News in brief
Stemming 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.
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.
GERES 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.
As 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.
Climate 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?"
Between 17 and 19 September, more than 5000 French and international stakeholders will meet in Paris at the 6th Convergences 2015 Forum, seeking to build a sustainable, fair society together, reduce poverty and thereby achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Convinced of the importance of meeting the global challenge of access to energy for all, GERES looks forward to seeing you at the Convergences forum on 18 September 2013 at two side event and one networking session.
With a view to long-term production of carbon briquettes from coconut waste in Cambodia, GERES had transferred the social company SGFE to a young entrepreneur wishing to develop use of the technologies on a sustainable, socially aware basis.
Between 50 million and 125 million people in Europe are estimated to be fuel poor. The Intelligent Energy Europe supported projects ACHIEVE and EC-LINC are pan-European actions aiming at developing large-scale energy advice services, towards low-income households facing difficulties with their energy bills.
In correlation with the installation of a Resource Center in Leh, in the Indian Himalayas, GERES wants to capitalize on the relevance and quality of the projects conducted in this region. Three new publications have just been released and made available on our website concerning the capitalization of the PSH project recently carried out.
The International NGO Forum in Mali (FONGIM) welcomes the resumption in aid announced by the vast majority of donors, but is keen to engage in dialogue with agencies operating in Mali and raise its concerns as regards development and emergency aid.