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GERES, a key player in the national energy transition debate

logo dnteA campaign promise of President F. Hollande, the national energy transition debate was launched in October 2012 and will continue until June 2013, feeding into the parliamentary debate on the energy transition planning act in the autumn. GERES will play an active role in the PACA reg

 

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Cambodia: the Clean Cooking Forum 2013 celebrates GERES’ achievements

gaccAfter celebrating the dissemination of the New Lao Stove number 2 million in Cambodia, GERES received an honour award during the Clean Cooking Forum, thus confirming its position of model for many organizations working in the same field.

 

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Soon, the opening of the Clean Cooking Forum

gaccIn collaboration with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, GERES Cambodia is serving as the in-country co-host of the Clean Cooking Forum 2013: Igniting Change, Fueling Markets & Sparking Adoption, to be held in Phnom Penh from March 18-22, 2013. The goal of the Forum is to further a market-based approach to the global adoption of clean cooking solutions, and to continue to drive innovations in research, market development, standards and testing, project finance, and policy development.

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Enercoop PACA: 100% citizen-owned renewable electricity

enercooppacaOn 26 March 2013, the co-operative Enercoop PACA, a member of the national Enercoop network, will be officially set up at the General Meeting to approve formal transformation in Marseille.

As an energy transition tool, Enercoop PACA will enable citizens to regain ownership of the energy issue whilst re-localizing energy production and its economic repercussions.

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10 NGOs demand a framework for corporate contributions to development

assises dvpt cle079d9a-1Ten days after the French President closed the Consultation process, Groupe Initiative has asked Pascal Canfin, Minister for Development, and Benoit Hamon, Minister for the Social and Solidarity Economy and Consumption, to include in the Consultation's findings the terms and conditions governing a new phase of co-operation between the public authorities, businesses and associations in respect of inclusive, sustainable development operations.

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GERES takes part in the development consultation

assises dvpt cle079d9a-1Alain Guinebault, General Manager of GERES, will be speaking on 12 February at the "Research and Innovation" round table in connection with the Development and International Solidarity Consultation.

 

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Over 400 French deputies offset their carbon emissions via GERES

400-deputesThe French National Assembly has decided to commit to climate solidarity, by supporting a development project in Mali, as over 400 deputies are due to travel to Berlin on Tuesday, January 22, in the context of the 50th anniversary of the 'Elysée Treaty' on Franco-German cooperation.

 

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Reporting back from Doha : mobilizing for a fair climate deal

cop18-vl-dohaOn her return from the Climate Change Conference (COP 18) where she was representing GERES, our climate expert Vanessa Laubin gives us this report. The disappointment may have been particularly harsh, but this does not mean that civil society should give up the fight. Now more than ever, we all need to be aware of the climate emergency and mobilize accordingly.

 

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See you again on the Compost tour next year!

mains-compostRubbish can be worth its weight in gold! That has to be the slogan for the 2012 Compost Tour, which took in eight towns in the Bouches-du-Rhône area from 17 to 25 November, as part of European Waste Reduction Week. Around 500 people were involved in the 2012 edition.

 

 

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GERES celebrates 10 years in Afghanistan

team-geres-afgha2Since 2002, Afghanistan has been engaged in a reconstruction process funded by international aid. GERES has been involved from the outset with the plan to introduce energy efficiency techniques into the renovation of public buildings (schools, hospitals and government buildings). Then, in 2004, GERES began to apply the techniques and successful experiments to the improvement of rural housing, setting up vocational training centres. As a result, in 2010 and 2012, two major projects were completed.

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