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Ethiopia’s NAP Seeks to Integrate Adaptation into Long-term Development

Ethiopia’s NAP seeks to strengthen the integration of adaptation into the country’s long-term development pathway.

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.

Public lighting LED retrofits with remote monitoring systems

User generated Initiative

In the city of Sonsonate, El Salvador, the public lighting upgraded its light-emitting diode (LED) technology by adding a General Electric (GE) system. This is a conjoint project between AES El Salvador, UNITAPE LATINOAMERICA and GE.

Climate smart district

User generated Initiative

Hyllie Sustainable District – is the biggest development area in the city of Malmö aiming at becoming the most climate smart district of the entire Öresund region.

The urban redevelopment of Hammarby Sjöstad

User generated Initiative

The Hammarby Sjöstad is one of the most famous success stories of development of a sustainable district.

Urban redevelopment and expansion of the city centre

User generated Initiative

HafenCity is a major urban redevelopment project in Hamburg and it will enlarge existing city centre by 40%. Sustainability innovation is a major factor in this development of the area.

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.

LED street lighting

User generated Initiative

In Colombia, the City of Bucaramanga upgraded its public lighting system by installing light-emitting diode (LED) lights to improve energy efficiency in various areas of the city, including the provincial bridge Viaducto de la Novena.

Nigeria: How Off-Grid Devt Will Rescue Nigeria Power Sector

[Vanguard] Development of off-grid power distribution solution, otherwise, known as standalone power system will open up the power sector to more investment opportunities from within and outside the country, thereby contributing to economic productivity and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth,a n

Sweden announces a major expansion of the Beyond the Grid Fund for Zambia

The Nordic Environment Finance Corporation (NEFCO) and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) have today signed an agreement to cooperate on expanding off-grid electricity solutions in sub-Saharan African countries.


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