Dear Friends of GFSE,

We are pleased to send you our autumn edition of the GFSE newsletter, containing updates on recent activities of the Global Forum on Sustainable Energy, important events and news from other stakeholders working towards a sustainable energy future for all.

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The Global Forum on Sustainable Energy

Inauguration of SACREEE

Source: www.sacreee.org
Regional cooperation in the sustainable energy sector can support the achievement of a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG 7, SDG 9 and SDG-13, by complementing and enhancing the effectiveness of national and international initiatives. [more]

High-Level Conference on Sustainable Energy and Development and GFSE Side Event on Creating Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Investments and Businesses in Developing Countries in October 2018

Source: Rudolf Köstler/AEA
The High Level Conference on Sustainable Energy and Development was held on 3rd October 2018 in the framework of the Austrian Council-presidency at the “Austria Center Vienna”. This event was organized by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs (BMEIA) and UNIDO. [more]

The Unique Grid-Model of JUMEME

Source: https://twitter.com/JumemeRural
JUMEME supplies highly reliable and affordable electricity to the rural growth centres of Tanzania. The mini-grid operator receives grant financing from the Tanzanian government and the European Union as well as from private investors. [more]

Improving the Governance of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Sector in West Africa

Source: www.ecreee.org
The ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) launched the program called “Improving the Governance of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Sector in West Africa” in Praia, Cabo Verde on the 1st of August 2018. [more]

IRENA SIDS Lighthouses Initiative 2.0

Source: www.irena.org
The SIDS Lighthouses Initiative (LHI) was launched at the 2014 Climate Summit with the aim to support the development of a global framework for energy transition on islands and to facilitate the accelerated uptake of renewable energy in these countries.[more]

EDP Boosts Energy Access in Mozambique

EDP, a global energy company, recently purchased a stake in SolarWorks!, which sells decentralized solar energy solutions for off-grid customers, thereby boosting energy access in Mozambique.[more]

Winners of the 2018 UN Climate Solutions Awards Announced

Fifteen game-changing initiatives from around the world, which contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), were announced on 26th September 2018, as winners of the UNFCCC's Momentum for Change Solutions Award:[more]

Africa’s SDG Index and Dashboards were released

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the SDG Center for Africa (SDGC/A) released an Africa focused SDG Index and a Dashboards. The platforms track 51 countries and their progress toward the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). [more]

Opening of the Center for Sustainable Development Goals for Latin America and Caribbean & Launching of the Zambia Center for Southern Africa

The Center for Sustainable Development Goals for Latin America and Caribbean has been opened and the Zambia Center for Southern Africa has been launched recently. [more]

Registration is Open for the REN21 Academy

The second edition of the REN21 Academy will be taking place from 19th – 21st November 2018 in Berlin, Germany. [more]

COP 24 in Katowice, Poland in December 2018

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) will be held from 3rd to 14th December 2018 in Katowice, Poland. In its capacity as EU negotiator, Austria will represent Europe’s climate policy interests during the conference. Some focus areas include the circular economy, the efficient use of resources and eco-friendly sustainable growth. (Source: BMNT)[more]

High-Level Forum Africa-Europe in December 2018

A high-level event will be taking place from 17th - 18th December 2018 in Vienna, Austria under the framework of the Austrian Presidency of the Council of EU. [more]
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