All articles for the topic: sustainable development


Cross-sectoral urban development plan

User generated Initiative

ECO2 Tampere is an internationally recognised project that has won and several sustainable development competitions. It is the most extensive cross-sectoral urban development plan in Finland that addresses energy efficiency, mobility, sustainable built environment and transportation.

Tracking Progress of the 2020 Climate Turning Point

Publication / Report

In 2017 several leading climate analysis organizations came together as part of the Mission 2020 campaign to define 6 milestones—in energy, transport, land use, industry, infrastructure, and finance—that would need to be met by 2020 to bend the curve in global GHG emissions and put the world on a pa

Event: Climate Change and Oceans Preservation

The Government of Belgium will convene an international conference on the theme, ‘Climate Change and Oceans Preservation,’ to take stock of current issues and give countries, sectors and organizations the opportunity to sign the Brussels Declaration, reaffirming their commitment to future g

Introduction to the Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment

Publication / Report

Mountains are large landforms raised above the surface of the earth emerging into peaks and ranges. Mountains occupy 22% of the world’s land surface area and are home to about 13% of the world’s population (FAO 2015).

Energy Efficiency Brief, Malawi

Publication / Report

Like many other sub-Sahara countries, expanding access to modern energy is the top priority on the country’s energy policy agenda and strategies for sustainable development. However, Malawi has a low electrification rate, estimated at 11% in 2016 (World Bank, 2018b).

Event: Ninth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development

The Ninth International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development seeks to provide policymakers and experts from various parts of the energy sector with an opportunity to reflect on the implications of the fast-paced energy transition, review the activities to date and make further progress to

Event: Online Course for Policy Makers: Sustainable Energy for SIDS

This free online course for policy makers on 'Sustainable Energy for SIDS' is presented by The Centre of Excellence (COE) for the Sustainable Development of SIDS, a UNDP initiative based on Aruba, in collaboration with Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg).

Clean Energy for All Europeans Package: Does the Commission Modelling Assign the Right Role to Energy Efficiency and to Renewables? (Webinar) - 19.10.2017


The Clean Energy for all Europeans package is the first opportunity for Europe to align its domestic energy and climate targets with the ratified Paris Climate Agreement and the ratified Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Mauritius: Workshop Focuses On Mitigation Actions for Gas and Fuel Emissions

[Government of Mauritius] A two-day sub-regional workshop focusing on cleaner and more energy efficient vehicle strategies for Mauritius and the Southern Africa regions, kicked off this morning at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel in Balaclava in the presence of the Minister of Social Security, Nationa

Energy Efficient Data Centres: the Engine to a Sustainable Digital Economy


While digital is driving the industry growth, it is also feeding environmentally damaging consumption. Data centers as the engine of the digital economy are the fastest growing hidden monsters.


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