La sécurité énergétique est un élément clé pour la viabilité économique d’une société moderne qui fonctionne. L’Afrique est un important fournisseur de combustibles fossiles cependant la tendance mondiale à adopter des combustibles au carbone neutres pour contribuer aux mesures de lutte contre le changement climatique donne également à l’Afrique australe l’opportunité de tirer parti de ses grandes sources de biomasse et de la capacité de production industrielle pour développer et déployer les technologies bioénergétiques dans les secteurs clés des biocarburants, de la bioénergie et des énergies renouvelables. Cela devrait être une opportunité pour l’Afrique dans son ensemble de concurrencer favorablement les régions les plus avancées économiquement et, ce faisant, créer de nouvelles technologies, des emplois et des revenus.
Le NEPAD organise un Atelier sur l’Investissement dans la Bioénergie à Dakar , Sénégal les 30 et 31 Août 2012 pour aider à tirer profit des opportunités d’investissement dans la bioénergie en Afrique de l’Ouest, surtout en sensibilisant et en stimulant un partenariat public-privé fécond et l’adoption d’un mécanisme de financement novateur. L’objectif global est d’encourager l’investissement dans la bioénergie par le secteur privé africain pour améliorer la sécurité énergétique, accroitre la production et l’utilisation de l’énergie propre au niveau local, augmenter la création d’emplois, faciliter le transfert de technologie et atténuer l’impact environnemental des déchets industriels. L’atelier devrait identifier et chercher à lever les obstacles d’investissement du secteur privé dans la bioénergie.
Les autorités gouvernementales, le secteur privé, les bailleurs de fonds et les fournisseurs des technologies participeront à cet atelier qui sera un cadre unique pour promouvoir les demandes et les investissements dans la bioénergie au niveau de la sous-région en présentant les technologies, l’expertise et les sources de financement éligibles pour un tel investissement.
http://www.bioenergyinvestment-westafrica.com/fr/component/content/article/103-nepad-bioenergy-investment-symposium-west-africa-region.html

La sécurité énergétique est un élément clé pour la viabilité économique d’une société moderne qui fonctionne. L’Afrique est un important fournisseur de combustibles fossiles cependant la tendance mondiale à adopter des combustibles au carbone neutres pour contribuer aux mesures de lutte contre le changement climatique donne également à l’Afrique australe l’opportunité de tirer parti de ses grandes sources de biomasse et de la capacité de production industrielle pour développer et déployer les technologies bioénergétiques dans les secteurs clés des biocarburants, de la bioénergie et des énergies renouvelables. Cela devrait être une opportunité pour l’Afrique dans son ensemble de concurrencer favorablement les régions les plus avancées économiquement et, ce faisant, créer de nouvelles technologies, des emplois et des revenus.

Le NEPAD organise un Atelier sur l’Investissement dans la Bioénergie à Dakar , Sénégal les 30 et 31 Août 2012 pour aider à tirer profit des opportunités d’investissement dans la bioénergie en Afrique de l’Ouest, surtout en sensibilisant et en stimulant un partenariat public-privé fécond et l’adoption d’un mécanisme de financement novateur. L’objectif global est d’encourager l’investissement dans la bioénergie par le secteur privé africain pour améliorer la sécurité énergétique, accroitre la production et l’utilisation de l’énergie propre au niveau local, augmenter la création d’emplois, faciliter le transfert de technologie et atténuer l’impact environnemental des déchets industriels. L’atelier devrait identifier et chercher à lever les obstacles d’investissement du secteur privé dans la bioénergie.

Les autorités gouvernementales, le secteur privé, les bailleurs de fonds et les fournisseurs des technologies participeront à cet atelier qui sera un cadre unique pour promouvoir les demandes et les investissements dans la bioénergie au niveau de la sous-région en présentant les technologies, l’expertise et les sources de financement éligibles pour un tel investissement.

http://www.bioenergyinvestment-westafrica.com/fr/component/content/article/103-nepad-bioenergy-investment-symposium-west-africa-region.html

