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by AGORA member
10 April 2017

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released its fourth REview for Parliamentarians which compiles the latest relevant information on renewable energy for legislators. The March 2017 issue is entirely dedicated to the 2017 IRENA Legislators Forum and covers in details the topics discussed and suggestions made by participants. It is currently being translated into Spanish, French and Arabic, and will be shortly accessible...

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by AGORA member
14 February 2017

 Several recent reports and developments have highlighted the risks and opportunities climate change can hold for investments and supply chains, as well as the potential of existing technologies to mitigate emissions on a significant, and perhaps unexpected, scale.

Entities Take Steps to Divest from...

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by AGORA moderator
17 January 2017

Extractive industries can have major impacts on sustainable development in resource-rich countries, including their achievement of the SDGs. On the one hand, the oil, gas and mining sectors contribute significantly to government revenues, providing critical economic development opportunities; they can boost economic growth and create opportunities for people, including increased employment...

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by AGORA moderator
12 December 2016

Energy experts from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) approved the Regional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Strategy and Action Plan (REEESAP) at a validation meeting held in...

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by AGORA moderator
16 November 2016

The twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) is being held throughout the month of November in Marrakesh, Morocco. A few side events are taking place during the COP22, and on the 15th of November happened the Global Covenant of Mayors in Sub-Saharan Africa. The conference was held by the European Commission Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO...

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by Mathilde Tison
6 December 2016

Marrakech, Maroc - L'Humanité se souviendra du 4 novembre 2016 comme le jour où les pays du monde entier ont arrêté la marche vers une catastrophe climatique qui semblait inévitable et ont ouvert la voie à un avenir durable.

L'Accord de Paris sur le changement climatique, résultat des négociations climatiques les plus complexes, complètes et sensibles...

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by AGORA moderator
20 October 2016

In the volatile and fragile context of Myanmar's nascent democratic reform, investment protection treaties must not be allowed to negatively affect processes that would make Myanmar more peaceful and democratic.

Following a reform process initiated by the previous military-backed government of President Thein...

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by AGORA moderator
20 October 2016

Africa Oil Governance Summit was instituted in 2015 to be an annual gathering of Africans and stakeholder in Africa’s oil industry to continuously engage around the governance of the oil and gas resources to transition oil producing countries onto an accelerated development trajectory. The Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) recognizes this recurrent dialogue platform to discuss governance issues across...

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by AGORA moderator
19 October 2016

 China released its national plan for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which translates each target...

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