economic development and poverty reduction. The ODI have published responses to a set of FAQs about the role of coal in debates on poverty and energy access. Written by Ilmi Granoff, Sarah Wykes, Alison Doig, Sam Pickard, Laurie Van Der Burg and Ryan Hogarth it asks the question as to whether coal energy […]

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A Call to Action – Practical Action Policy and Practice

Today Practical Action have launched a Call for Action in relation to Technology Justice Their new publication simply presents the concept of Technology Justice and the case for radical and urgent action to achieve it. It provides an insight into three key global technology injustices, using example cases from different countries and sectors to explore […]

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UNEP and ICLEI Announce Collaboration around Cities and Sustainability

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability at the Cities & Regions Pavilion on the sidelines of the Paris Climate Change Conference. The MoU is expected to serve as an umbrella for a range of initiatives between UNEP and ICLEI, addressing areas such as sustainable consumption […]

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