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Tunisian NAMA proposal secures funding

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The NAMA Facility has pre-selected the Tunisian Building NAMA proposal “Scaling-up Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in the Building Sector” to receive funding for the Detailed Preparation Phase as its part of its 4th call for projects funding. The Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) proposal was developed by Ecofys for the Tunisian Agency for Energy Conservation (ANME). Ecofys developed the ...

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NAMA funding secured for Colombia transit-oriented development

colombia  NAMA funding secured for Colombia transit-oriented development Colombia

An innovative Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) in Colombia that integrates transport and land-use planning at the local level can now move to implementation following a 14.7 million euro grant from the NAMA Facility. The Colombia Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) NAMA is designed to promote better-planned, walkable, transit-oriented neighborhoods, to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and also reduce household transportation costs, expand ...

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GGGWeek2016: Climate action-packed week beckons

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Indications are that the Global Green Growth Week 2016, taking place from 5 to 9 September on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, is shaping up to be an energetic platform for climate action. Under the theme “Maximising Impact for Inclusive and Sustainable Green Growth,” GGGWeek2016 will bring together leading experts from both the public and private sectors to identify practical, innovative ...

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NAMA: Benefits of Kenya solid waste management

Waste management  NAMA: Benefits of Kenya solid waste management waste

Waste management is a major challenge in Kenya, especially in Nairobi, the rapidly growing capital. Nairobi produces around 2,400 tons of waste every day, of which only 38% is collected and less than 10% recycled. The remaining 62% is left on illegal dumpsites and next to houses or burned, causing severe health and environmental problems. Additionally, the private sector overlooks ...

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Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam to showcase NAMAs at carbon forum

Mongolia  Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam to showcase NAMAs at carbon forum Mongolia e1471353976334

Building on the fresh momentum resulting from the Paris Climate Change Agreement, 2016 is a crucial year to translate global commitments on climate change and development finance into concrete actions and plans. In light of this, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) secretariat has organised a NAMA Market Place session to be held during this year’s Asia Pacific ...

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Benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5-degree

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The recent streak of record-breaking temperatures has shown that climate change is not waiting for the world to take decisive action. But the adoption of the Paris Agreement was a clear signal that the world is ready to take climate change seriously. 175 countries signed and 15 of these ratified the climate deal during the signing ceremony. Now there is every indication the agreement could ...

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Promising prospects for solar, wind energy

Offshore_wind_turbines  Promising prospects for solar, wind energy Offshore wind turbines

The Paris Climate Change Agreement set the course for the world to shift to a sustainable energy future, placing renewables at the cutting edge of the necessary transformation of the energy sector. The costs and benefits of transitioning to a clean energy future have been the subject of much debate. New analysis from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the ...

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Fresh funds emerge for developing country climate action

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Additional funds are now available for ambitious emission reduction action in developing countries, with the announcement of up to Euro 60 million from the NAMA Facility to support the implementation of transformational climate action plans laid out in countries’ Nationally Appropriate Mitigations Actions (NAMAs). Transformational NAMAs can be projects, policies or programmes that shift a technology and/or sector in a country onto ...

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How private efforts boost afforestation, climate mitigation in Nigeria

Evergreen Tree Plantation  How private efforts boost afforestation, climate mitigation in Nigeria WIN 20160702 10 04 07 Pro e1467933496135

In 1960 when Nigeria became independent, there were about 40 percent forest landmass that spreads across the length and breadth of the nation’s rain forest. But, over the years, these have continued to deplete due to numerous factors such that, currently, less than two percent forest land mass remains. Succour is however emerging, thanks to some individuals and private bodies, who have ...

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Carbon forum underlines necessities for climate response

Vincent Biruta  Carbon forum underlines necessities for climate response Vincent Biruta

Success tackling climate change and achieving sustainable development in Africa will take finance, cooperation and real engagement with non-state actors, participants heard in high-level sessions that wrapped up this year’s Africa Carbon Forum in Kigali, Rwanda. “Development must simply be sustainable. Otherwise it is not development,” said Vincent Biruta, Minister of Natural Resources of Rwanda. “We can only meet the ...

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