'How-To Guide: Renewable Energy for Parliamentarians' by the UNDP and the Climate Parliament
The publication 'How-To Guide: Renewable Energy for Parliamentarians' was launched on 4th June, 2014 by the Administrator of UNDP, Ms Helen Clark, and the European Commissioner for Development, Mr Andris Piebalgs, at the first annual Sustainable Energy For All Forum, taking place at the UN Headquarters in New York.
In the framework of their joint 'Parliamentary Action on Renewable Energy' (PARE) project, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Climate Parliament have developed a 'How-To Guide: Renewable Energy for Parliamentarians'. This publication was produced with the support of the European Commission and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The handbook helps MPs and Members of Congress to build awareness of the benefits of renewables, and assist them in the design and implementation of new laws, policies and budget lines to encourage the development of sustainable solutions to energy poverty.
The Guide explores the benefits of renewable energy development, renewable energy technologies and their respective applications, and offers tips for parliamentary action. It
initiative by the UNDP and the World Bank Institute. It maps parliamentary activities around the world and provides also parliamentarians and practitioners with the latest resources, knowledge and best practices in support of their work. This includes daily updates, a virtual library, a climate blog and shares interviews with parliamentarians, parliamentary staff and climate change experts.
Helen Clark and European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs.