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Publisher: United Nations Environment Programme
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published

The objective of this study was to analyze and compare the effect of high temperatures on daily mortality in the urban and rural populations in Madrid. Data were analyzed from municipalities in Madrid with a population of over 10,000 inhabitants during the period from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2020. Four groups were generated: Urban Metropolitan Center, Rural Northern […]

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Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Publisher: United Nations Environment Programme
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published

The increasing investment in renewable energy (RE) in Africa has been accompanied by the establishment of a number of local RE component-manufacturing facilities across various African countries. The local manufacture of RE components presents an interesting opportunity for achieving sustainable industrialization in Africa. However, limited research has been devoted to analysing the factors enabling and impeding the localization of RE […]

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Published Year: 2021
Status: Accepted/In press

Renewable energy, especially for electricity generation, has been growing at a fast pace with global renewable power capacity addition reaching two-thirds of total generation capacity added in 2018. Renewable power has become competitive with fossil fuel in many countries but renewables still face a variety of barriers to achieve their full potential. The barriers vary across countries/regions and include economic, […]

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Published Year: 2021
Status: Published

The WHO Regional Office for Europe published guidance on heat–health action planning in 2008, and intends to update this to include the latest evidence. An in-depth review was initiated, based on recent epidemiological and environmental research and lessons learned from implementation in practice. This publication collates and summarizes the most relevant evidence published since 2008, focusing primarily on Member States […]

Recent research on science and technology parks (STPs) has called for including regional contextual factors in studies of STP performance. However, no study has yet systematically assessed how regional contextual factors support or hinder STP performance. We apply a systematic framework to a comparative case study of three regional STPs in Thailand and analyse the effects of varying conditions along […]

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Published Year: 2021
Status: Accepted/In press
Number of Pages: 23

Technology developments reflect changes in market demand and can further influence the energy use of domestic appliances. This report examines the major development trends in household appliances for entertainment purposes, also known as consumer electronics, and their impacts on the energy use of these appliances. It analyses the design and implementation of policies and programmes to influence consumers’ purchase choices […]

Publisher: UNEP DTU Partnership
Published Year: 2021
Status: Published
Number of Pages: 19

The literature on the catching up of latecomer countries has pointed at windows of opportunity as a precondition for catching up. Previous research has however failed to illuminate the determining factors affecting the number of firms benefitting from windows of opportunity. The current article addresses this gap by combining insights on the nature of knowledge spillovers with sectoral characteristics. This […]

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Published Year: 2021
Status: Accepted/In press
Number of Pages: 22