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Compost tour 2014: free events in France!

stand compost |  © G. ArversFor the 5 past years, GERES has been organizing a compost tour each spring as being part of the garden composting network "Compostage-au-Jardin". This year again, from April 1st to April 6th, many events will be taking place in the community gardens of Bouches-du-Rhône (southern France). Demonstrations, recipes, anti-waste tips...

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Energy poverty in Marseille: home visits to make an energy difference!

breve-evenement-achieveTo celebrate the first phase of this project and conduct a mid-point review, GERES invites you to come to participate in a full day of workshops and debates on Wednesday April 16th, 2014.

 

 

 

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Farmer biofuels: inauguration of the production units in Mali

Inauguration-unite-jatrophaAs part of the ALTERRE* project in Mali, GERES and its partners will, this Thursday 23 January 2014, inaugurate two pure Jatropha vegetable oil production units in Yorosso et de Koury (Koutiala region) to mitigate the energy crisis facing these rural territories.

Chaired by the Ministry for Energy and Water and co-hosted by ANADEB (the Malian biofuel development agency), the inauguration ceremony will provide an opportunity to present the results of the work carried out and expertise developed over the last five years on the relevance of farmer biofuels in the form of pure Jatropha vegetable oil (PVO). To date, more than 5500 litres of PVO have already been produced and used by local artisans in their engines.

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Carbon finance in development projects: potential requiring investigation

conf-fc-2014Faced with the structural crisis in the carbon market, can carbon credit funding mechanisms continue to offer income opportunities for development projects?

Against a backdrop of dwindling traditional funding, carbon finance may have major advantages but its effectiveness has yet to be fully investigated. To this end, the NGOs AVSF, Initiative développement and GERES commissioned a cross-cutting study. Supported and co-funded by F3E, this study was conducted over a period of more than eight months by a team of independent consultants and its findings were first aired in public on 13 January in Paris.

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1000 bioclimatic houses under the Kabul sun

1000th passive solar house in KabulThe project to promote energy efficiency and bioclimatic architecture in urban housing is pushing ahead. Our team has just announced construction of the thousandth solar conservatory in the Afghan capital. Launched in July 2012, in co-ordination with the municipality of Kabul, this project helps inhabitants to protect themselves against cold and to combat energy poverty.

 

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Launch of a carbon finance platform for the dissemination of improved cookstoves worldwide

plateform-carbon-finance-vignetteStemming from a public-private partnership, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (GACC) aims to create a thriving global market for clean cookstoves and fuels, with a goal by 2020, of enabling 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cooking technologies.
The website of the Alliance is dedicated to cooking energy issues and solutions (improved stoves, briquettes and biogas). It has just launched its carbon finance platform in collaboration with GERES, South Pole Carbon Asset Management and other technical partners.
More than a complete source of information about this subject, the carbon finance platform offers a unique and simplified calculation tool for project developers.

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National Sustainable Development Conference: how can we work together in another way?

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The 7th National Sustainable Development Conference (ADD) will be held in Marseille on 25/26 November 2013.This flagship regional event brings together the whole range of operators striving to implement sustainable development in the field.

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Discover the website dedicated to the composting sector in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

portail-filiere-compostage-pacaGERES and its technical partner Orgaterre are launching the first website in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur aimed at professionals in the composting sector.

Facilitation of the composting sector in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is a task that includes the development of varied, innovative activities to promote quality.

www.compostage-paca.fr

 

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Groupe Initiative’s seminars on pooling partnerships in Africa

atelier-lome-gi-br2013As part of its "Partnerships at the heart of local issues" programme, Groupe Initiatives*, whose primary mission is to strengthen voluntary sector development practitioners, has decided to organize its seminars in Africa for the first time.

As the West African situation is changing extremely fast, NGOs need to demonstrate resilience and boundless capacity to respond quickly and appropriately. More and more, they find themselves obliged to look for solutions together even though they have not fully established their own partnership culture.

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There’s no more doubting the reality of climate change, so let's take action now!

wg1coverClimate change has been a reality in both North and South for some years. Armed with the latest report from the Climate Change Expert Group (CCEG), which comes out this Friday, we need to sound the alarm and stress once again the urgent need for action.


That’s what GERES and nine other NGOs are doing by putting their names to an opinion piece in the French newspaper Libération, under the heading "Mr President of the Republic, the climate emergency is upon us, so what are you waiting for?"

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