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Peru’s Cement NAMA to Cut Industry Emissions by Half

Peru’s Cement NAMA to Cut Industry Emissions by Half

Early stakeholderholder consultations in Peru identified the cement sector as one of the sectors with highest potential for reducing greenhouse gases (GHG). The industry was responsible for around 6.1 millions tons of CO2e in 2010, approximately 8% of national GHG emissions when the land-use change and forestry sector is excluded. […]

Shining a New, Climate-Friendly Light in Mongolia

Shining a New, Climate-Friendly Light in Mongolia

Mongolia’s new $7.5 million (USD) plan to install energy efficient lighting will lower greenhouse gas emissions and increase public awareness about climate change. Mongolia has an optimum climate and geography for renewable energy using solar, wind, and hydro. However, until the country has the financial and technological means to convert […]

Kazakhstan’s Urban Development NAMA is a Home Run

Kazakhstan’s Urban Development NAMA is a Home Run

A project to lower emissions and address climate change in Kazakhstan’s cities is launched with financial, technical and capacity building support from the international community. The national climate action is focused on facilitating sustainable urban development. The action is a Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) and is made possible through […]

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Boosting Transit Oriented Development: Colombia and Ethiopia Show the Way

Transit Oriented Development (TOD), is a new term for an old model that is making a comeback to provide greater social, economic, and environmental benefits to urban populations. Once dependency on local geography for transportation, such as rivers and ports, was no longer a factor for urban growth, the use […]

Indonesia’s Smart Street, and Climate Smart, Lighting Initiative

Indonesia’s Smart Street, and Climate Smart, Lighting Initiative

Maintaining a sustainable energy supply is equally dependent on using energy efficiently as on drawing from renewable sources. Mindful energy use is especially critical in developing countries where affordable and reliable energy is already in short supply and struggles to meet the demands of a growing economy. One example is […]