UNDP and Invest India Identify 18 Investment Areas In SDG Map

UNDP and Invest India have launched the SDG Investor Map for India, laying out 18 Investment Opportunities Areas (IOAs) in six critical SDG enabling sectors, that can help India push the needle forward on Sustainable Development. The partnership with UNDP India to develop the first-ever ‘SDG Investor Map for India’ will be an instrumental stride […]

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Significant Investment Needed to Transform Africa’s Energy System

IRENA and UNDP’s Africa Centre for Sustainable Development have outlined why significant investment is needed to transform Africa’s energy system. Falling technology costs have made renewable energy a cost-effective way to generate power in countries all over the world, which would drive further development and improved economy. Despite the tremendous efforts that have been deployed […]

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IRENA Invites RE Developers to Register Projects on Investment Platform

IRENA is calling for renewable energy project developers to register suitable projects via a purpose-built portal organised around 14 regional clusters. A landmark initiative launched by a coalition of intergovernmental partners during the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019, has now entered an operational phase. The International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) contribution to the […]

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Experts Stress Equity in India’s Push for a Green Economy

As per the ILO report, 77.4 percent jobs in India are ‘vulnerable’. A transition to a green economy in India must be a ‘Just Transition’, keeping in mind vulnerable livelihoods. A Just Transition would need to look at the labour surplus issue in India especially for those employed in agriculture and informal sectors. These were […]

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UN Fund GCF Removes Veto Power Over Climate Projects

UN’s Green Climate Fund changed its rules at the latest meeting where it announced US$267 million towards United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supported countries. The United Nations’ Green Climate Fund has changed its rules so no single country can block finance, as recently it happened when the US intervened in a Chinese bid. The decision […]

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UNDP and IRENA to Accelerate Low-Carbon Energy Transition

UNDP and IRENA announced a global partnership to accelerate the low-carbon energy transition. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have announced a global partnership to accelerate the low-carbon energy transition and offer concrete steps to achieve sustainable development.  Under the cooperation, the organizations will explore joint initiatives aimed […]

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UNDP Tenders For 10.5 MW Solar Power Projects in Gambia

The last date of bid submission is April 23, 2019. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has invited interested companies to submit expressions of interest (EoI) for the deployment of two solar PV projects (Project I and Project II) in the Gambia to be implemented by a single Independent Power Producer (IPP). Project 1 will […]

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Egypt Launches New Solar Power Project

The new solar power project in Egypt is being executed by the Industrial Modernization Center and the United Nations Development Program In a significant development, Egypt has launched a new solar power project called “Grid-connected Photovoltaic Power Systems – Egypt PV”, which is implemented by the Industrial Modernization Center (IMC) and the United Nations Development […]

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ISA Cell and UNDP declares cooperation for promoting solar energy globally

The Interim Administrative Cell of International Solar Alliance (ISA Cell) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on the occasion of the Side event on International Solar Alliance at the UN Headquarters in New York declared their intention to promote solar energy globally. Major areas identified for working jointly included :a) Development of synergies with […]

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