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New report on mainstreaming climate compatible development

New report on mainstreaming climate compatible development

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development. We do this by combining research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. CDKN is currently funded over seven-year period from March 2010 to April 2017 by the UK Department for International … Continue reading

It is hard to be against a 40% energy savings target

It is hard to be against a 40% energy savings target

A timely report released this week by OpenExp provides evidence that all the arguments against 40% energy savings target are irrelevant! The report entitled “Clean Energy for All Europeans – Do the Commission’s Impact Assessments Assign the Right Role to Energy Efficiency?” is based on the Commission’s modelling results included in the EED and the … Continue reading

G20 Energy Efficiency Investment Toolkit launched

G20 Energy Efficiency Investment Toolkit launched

The G20 is taking our sustainable development seriously. An important area is energy and in the past few years the G20 has shown leadership by, in part, approving an energy efficiency action plan. That has unleashed and expanded a range of activities. The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency (IPEEC) Secretariat oversees and coordinates the G20’s … Continue reading

New report from European Environment Agency

New report from European Environment Agency

The European Environment Agency shows that the energy transition is well underway in Europe in the deployment of renewable energy.   Renewables assuming greater role in the EU energy mix, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions The EEA report ‘Renewable energy in Europe 2017,’ shows that renewables have become a major contributor to the energy … Continue reading

Coming to grips with air pollution in Europe

Coming to grips with air pollution in Europe

Air pollution has significant impacts on the health of Europeans, particularly in urban areas, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). While air quality is slowly improving, air pollution remains the single largest environmental health hazard in Europe, resulting in a lower quality of life due to illnesses and an estimated … Continue reading