Dear Friends of GFSE,

We are pleased to send you our winter edition of the GFSE newsletter, containing information on important events and news from other stakeholders working towards a sustainable energy future for all. Please keep an eye out for the upcoming GFSE Policy Brief on innovative climate financing!

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The Global Forum on Sustainable Energy

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

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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. [more]

Samoa Pathway – Midterm Review

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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. [more]

ECOWAS Sustainable Energy Forum (ESEF) 2019

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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. [more]

Impact of India’s PMUY Program in Rural Karnataka

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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. [more]

EAC Regional Training Course on Development, Design, Installation and Operation of Small Hydropower Plants (SHP)

The East African Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (EACREEE) recently issued 28 engineers and technicians from Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda Certificates of Attendance after successfully completing the EAC Regional Training Course on Development, Design, Installation and Operation of Small Hydropower Plants Opens. The training course was held at the Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) Makerere University from 30th of September to 4th of October 2019.[more]

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.[more]

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. [more]

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). [more]

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. [more]
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