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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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UK launches its major Energy Africa campaign

UK launches its major Energy Africa campaign

Posted by Jon Sumanik-Leary · on November 18, 2015 · in News · with 0 Comments

Reblogged from UKCDS. 26 OCTOBER 2015 The Department for International Development has launched the UK’s Energy Africa campaign. The campaign, which was formally started last week, aims to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goal of universal energy access by 2030 by focusing its efforts on Africa’s energy supply. Two out of three people living in Africa, […]

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The Great African Bake-Off

The Great African Bake-Off

Posted by Jon Sumanik-Leary · on November 13, 2015 · in Community > Blog, News · with 2 Comments

by Charlotte Ray, University of Nottingham. The University of Nottingham teamed up with the Women’s Cultural Exchange (part of the Nottingham Refugee Forum) for a bake-off event.   On Monday 14th September 2015, the University of Nottingham hosted the Great African Bake-Off where academics, policy makers and practitioners were invited to observe volunteers from the […]

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IRENA Global Atlas Contest

IRENA Global Atlas Contest

Posted by Jon Sumanik-Leary · on September 18, 2015 · in News · with 0 Comments

Today, IRENA has launched a Twitter contest to promote the new Global Atlas app, a first-of-its kind, free mobile tool that can show you the renewable energy potential for any given location in the world. We welcome your support in joining/promoting this effort.   The contest will run until 30th September . Ten winners will […]

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SuperGEN Bioenergy Hub: A bioenergy research prospectus for Southern Africa

The SuperGEN Bioenergy Hub are pleased to present the report based around a workshop funded by the British Council which was held in South Africa in September 2014.  The workshop was organized by Dr Patricia Thornley of The University of Manchester and Prof. Emile van Zyl of the University of Stellenbosch.  Expert mentors included Prof. Jim […]

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