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04.10.2021

Grenada’s Prime Minister Hands Over Presidency Of SIDS DOCK, Promising Continuity In The Push For Greater Focus On Ocean Energy

“Ocean energy development is critical to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Small Island Developing States (SIDS). It is the foundation for the blue economy that will help make us more resilient, and increase our ability to build back better, but we need assistance from our development partners.”

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09.09.2021

2nd International Sustainable Energy Conference – ISEC 2022

Call for Abstracts is open now!

Let’s shape the global energy agenda at the 2nd International Sustainable Energy Conference – ISEC 2022, taking place from 5 – 7 April 2022 in Graz, Austria.


 

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26.07.2021

Renewables 2021 Global Status Report

The Renewables 2021 Global Status Report (GSR.) provides an overview of the renewable energy markets, investments and policies around the world.

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12.07.2021

Youth for VEF 2021: key Insights

The first ever YouthforVEF took place on 5th July 2021 as part of the Vienna Energy Forum.

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22.06.2021

GFSE Side Event at VEF 2021: Green Skills for the Youth

This event brought together representatives from the renewable energy sector to discuss challenges and bottlenecks, and exchange experiences on green skills that are needed to scale up renewables.

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21.06.2021

UN High Level Dialogue on Energy 2021

The High Level Dialogue on Energy 2021 represents the first inclusive global gathering on energy under the auspices of the General Assembly since the UN Conference on New and Renewable Sources of Energy held in Nairobi in 1981.

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10.06.2021

Vienna Energy Forum 2021

The Vienna Energy Forum 2021 will facilitate a multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder and interdisciplinary dialogue on sustainable energy for inclusive development and productive capacities.

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12.05.2021

Upcoming REN21 Events on 18 May 2021

On 18 May 2021, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) is hosting and co-hosting two events.

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02.11.2020

GFSE Policy Brief #11: Engaging Citizens via Social Innovations for the Energy Transition

The Global Forum on Sustainable Energy regularly published a number of short reports, called Policy Briefs, on various topics related to sustainable development, energy, climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as international cooperation. They serve as tools to aid the interaction and knowledge exchange between stakeholders, policy makers and technical experts.

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20.10.2020

Fixing the Business of Food Initiative

Realizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) comes with several challenges and despite many efforts taken by the industry, companies, investors and citizens.

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16.10.2020

IRENA and CDF to Support Low-GHG Emission Economic Development in the Caribbean Region

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and CARICOM Development Fund (CDF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate the transition of Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) from fossil-fuel dependency to a more resilient and sustainable low greenhouse gas emissions economic development model.

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16.10.2020

Newly-launched “Women at the Forefront” Programme

A recent survey conducted by IRENA on renewable energy workforce demonstrates that the energy sector is still lagging behind in terms of a gender-balanced workforce and that only 32% of the employees are women.

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16.10.2020

ENERGIA: Gender Equality in the Wake of COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis caused an unforeseeable economic shock that forced national governments to look at new, innovative incentives and comprehensives to stimulate growth and recovery. At the same time, the crisis brings with it unique opportunities to advance gender equality in the energy system transformation and to create an inclusive economic response.

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16.10.2020

REN21: Public Support in the Energy Transition

Citizen engagement is the core element of the energy transition. The REN21 2020 Global Status Report (GSR) reveals there is a growing public demand to shift away from fossil fuels.

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16.10.2020

New Study: Linking Off-Grid Solar Energy Companies to a Credit Reference System

Energising Development (EnDev) has recently published a paper on “Linking Off-Grid Solar Energy Companies to a Credit Reference System”. The Pay As You Go (PAYG) business model played a significant role in the uptake of off grid solar solutions (OGS).

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16.10.2020

EELA Webinar Series

The East African Community (EAC) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) regions are taking important steps towards the adoption of Energy Efficient Lighting and Appliances (EELA).

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16.10.2020

Vienna Energy Forum (VEF) Virtual Series

The VEF virtual series is an online discussion platform established under the umbrella of the Vienna Energy Forum to build momentum in the lead-up to the main event, which will be taking place on the 6th and 7th of July 2021 at the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna, Austria.

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12.08.2020

Policy Briefs to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 7

In support of the critically important discussions at this year’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), the third compilation of SDG 7 Policy Briefs was published to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 7 (ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all).

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25.06.2020

REN21 - Renewables 2020 Global Status Report

The REN21 Renewables 2020 Global Status Report, which was published on the 16th of June 2020, provides an overview of the latest developments on the renewable energy transition through the end of 2019.

