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Energy Efficiency in Buildings; Nairobi, Kenya

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With over 4 million inhabitants and a growth rate of over 4% annually, Kenya’s capital city Nairobi is the largest and most populous city in the country, and the tenth largest city in Africa.

To inspire energy-saving behaviors, local governments engage residents, hold contests, try games


Energy Efficiency in Buildings; Da Nang, Vietnam

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In 2010, the city used roughly 17.9 petajoules of energy in various forms. Lack of local fossil fuel resources results in 100 percent reliance of Da Nang on energy imports. While notable solar energy potential and local wind resources are present, their utilisation has not yet started in the city.

Energy Efficiency and the 10YFP. Background Paper for the 10YFP Workshop in UN City, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Energy Efficiency (EE) is an important for mitigating climate change, but also for deriving economic benefits and competitive advantage. According to the IEA, EE alone could contribute 49% of the GHG reduction required for adhering to the 2°C limit.

Africa:UN Environment Energy Initiative Lauded As Best Partnership At Major Summit

[UNEP] Copenhagen -UN Environment's District Energy in Cities Initiative, which is unlocking private sector finance to cut greenhouse gas emissions from heating and cooling, has been named best State-of-the-Art partnership in the energy sector at a global summit, hosted by the Prime Minister of D

Energy efficiency helps rural households afford energy bills


Clean Energy Commitments: South Africa, California, Facebook Update Targets as Cities Pledge Net-zero Buildings

South Africa announced a shift in its plan for new electricity generation capacity increasing the share of renewable sources. California raised its clean electricity target for 2030 from 50% to 60% and pledged 100% clean energy by 2045.

19 Mayors Commit to Net Zero Carbon Buildings by 2030

Signatory cities commit to introducing policies, plans and regulations that ensure new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030. They also agree to collaborate with businesses and the private sector to drive transformation.

Energy efficiency helps rural households afford energy bills


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