Rio+20

Focus On:
The Bloomberg New Energy Finance Climatescope initiative
On the 19th of June 2012, the “data folks” did well again: Bloomberg New Energy Finance BNEF disclosed Climatescope its new annual ranking and online tool that profiles the “investment climate for climate investment” in Latin America and the Caribbean LAC. The official launch of Climatescope established Brazil, Nicaragua and Panama as the top 3 LAC countries assessing their capability in building a green economy.
 The initiative, jointly developed with MIF (Multilateral Investment Fund – member of Inter-American Development Bank Group), is aimed at drawing up a business index in LAC, through 30 indicators analyse. It highlights the importance of green policies that give green investors stability and predictability, encouraging private investment of green capital flows.
The demo made during the event showed an “extraordinary useful tool” to make the ranking of 26 countries according to 4 interrelated parameters (enabling framework; clean energy investment and climate financing; low-carbon business and clean energy value; green house gas management activities) supported by the various indicators developed by BNEF. As a result, all actors from policy makers to academics via entrepreneurs or users of clean energy can use the friendly interface offered by Climatescope and acquaint themselves with the inspiring case studies. Climatescope is available free of charge on the Internet at the following link: http://climatescope.fomin.org
Michael Liebreich, BNEF CEO, recalled that “in 2011 more than $260 billion have been invested in clean energy worldwide without including the large scale hydro projects”, out of the global total 10% went to Latin America, which is a continent richly endowed in natural capital. This report will contribute to help all stakeholders to find sustainable energy solutions in response to development issues. Will Africa be the next scoped continent? I hope so. 
Organized in the Gavea Golf Club in Rio de Janeiro, the presentation has been followed by a reception where the participants could play with the freshly released Climatescope tool on terminals put at their disposal.
Sarah LawanFrom the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development UNCSD Rio+20

Rio+20

afRio

Focus On:

The Bloomberg New Energy Finance Climatescope initiative

On the 19th of June 2012, the “data folks” did well again: Bloomberg New Energy Finance BNEF disclosed Climatescope its new annual ranking and online tool that profiles the “investment climate for climate investment” in Latin America and the Caribbean LAC. The official launch of Climatescope established Brazil, Nicaragua and Panama as the top 3 LAC countries assessing their capability in building a green economy.

The initiative, jointly developed with MIF (Multilateral Investment Fund – member of Inter-American Development Bank Group), is aimed at drawing up a business index in LAC, through 30 indicators analyse. It highlights the importance of green policies that give green investors stability and predictability, encouraging private investment of green capital flows.

The demo made during the event showed an “extraordinary useful tool” to make the ranking of 26 countries according to 4 interrelated parameters (enabling framework; clean energy investment and climate financing; low-carbon business and clean energy value; green house gas management activities) supported by the various indicators developed by BNEF. As a result, all actors from policy makers to academics via entrepreneurs or users of clean energy can use the friendly interface offered by Climatescope and acquaint themselves with the inspiring case studies. Climatescope is available free of charge on the Internet at the following link: http://climatescope.fomin.org

Michael Liebreich, BNEF CEO, recalled that “in 2011 more than $260 billion have been invested in clean energy worldwide without including the large scale hydro projects”, out of the global total 10% went to Latin America, which is a continent richly endowed in natural capital. This report will contribute to help all stakeholders to find sustainable energy solutions in response to development issues. Will Africa be the next scoped continent? I hope so. 

Organized in the Gavea Golf Club in Rio de Janeiro, the presentation has been followed by a reception where the participants could play with the freshly released Climatescope tool on terminals put at their disposal.

Sarah Lawan
From the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development UNCSD Rio+20

ECREEE and Partners Receive Grant for Dry Concentrating Solar Power Project
In the framework of the African Union Commission Research Grants Open Call for Proposals - 2011, the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in collaboration with l’Institut International d’Ingénierie de l’Eau et l’Environnement (2iE) from Burkina Faso, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) from Ghana and SIREA-ENERGIE (SIREA) from France, have been awarded a grant for a research project entitled: Development of a Cost-effective, modular and Dry Concentrating Solar Power for Africa: Design and Test of Components.
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ECREEE and Partners Receive Grant for Dry Concentrating Solar Power Project

In the framework of the African Union Commission Research Grants Open Call for Proposals - 2011, the ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) in collaboration with l’Institut International d’Ingénierie de l’Eau et l’Environnement (2iE) from Burkina Faso, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) from Ghana and SIREA-ENERGIE (SIREA) from France, have been awarded a grant for a research project entitled: Development of a Cost-effective, modular and Dry Concentrating Solar Power for Africa: Design and Test of Components.

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Bioenergy for Sustainable Development and International Competitiveness
The Role of Sugar Cane in Africa
Edited by Francis X. Johnson, Vikram Seebaluck
Published March 12th 2012 by Routledge – 444 pages
Growing concerns about the impacts of climate change and dependence on fossil fuels have intensified interest in bioenergy from sugar cane and other crops, highlighting important links between energy, environment and development goals. Sub-Saharan Africa is characterized by severe poverty; the possibility to exploit a renewable energy resource offers valuable avenues for sustainable development and could support a more dynamic and competitive economy. This book describes how the bioenergy expansion will improve rural livelihoods, reduce costly energy imports, reduce GHG emissions, and offer new development paths.
Drawing on international experience, it is shown that harnessing this potential will require significant increases in investment, technology transfer, and international cooperation. Because of its high efficiency, the authors argue that sugar cane should be viewed as a global resource for sustainable development and should command much greater focus and concerted policy action. Through an analysis of the agronomy, land suitability and industrial processing of sugar cane and its co-products, along with an assessment of the energy, economic and environmental implications, this volume demonstrates that sugar cane offers a competitive and environmentally beneficial resource for Africa’s economic development and energy security.
With fourty-four authors representing thirty organisations in sixteen countries, the book offers a truly international and interdisciplinary perspective by combining technical and economic principles with social, political and environmental assessment and policy analysis.
Bioenergy for Sustainable Development and International Competitiveness The Role of Sugar Cane in Africa Edited by Francis X. JohnsonVikram Seebaluck