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08.05.2020

Global Energy Review 2020

The International Energy Agency (IEA) published its new Global Energy Review on 30th of April 2020.

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27.04.2020

Staying on Course: Renewable Energy in the Time of COVID-19 and the First Global Renewables Outlook

Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, international organizations and political leaders have to tackle comprehensive challenges and address the social and economic impacts of the crisis, while taking into account the long-term implications.

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27.04.2020

New Study on Women for Sustainable Energy: Strategies to Foster Women’s Talent for Transformational Change

The Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) recently launched the study on “Women for Sustainable Energy: Strategies to Foster Women’s Talent for Transformational Change” in order to exploit opportunities for women and facilitate a more inclusive energy transition.

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27.04.2020

ECREEE: Burkina Faso - Towards the Adoption of a Gender Mainstreaming Policy in Energy Access

Despite the lack of energy access, energy demand is very high due to the economic activities and rapid population growth in Burkina Faso.

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27.04.2020

SEforALL: Acacia Innovations Provides Clean Cooking for Schools in Kenya

Acacia Innovations is one of the winners of the 2020 Energy Access Booster Award, which by its briquettes and cooking stoves contributes to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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27.04.2020

World Bank Support for Local Communities in Bangladesh

To help Bangladesh cope with one of the largest forced exoduses, the Word Bank granted financing for three projects, which will help the country address the needs of the host communities and the displaced Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar district.

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27.04.2020

OECD: Policy Responses to Environmental Protection and Climate Change in the Context of COVID-19

Against the background of the COVID-19 crisis, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has recently published a number of articles on the importance of a green and inclusive recovery. Such a recovery would not only provide jobs and boost the economy, but would also put broader goals related to well-being at the centre by focusing on building resilience and integrating climate action into economic decisions.

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27.04.2020

Changes in Event Dates

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the international event calendar had to undergo several changes. This preventive measure has been taken to safeguard the health of all participants, partners and staff.

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27.04.2020

Positive Stories to Lift Your Spirits – Barefoot College

The Barefoot College, founded in 1972 in the rural outpost of Tilonia, India, believes in the potential of the rural poor. It manages a network with women at heart with the ultimate aim to facilitate sustainable development in communities where poverty exists.

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27.04.2020

Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity: Responding to the Socio-economic Impacts of COVID-19

In the light of the global pandemic, the United Nations published a document titled ‘Shared responsibility, global solidarity’ elaborating on the potential long-term effects of COVID-19 on the global economy.

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26.04.2020

Earth Science Cafes

The Network of Africa Women Environmentalists (NAWE) recently launched a new initiative called the Earth Science Cafes. Each café event will have a specific theme with the overall goal of bringing science and society together.

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17.04.2020

Shared Responsibility, Global Solidarity: Responding to the Socio-economic Impacts of COVID-19

In the light of the global pandemic, the United Nations published a document titled ‘Shared responsibility, global solidarity’ elaborating on the potential long-term effects of COVID-19 on the global economy.

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20.02.2020

New Study on Women for Sustainable Energy: Strategies to Foster Women’s Talent for Transformational Change

The Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) recently launched the study on “Women for Sustainable Energy: Strategies to Foster Women’s Talent for Transformational Change” in order to exploit opportunities for women and facilitate a more inclusive energy transition.

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03.12.2019

First “Renewables in Cities: Global Status Report” is OUT

REN21 recently published its first Renewables in Cities: Global Status Report (REC-GSR), which provides a comprehensive overview of the current trends and developments of renewable energy in cities.

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31.10.2019

Climate Investment Platform Targets Increase in Flow of Capital to Clean Energy Projects

In order to mobilize low-carbon, climate-resilient investments, a new global public platform launched by the Green Climate Fund, IRENA, SEforAll and UNDP, will increase the flow of capital in developing countries to meet climate ambitions.

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31.10.2019

Samoa Pathway – Midterm Review

The 3rd International Conference on Small Island Developing States resulted in the adoption of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Accelerated Modalities of Action (SAMOA Pathway), which established a unique intergovernmental SIDS Partnership Framework.

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31.10.2019

ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF) 2019

The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) recently hosted the 3rd Edition of the ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF 2019) at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra, Ghana from 22nd – 24th of October 2019. The ESEF provides the perfect platform to improve the policy and regulatory landscape for private sector investment within the ECOWAS region.

