GERES newsletter N°11: Climate Solidarity at the summit!
The GERES newsletter
n° 11 - February 2015
For 2015, Climate Solidarity at the summit!
While we in the West are trying to fund energy-saving solutions, more than 1 billion people in developing countries have no access to energy at all. In this regard, the principle of communicating vessels does not always work. But Climate Solidarity is a tried and tested principle.
Climate Solidarity combines two approaches: reducing our own carbon footprint and rolling out clean energy projects in developing countries. This is a fair, humanist response to the need to preserve our climate. It means that every step taken towards the energy transition in industrialized countries has its counterpart in support for the people most vulnerable to the consequences of climate change.
The Climate 2015 summit in Paris should be a historic success for all peoples. The fight against climate change needs to mobilize all civil society stakeholders, along with businesses, public authorities and the young generations.
Until the climax of the year, COP21, GERES will be flying the flag for Climate Solidarity within its projects and in every area of its work.
News from the field
A virtuous circle against energy poverty
A promise of rural electrification in Mali
Myanmar gets involved in clean cooking
Bioclimatic housing skills transfer
Publications of the Month
Video: how Afghans collect wood for winter
This film has been produced in connection with the central highlands rural development programme to inform the public about the living conditions of Afghan communities in this region and the impact of development projects on their livelihoods.
Web documentary: Helping households experiencing energy poverty
Through interactive videos, personal stories and articles, we show you the first steps taken by the key stakeholders in the scheme to support families experiencing energy poverty in Marseille.
Stove+ study: market-driven approaches to improved stoves
This study is being conducted at an important time when market-driven approaches are increasingly being used to disseminate improved stoves.
23 tonnes of CO2 per second
That’s how much is emitted on French territory.
Our partner's corner
Raja Danièle Marcovici Foundation
The Raja foundation aims to support initiatives or activities in favour of women: defending their rights; fostering social and professional integration through education; and training and participation in vocational projects.
Having worked alongside GERES since 2012, this year the Raja foundation is supporting 27 members of a women's co-operative in Benin who, in the Agonlinmi project, are producing a local groundnut oil of certified superior quality.!
Carbon, the right price
Bad press for the markets, massive VAT fraud, theft of emission quotas, competition with other EU energy policies… can the price of carbon as a financial instrument really play a part in the fight against climate disruption?
While carbon finance attracts consensus as a tool to combat climate change, opinions are still divided as to how to proceed and, above all, carbon's price tag.
Evaluation is complex, but the carbon market still has its champions.
Invited to the RSE Produrable show, CO2Solidaire will take part in the round table "Carbon, the right price" to defend a vision that includes social value in the price of carbon.
GERES is Recruiting
In the medias
Find our latest GERES press articles
Boiling Point. Issue 64 - Barriers to Cookstoves - Hedon
Opinion on the challenges of the Paris 2015 climate conference - (CESE)
#60Solutions: Burning less wood for a better lifestyle - (Goodplanet Info Magazine)