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Derisking Renewable Energy Investment

DREI introduces an innovative framework to assist policymakers in to cost-effectively promote investment in renewable energy.  


Global institutions unite for a green and fair COVID recovery

On World Environment Day, 5th June 2020, global institutions working on development, labour and environment have united around key actions for spurring a green, just and transformative recovery.  


UNDP and IRENA poised to support breakthroughs on renewables

Nations around the world can make breakthroughs on the shift to renewable energy, UNDP and the International Renewable Energy Agency said, adding that such a move would drastically cut emissions and…  


Hydro power boosts development in the DR Congo

Rural electrification helps tackle instability and provides livelihoods  


New Climate Investment Platform Targets Increase in Flow of Capital to Clean Energy Projects

In response to country needs to mobilize low-carbon, climate-resilient investments, a new global public good announced today will aim to increase the flow of capital in developing countries to meet…  


Prosper under the sun

Faced with the ever-increasing global demand for renewable energy, two Andean communities in Peru use solar energy to develop sustainable businesses  


Solar for health

Five ways solar power can make universal healthcare a reality.  


Ghana boosts farming productivity

For Iddrisu, a farmer in Northern Ghana who had to walk 12 km daily just to get to his farm, solar-powered irrigation is a game changer.  


Reducing risk for private investment in off-grid energy

In 2011 Rwanda was literally in the dark-- 89 percent of the country, about 9.4 million people, didn’t have power. It was one of the lowest electrification rates in the world.  


Inspiring a clean power revolution

When energy initiatives do more than keep the lights on.  

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