- Category: Press release
On 23 January 2014, the ALTERRE Mali team inaugurated two Jatropha oil production units in the Yorosso and Koury municipalities, in south-eastern Mali.
With Malian Ministry of Energy representatives presiding over the inauguration, it proved very successful and was greeted with enthusiasm by the technical and financial partners, local authorities and community, who turned out in force to visit the units.
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.
- 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.
Opinion article of the Climate and Development Committe of Coordination SUD - March 2014
Do climate events really have to catch up with us before we finally become aware of the scale of the threats we face and the urgent need for action?
That's the fear of the NGO members of the Climate and Development Committee of Coordination Sud which has called, in its opinion column "Climate change, a challenge for our century", for extensive citizen mobilization to spur the world powers into making a strong political commitment. France must demonstrate leadership by encouraging the European Union to adopt a much more ambitious energy and climate policy.
GERES is leading the Climate and Development Committee until 2015 and calling for this mobilization.