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Conference on behavior and energy efficiency kicks off

Today the 2020-2021 BEHAVE conference kicked off in a virtual version

April 21st, 2021

BEHAVE – For a climate neutral world

Broadening the focus on changing behaviour for greener and more sustainable energy use, the BEHAVE 2020-2021 conference kicks off next week

April 15th, 2021

New research project on the collection and recycling of electronic waste from off-grid solar devices

A new research project at the UNEP DTU Partnership will help create better opportunities for collecting and recycling electronic waste from small solar PV systems in Kenya and other African countries

April 7th, 2021

Enhancing Energy Efficiency in East Africa

New webinar series to build capacity on energy efficiency among policymakers, experts and practitioners.

March 26th, 2021

Webinar: Overcoming Regulatory and Policy Barriers To Catalyzing ESCO Development Globally

GoToWebinar, 23 March, 02:00 PM CET International experience demonstrates that energy service companies (ESCOs) can contribute substantially to scaling up implementation of EE projects. However, ESCOs face multiple barriers for their particular business model. Many of these are regulatory and policy based – and many are unintended. Governments can facilitate and promote the establishment and growth of ESCOs through legislative, regulatory and […]

March 18th, 2021

Policy brief – Inside Independent Power Producers: Social performance perspectives from South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP)

Community engagement lies at the heart of the social license to operate large-scale wind and solar renewable energy schemes. The Tendering Sustainable Energy Transitions (TENTRANS) research project implemented by UNEP DTU Partnership, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and Centre for Complex Systems in Transition (CST) has just published a Policy Brief with insights from South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent […]

March 16th, 2021

Preparatory study on Denmark’s climate change mitigation support, conducted by UDP and DIIS, for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

This preparatory study, conducted by UDP and DIIS, for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, provides a quick overview of the climate mitigation support of Denmark. The study places the climate mitigation support in the Danish climate and development strategy context, and in the global context of the Paris Agreement, the NDCs, as well as the trends and developments […]

March 15th, 2021

TNA brief – Achieving the Sustainable Development goals

This briefing note discusses key linkages between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UNFCCC-mandated Technology Needs Assessments (TNAs), and the role of technology per se in achieving sustainable development. The brief will be launch during a webinar, the 17th of March from 10AM CET to 11:30AM CET

March 4th, 2021

Milestone for sustainable charcoal in Cambodia

KjuonGo, charcoal with a smaller carbon footprint and a business model that benefits poor communities, is one step closer to standing on its own feet.

March 3rd, 2021

TENTRANS Impact brief

Integrating community development in large-scale wind- and solar energy schemes enable sustainable energy transitions in African countries. Drawing on lessons from South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement (REIPPP) Programme, the research project Tendering Sustainable Energy Transitions (TENTRANS) by UNEP DTU Partnership, Centre for Complex Systems in Transition and Danish Institute for International Studies make recommendations for development cooperation […]

March 2nd, 2021

TNA Newsletter #1, 2021

2020 was a year of great achievements for the Global Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) project. Despite the pandemic circumstances, countries involved in the TNA process made great progress, and the year was marked by a number of online events and publication launches that generated great interest from policy-makers, academia, businesses and NGOs worldwide.

February 24th, 2021

Good practices of cities

Cities are raising their profile within the international energy efficiency arena. More and more cities are committed to become CO2 neutral and engage a low-carbon development transition. At COP23 in Bonn, 25 cities pledged to implement more and more ambitious actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change by 2020. Simultaneously the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy […]

February 24th, 2021