Dear Friends of GFSE,

We are pleased to send you our autumn edition of the GFSE newsletter, containing updates on important events and news from other stakeholders working towards a sustainable energy future for all. GFSE recently published a new Policy Brief on social innovations – you can find more information about this below.

Enjoy reading!

The Global Forum on Sustainable Energy

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.[more]

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

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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. [more]

Newly-launched “Women at the Forefront” Programme

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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.[more]

ENERGIA: Gender Equality in the Wake of COVID-19

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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. [more]

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. [more]

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). [more]

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). [more]

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.[more]
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