Roundtable discussion on climate finance

November 2014, Phnom Penh – By patronizing and using fuel-efficient improved cookstoves, the people of Cambodia – approximately more than 800,000 individuals who had repeatedly purchased and used GERES’ New Lao Stove between 2003 and 2013 – had collectively financed a national biomass energy strategy developed and implemented by the Ministry of Mines and Energy in collaboration with GERES and multiple donors.

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A Cambodian social business receives the International Ashden Award for Avoided Deforestation

Phnom Penh, May 27th 2014 – Sustainable Green Fuel Enterprise (SGFE), a Cambodian social business which produces char-briquettes out of recycled waste, got rewarded by the prestigious International Ashden Award. An outstanding recognition for this innovative project launched in 2008 by two French NGOs: GERES and PSE. Thanks to this prize, SGFE hopes to continue its development and maximize its social and environmental impacts.

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GERES incubator of sustainable and social business

When the term sustainable development is used, it means that social, environmental and economic aspects must be taken into account.By transferring an activity to the private sector, GERES focuses on the economic component and helps private enterprises to ensure the continuity of the technical solutions being developed. Introduced at the end of 2012, this concept is included in the design of ongoing projects and involves supporting social entrepreneurs who wish to use GERES technologies in their businesses.

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Inaugurations in Mali : partners hail and encourage the ALTERRE farmer biofuels project!

On 23 January 2014, the ALTERRE Mali team inaugurated two Jatropha oil production units in the Yorosso and Koury municipalities, in south-eastern Mali. With Malian Ministry of Energy representatives presiding over the inauguration, it proved very successful and was greeted with enthusiasm by the technical and financial partners, local authorities and community, who turned out in force to visit the units.

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Climate negotiations: a warm-up to 2015

Poland will be hosting the 19th Global Climate Change Conference (COP 19) from 11 to 22 November. As leader of the Climate and Development Committee of Coordination SUD, GERES is sending a 3-person delegation to Warsaw. Their role will be to monitor the negotiations and facilitate two round tables in preparation for the major conference in Paris in 2015 which should see the signature of a new global agreement.

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Pays d’Aubagne et de l’Etoile Energy Festival: a participatory workshop on the use of biosourced insulating materials

As part of the 2013 Energy Festival, the Pays d’Aubagne et de l’Etoile Energy Information Centre will be presenting a mobile display on the theme of thermal insulation on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 October 2013. This flagship event will serve as an entertaining means for the public to learn about ways to save energy.

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Energy Access in Africa: a priority for the next decade

Find GERES at Convergences, the global solidarity forum

Aubagne, 9 September 2013.
Long neglected, access to energy is now recognized as key to human development. Convinced of the importance of meeting the global challenge of access to energy for all, GERES looks forward to seeing you at the Convergences forum on 18 September 2013 at the side event on Energy Access in Africa, organized jointly with the NGO Africa Express.

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