GERES newsletter N°9 - Save the date for the "Convergences" World Forum
The GERES newsletter
n° 9 - July 2014
See you at the ‘Convergences’ forum: two dates for your diary
The "Scale-up" conference organized by the Groupe Initiatives and Atelier Ile de France will tackle the prerequisites for rolling out the impacts of NGOs and Social entrepreneurship. Drawing on various tried and tested models, speakers will share their experiences and explain how they have managed to scale up their projects.
The "Climate change" conference organized by GERES and WildTouch will focus on the difficulties posed by climate disturbances for people in developing countries. Speakers will look into the various possibilities of mobilizing civil society and the decisions that may be expected to come out of political action.
8 to 10 September 2014. An unmissable post-holiday event, the ‘Convergences’ forum will bring together 5,000 international experts and decision-makers.
News from the field
Launch of the Sustainable Hammams project in Morocco
Moroccan hammams are amongst the biggest consumers of wood energy. Against a background of increasing scarcity and rising prices for these resources, energy modernization of hammams and sustainable management of supply chains are an environmental and economic necessity.
The first Climate and Development Days identify five priority areas
Organized in connection with the work of the Climate & Development Committee (CDC), the event was attended by some 40 participants, whether members, partners or institutional stakeholders, who came to share a general overview of the issues tackled in the committee's five priority areas.
Publication of the Month
5 user guides for Tajik beneficiaries
Growing vegetables in the midst of the crop fields, preservation and sound management of soil fertility, solar henhouses and producing vegetables in passive solar greenhouses… All these techniques, disseminated in northern Tajikistan since 2011 as part of the project launched with the local association ASDP Nau, are explained and put in pictures for beneficiaries in Sughd province. 5 technical guides published in three languages can be downloaded from the GERES website..
In 2013, approximately 6.5 million people were already employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide,
Our partner's corner
Itancia endowment fund
Set up in 2010 at the initiative of Yann Pineau, the Itancia endowment fund has been a GERES partner since 2012. For 2014, Itancia is supporting the local composting project in Bouches-du-Rhône for the second year and signing a partnership agreement to help fund the hammam energy efficiency project in Morocco.
Fact sheet on carbon offsetting
On the occasion of the 5th forum for public authorities on international action, held in Paris on 3 and 4 July, CO₂Solidaire made its voice heard, presenting a fact sheet on carbon offsetting..
GERES is Recruiting
GERES is looking for country directors and financial advisors
In the medias
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