Technical Materials and Publications

UN Environment – UNFCCC Workshop on Mitigation in the Building Sector

UN Environment – UNFCCC Workshop on Mitigation in the Building Sector

A recent joint UN Environment and UNFCCC two-day workshop was held in Bonn which focused upon mitigation in the building sector. The workshop ran from 31 July 2017 – 01 August 2017 and was attended by professionals from varying organisations, a full list of all participants can be seen here. […]

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Pathways to a Low Emission, Sustainable Urban Africa

A Regional Technical Expert Meeting on Mitigation was held in June at the African Carbon Forum. The meeting set out a number of key pathways to transform African cities towards a low emission and sustainable urban future. The expert meetings are a part of the technical examination process under the UN […]

G20 Leaders Say Paris Agreement is “Irreversible”

G20 Leaders Say Paris Agreement is “Irreversible”

Following the G20 Summit in Hamburg, the world leaders issued a statement saying that the Paris Agreement is “irreversible” and published a climate and energy action plan. The document outlines concrete steps to accelerate a transition to a low carbon and climate change resilient world.

How the Energy Transition Affects the Value of Energy Reserves, Buildings and Capital Stock

How the Energy Transition Affects the Value of Energy Reserves, Buildings and Capital Stock

Coinciding with the G20 in Hamburg, IRENA released a paper focused on stranded assets, and energy transition. The publication examines the potential magnitude of asset stranding in the global energy sector due to a shift to renewables and energy efficiency that would be needed to fulfill the Paris Agreement.

Report – Building Must be ‘Net Zero Carbon’ By 2050

Report – Building Must be ‘Net Zero Carbon’ By 2050

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2016 Was Another Record Year for Renewable Energy