Association GERES

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GERES and IRAM’s appeal for support in farmer biofuel trials

agrocarb-newsletter2GERES fully shares the criticisms voiced in the recent debate on industrial biofuels, but is keen to draw the attention of national and European politicians, decision-makers and civil society stakeholders to the case of what are known as "farmer" or "short supply chain" biofuel projects.

Steering well clear of industrial approaches, various initiatives are seeking to test alternative energy access models for rural communities in Africa. The distinction is clear between intensively farmed biofuel crops and production by farmers for local uses, but there is a fear that support from international co-operation agencies for these vital local initiatives could fall away.


Le défi de la faim : le GERES intervient sur la raréfaction des ressources en énergie (in French)

banniere-debat-faimA l’occasion de la journée internationale de l’alimentation et de la présentation de l’Indice de la Faim dans le Monde 2012, Le GERES, Convergences 2015 et ses partenaires ont participé au Grand Débat Relever le défi de la faim, afin d’échanger et de débattre sur les solutions pour assurer une sécurité alimentaire durable dans un monde sous contraintes en eau, en énergie et en terres, et répondre à la crise sahélienne.


L’Espace Info Energie Marseille Provence se mobilise pour la fête de l’énergie (in French)

loo-fete-energie20124 journées d’animations pour passer à l’action et faire des économies d’énergie ! Pour la 3e édition de la fête de l’Energie du 18 au 21 octobre 2012, votre Espace INFO->ENERGIE Marseille Provence vous propose des animations gratuites.




First carbon finance training in Benin

schema-vign-finance-carboneUnderstanding the carbon markets and the different stages of a project eligible for carbon finance presents a considerable challenge for project developers wishing to diversify their funding sources.

Following the seminar on "Carbon finance as a way to energy access for the poorest" organized by the Initiative group in Paris, GERES is running a three-day course in Cotonou where participants will gain a good grasp of carbon finance issues in relation to development projects.



EX-ACT: a tool designed by the FAO to analyze the impact of agriculture and forestry projects

foret-exactThe Food and Agriculture Organization projects that the world agricultural production will have to increase by at least 70% to meet the global demand by 2050. In the meantime, climate change might reduce productivity and stability in many regions affected by food insecurity.

In this context, the FAO developed a tool called EX-ACT (EX-ante Carbon-balance Tool) which is aimed at providing estimations of the impact of agriculture and forestry development projects on greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration.


Conférence méthanisation en PACA (in French)

masque-methanisationVous êtes cordialement invité à notre conférence : La Méthanisation en Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur qui se tiendra

Jeudi, 8 Novembre 2012 à la Maison de la Région de Marseille



Formation : comment faire de l’hydroélectricité intégrée une réalité ? (in French)

logo-formation-logiciel-shareLes administrateurs de régions montagneuses font quotidiennement face à des problématiques d’usage de l’eau et ont à prendre des décisions les concernant. Mais ils manquent d’outils de gestion fiables et adaptés aux rivières de montagne, pour évaluer les impacts de l’extraction d’eau  sur l’environnement et la société.




GERES to attend the Convergences 2015 World Forum

logo-convergence2015Paris, 20 September 2012 - The Convergences 2015 Forum, an unmissable event where innovative solutions to poverty and vulnerability issues in Europe and worldwide can be shared and discussed, offers the chance to move forward concerning the means and partnerships needed to meet the major global challenges: urbanization and poverty, food sovereignty, energy and sustainable development, social entrepreneurship, socially responsible finance, etc.


A fifth award for the improved cookstove project

energy-globe-award-2012 petitCreated in 1999, the Energy Globe Awards, organized under the aegis of the European Union, reward regional, national and international projects that integrate sustainable development and international solidarity. Each year it attracts more than 1000 individual projects aimed at promoting the efficient use of energy. Launched ten years ago in Cambodia, the program for distributing improved cook stoves, conducted by the Cambodian teams of GERES, had already been awarded in 2008 by the jury of the Energy Globe Awards in the international category.



The French Global Environment Fund engages with 2 million euros in the Global Stove Program

gsp stovesIn April 2012, FGEF approved the funding proposal for the amount of 2 million € for a GERES- led new Global Stove Program (GSP). Being one of the most successful ICS (Improved Cookstoves) program implementers in Southeast Asia for over 15 years, GERES now takes lead in the development of the Global Stove Program (GSP). The idea emerged from GERES’ intention to capitalize on years of experience in professionalization and commercialization in the biomass equipment and fuel sector and to share the know-how across regions.