Published March 12th 2012 by Routledge – 444 pages

Growing concerns about the impacts of climate change and dependence on fossil fuels have intensified interest in bioenergy from sugar cane and other crops, highlighting important links between energy, environment and development goals. Sub-Saharan Africa is characterized by severe poverty; the possibility to exploit a renewable energy resource offers valuable avenues for sustainable development and could support a more dynamic and competitive economy. This book describes how the bioenergy expansion will improve rural livelihoods, reduce costly energy imports, reduce GHG emissions, and offer new development paths.

Drawing on international experience, it is shown that harnessing this potential will require significant increases in investment, technology transfer, and international cooperation. Because of its high efficiency, the authors argue that sugar cane should be viewed as a global resource for sustainable development and should command much greater focus and concerted policy action. Through an analysis of the agronomy, land suitability and industrial processing of sugar cane and its co-products, along with an assessment of the energy, economic and environmental implications, this volume demonstrates that sugar cane offers a competitive and environmentally beneficial resource for Africa’s economic development and energy security.

With fourty-four authors representing thirty organisations in sixteen countries, the book offers a truly international and interdisciplinary perspective by combining technical and economic principles with social, political and environmental assessment and policy analysis.

Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy
21 - 26 October 2012 Nairobi, Kenya




Promoting Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

Given the importance of the financial industry in shaping the world’s response to climate change and the rapidly increasing global demand for new energy solutions, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management decided to develop its course on Sustainable Energy Finance (SEF). Now we are proud to present our two Summer Academies for 2012 within the new framework of the Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance (the Centre).
Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy 21 - 26 October 2012 Nairobi, Kenya

Promoting Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency

Given the importance of the financial industry in shaping the world’s response to climate change and the rapidly increasing global demand for new energy solutions, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management decided to develop its course on Sustainable Energy Finance (SEF). Now we are proud to present our two Summer Academies for 2012 within the new framework of the Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance (the Centre).

ECOWAS REGIONAL BIOENERGY FORUM

ECREEE in cooperation with its partners  from the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) including Brazil, Ghana, the Netherlands, Sweden, USA, UNDP, UNEP, UN FAO, and the UN Foundation, are organising a regional bioenergy forum from 19th – 22rd March 2012 in Bamako, Mali. The objective of the forum is to initiate an international dialogue and peer-to-peer learning to support the ECOWAS Member States in developing their bioenergy strategies.  The Regional Forum will provide information and promote discussion on the following topics:
Economic, Environmental and Social benefits and challenges of bioenergy;
Means to simultaneously promote food and energy security through Integrated Food-Energy Systems and Agro-forestry;
Means to alleviate the negative health and environmental effects from using traditional fuelwood for cooking by transitioning to modern bioenergy and fostering improved forest management; and
Policy Tools from UNEP, UN FAO and the Global Bioenergy Partnership that can promote the creation of a sustainable bioenergy sector that is a driver of economic growth and improves environmental and social conditions. 
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ECOWAS REGIONAL BIOENERGY FORUM

ECREEE in cooperation with its partners  from the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) including Brazil, Ghana, the Netherlands, Sweden, USA, UNDP, UNEP, UN FAO, and the UN Foundation, are organising a regional bioenergy forum from 19th – 22rd March 2012 in Bamako, Mali. The objective of the forum is to initiate an international dialogue and peer-to-peer learning to support the ECOWAS Member States in developing their bioenergy strategies.  The Regional Forum will provide information and promote discussion on the following topics:

  • Economic, Environmental and Social benefits and challenges of bioenergy;
  • Means to simultaneously promote food and energy security through Integrated Food-Energy Systems and Agro-forestry;
  • Means to alleviate the negative health and environmental effects from using traditional fuelwood for cooking by transitioning to modern bioenergy and fostering improved forest management; and
  • Policy Tools from UNEP, UN FAO and the Global Bioenergy Partnership that can promote the creation of a sustainable bioenergy sector that is a driver of economic growth and improves environmental and social conditions. 

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