Tag: Policy

WR37: Smart Rural Development – the SDGs and the New European Consensus on Development

The Smart Villages Initiative and the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) held a one-day workshop focusing on “Smart Rural Development: the Sustainable Development Goals and the New European Consensus on Development” in Brussels on 20 June 2017. The New European Consensus on Development was proposed in November 2016 and the European Parliament adopted its position in February 2017. On 7 June 2017 at the …

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BR27: Energy access in Nicaragua – financial mechanisms and energy policies

Nicaragua’s energy sector is facing one of the most important challenges of its history in terms energy infrastructure development and electricity access. As a result of substantial investments in grid extension and strengthening of distribution and transmission systems, official figures indicate that electrification rates increased from 47 percent in 2002 to 80 percent in 2014. …

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Renewables 2016 Global Status Report

2015 was an extraordinary year for renewable energy. Renewables are now cost competitive with fossil fuels in many markets and are established around the world as mainstream sources of energy. Cities, communities and companies are leading the rapidly expanding “100% renewable” movement, playing a vital role in advancing the global energy transition. Distributed renewable energy …

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[:en]BR12: Sustainable dissemination of improved cookstoves: Lessons from Southeast Asia[:es]BR12: Diseminación sostenible de cocinas mejoradas: Lecciones del sudeste de Asia[:fr]BR12: Dissémination durable de fourneaux améliorés : leçons d’Asie du Sud-Est[:]

[:en]More than half of the population in Southeast Asia continues to depend primarily on biomass as fuel in inefficient cookstoves to meet their cooking needs. The majority of those using biomass are based in rural areas. In view of this high level of dependence on biomass, various countries in the region have launched improved cookstove …

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[:en]BR6: Findings from the Kuching Smart Villages Workshop[:es]BR6: Resultados del taller sobre Aldeas Inteligentes en Kuching[:fr]BR6: Résultats de l’atelier Smart Villages de Kuching[:]

[:en]The Smart Villages Initiative held its second major international workshop in Kuching, then capital city of Sarawak, Malaysia in January 2015. The workshop was the outcome of a collaboration between the Smart Villages Initiative, Akademi Sains Malaysia (the Malaysian Academy of Sciences) and Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). It brought together a diverse group of around …

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[:en]BR1: Findings from the Arusha Smart Villages workshop[:es]BR1: Hallazgos del Taller sobre Aldeas Inteligentes en Arusha[:fr]BR1: Résultats de l’atelier Smart Villages à Arusha[:]

[:en]This note provides a summary of the workshop’s findings and recommendations for policy makers. A more detailed report of the workshop, together with copies of the presentations made at the workshop can be found here. Key points 1.3 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity. 3 billion people are still cooking with dangerous and inefficient stoves. Policy frameworks should support …

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