Top story:The IPCC points out the scale of the threats
The Climate and Development Committee calls for extensive citizen mobilization
Expected for 29 March, the 5th IPCC report will probably have a better chance than the others of making the front page, because the repeated floods we have experienced this winter have made us all think. 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, as lead agency of the Climate and Development Committee until 2016, will act as a staging post for this mobilization..
Aimed at artisans and entrepreneurs involved in the SETUP project, these user guides are also an attractive capitalization document that highlights the activities and techniques involved in providing a food-processing service in rural Africa.
The multifunction platforms are used for semi-industrial processing of staple farm produce such as cassava, palm fruit and groundnuts. They lighten women's traditional workload and improve the quality of the food products on the market.
A long-standing partner, ADEME supports GERES international and regional activities. Its commitment accounts for an essential part of the public funds that the association raises every year. At international level, ADEME facilitates GERES work in two areas of strategic importance for both partners: energy access and territorial energy/climate planning, especially in West Africa. In France, the Provence-Alpes Côte d’Azur regional management is backing many initiatives we are undertaking to facilitate energy retrofitting of housing, strengthen the renewable energy sector and improve waste management in the PACA region.
Spotlight on the Wassa cooker!
Designed to make partners and the general public more aware of the significance of climate and energy issues in West Africa, the new web documentary from GERES and CO2Solidaire immerses viewers in an improved stove supply chain in Bamako.
GERES Afghanistan is looking for his Country Director
Under the supervision of the regional Director based in Tajikistan, the Country Director is the head of the office in Afghanistan and represents GERES with all external partners and interlocutors locally. (S)he is the head of the Core management Team and ensures the efficiency and effectiveness of the operational and program activities of GERES Afghanistan