Aubagne, 2 May 2014 - When the term sustainable development is used, it means that social, environmental and economic aspects must be taken into account.
By transferring an activity to the private sector, GERES focuses on the economic component and helps private enterprises to ensure the continuity of the technical solutions being developed. Introduced at the end of 2012, this concept is included in the design of ongoing projects and involves supporting social entrepreneurs who wish to use GERES technologies in their businesses.
The climate conference once again left a bitter taste in the mouths of those who followed the progress of the negotiations. Maybe a more "positive" mobilization would yield a more effective strategy for achieving an ambitious agreement?
189 countries met in Warsaw last month with a view to taking joint decisions concerning the future of the planet. Despite good intentions, this great gathering began to look like a stalemate in chess with all the pawns left staring at each other and refusing to advance. It really is so hard to move beyond individual interests.
On the 19th of October 2012, Groupe Initiatives, a collective of international professional cooperation and development aid associations, organized a study day to discuss "Carbon finance as a means of access to energy for the poor".
The proceedings of this study day are now available in both English and French!
- Category: Where we stand
Once the engineers have done their job – by designing affordable devices and equipment that can provide life-changing benefits to the poorest families – it is then up to the “marketers” to do theirs, by organising distribution networks and establishing appropriate marketing strategies.