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31.10.2019

Impact of India’s PMUY Program in Rural Karnataka

Traditional cooking fuels, such as firewood and dung cakes, that are commonly used in developing countries contribute to increased household air pollution, a phenomenon attributed to 1.6 million deaths in 2017.

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31.10.2019

IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate

The IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate was approved on 24 September 2019 by the 195 IPCC member governments. It highlights the urgency of taking immediate action to address unprecedented and enduring changes in the ocean and cryosphere, so that the ecosystems and the livelihoods that depend on them endure.

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31.10.2019

UN Global Climate Action Award Winner: Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) launched a new Beyond the Grid Fund (BGFZ)  for Africa at the beginning of 2019 in order to replicate the BGFZ approach in Burkina Faso, Liberia and Mozambique.

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31.10.2019

ECOWGEN – Ensuring Gender Parity in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Sector

The ECOWGEN project aims to promote the participation of women in the energy sector (renewable energy, energy efficiency). It is funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) via the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility Special Fund (NEPAD-IPPF Special Fund).

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30.10.2019

Webinar Series: Gender Equality for a More Rapid and Inclusive Energy Transition

The Global Women's Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) together with the Clean Energy Solutions Center recently launched a new series of webinars  on Gender Equality for a More Rapid and Inclusive Energy Transition.

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13.09.2019

Fight against Climate Change

The lack of gender equality forces women to bear the consequences and negative impacts of global warming in a greater extent.

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23.08.2019

Renewable Transformation Challenge 2019:… and the winner is …

The Renewable Transformation Challenge 2019, which was created by Elsevier and launched in 2017, honors outstanding work that actively supports the transformation to a renewable energy driven world as well as products that have the potential to scale-up access to energy especially in developing countries.

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26.06.2019

Renewables 2019 Global Status Report

The REN21 Renewables 2019 Global Status Report, which was recently published on 18th June 2019, provides an overview of the latest developments on the renewable energy transition through the end of 2018.

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26.06.2019

Gender in Transition to Energy for All

In cooperation with nine research teams, ENERGIA released a new research program called Gender and Energy Research Program, which aims to generate and analyze empirical evidence and the related benefits that a gender approach has for energy access.

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15.05.2019

GFSE Event on 29th May 2019: Sustainable Cities in Developing Countries

The Global Forum on Sustainable Energy (GFSE) is organizing an Expert Workshop on “Sustainable Cities in Developing Countries”. This workshop will take place in the afternoon of 29th May 2019, from 14:00 – 16:30 (K°LP!NGHAUS WIEN-ZENTRAL, Gumpendorfer Straße 39, 1060 Vienna, Austria). 

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15.04.2019

Renewable Capacity Statistics 2019

The International Renewable Energy Agency has released a report titled, ‘Renewable Capacity Statistics 2019,’ on 2 April 2019.

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15.04.2019

GWNET – “Women in Energy Expert Platform” Launched

The Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET) is an international non-profit organisation, which aims at advancing the global energy transition by connecting and empowering women working in sustainable energy in both developed and emerging/developing countries.

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02.04.2019

SEforAll – Energy and Gender Implications

In honour of International Women’s Month, SEforAll interviewed a number of People-Centered Accelerator partners about their work to address gender implications in the energy sector.

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10.01.2019

Katowice Climate Change Conference COP24

The twenty-fourth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP24), which convened under the Presidency of Poland, was held from the 2nd to the14th of December 2018 in Katowice.

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08.10.2018

Global Gender and Renewable Energy Survey

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), with support from GWNET and REN21, is undertaking a global Gender and Renewable Energy survey.

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08.08.2018

Review of the Implementation of SDG7

On the second day of the 2018 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF 2018) titled “Transformation towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies”, which took place between 9 - 18 July 2018 in New York, thematic reviews were held and the sessions continued to focus on the progress made toward the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the afternoon, the review of SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy) took place.

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08.06.2018

The REN21 Renewables 2018 Global Status Report

The REN21 Renewables 2018 Global Status Report, which provides an overview about the latest developments on the renewable energy transition through the end of 2017, was recently published on 7th June 2018.

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14.09.2017

Mexico International Renewable Energy Conference (MEXIREC)

The 7th International Renewable Energy Conference was co-organized by Mexican Secretariat of Energy (SENER), REN21, and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), and was held in Mexico City from 11-13 September 2017, with attendees from 69 countries.

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05.09.2013

The Sustainable Energy for All Initiative

The global initiative on Sustainable Energy for All aims to mobilize action from all sectors of society in support of three interlinked objectives to be achieved by 2030:

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