Dear Friends of GFSE,

We are pleased to send you our summer 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 digital solutions and knowledge transfer!

Enjoy reading!

The Global Forum on Sustainable Energy

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

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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. [more]

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

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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. [more]

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

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

SEforALL: Acacia Innovations Provides Clean Cooking for Schools in Kenya

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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[more]

World Bank Support for Local Communities in Bangladesh

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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. [more]

Upcoming GFSE Policy Brief #10: Digital Solutions and Knowledge Transfer for Energy, Water and Agriculture

A new GFSE Policy Brief is currently being developed and will tackle the issue of digital solutions and knowledge transfer. [more]

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. [more]

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. [more]

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.[more]

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.[more]

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.[more]
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