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Low Carbon Communities

Communities in countries around the world have taken on the challenge of addressing climate change through implementing various energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives that collectively move the world toward a low-carbon future. Communities have implemented a number of measures, from integrating smart grids into their infrastructure to developing microgrids to provide clean energy access.

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Course on Regulation and Sustainable Energy in Developing Countries

This suite of 10 training courses instructs the user on numerous topics relating to regulations and sustainable energy in developing…

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Leonardo Energy

Clean Energy Solutions Center

Date:

22 September 2014

Publication

A Reformed Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) – Including new Mechanisms for Sustainable Development

The second of the Capacity for Development for the Clean Development Mechanism (CD4CDM) perspectives series, this collection of 13 papers…

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United Nations

Date:

1 January 2008

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Tools and Websites

Accelerating Building Efficiency: Eight Actions for Urban Leaders

This guide provides local governments and urban leaders around the world with the background, guidance and tools needed to accelerate…

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World Resources Institute

Date:

11 May 2016

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Accelerating Access to Electricity in Africa with Off-grid Solar: Off-grid Solar Country Briefing: Ghana

This country briefing is one of 13 prepared as part of a background study for the Energy Africa campaign launched…

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Overseas Development Institute

Date:

1 January 2016

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Access to Energy for the Poor: The Clean Energy Option

This report advocates that moving global energy use towards clean energy pathways – energy that is truly clean, renewable, and…

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United Nations

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

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1 June 2011

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Alternative Building Emission-reduction Measure: Outcomes from the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program

This paper assesses the effectiveness of the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program based on data obtained from 1,300 facilities covered by the…

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Routlege Taylor & Francis Group

Date:

9 May 2016

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Annual Review of Low-Carbon Development in China (2011-2012): Chapter Summaries

This report explores China’s low-carbon development efforts under the 11th Five-Year Plan (FYP) period where China set a target of…

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Tsinghua University

Climate Policy Initiative

Date:

1 January 2012

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Policy Data

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Assessing Policy Options for Increasing the Use of Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development: Modelling Energy Scenarios for Sichuan Province

This paper reports initial results of a study of alternative provincial policies to increase the share of renewables in the…

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United Nations

Date:

1 December 2006

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Battery Storage for Renewables: Market Status and Technology Outlook

This report aims to improve the understanding of the key considerations and drivers of battery storage for renewables. It also…

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International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Date:

31 January 2015

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Beyond YieldCos

This report analyzes the rise and fall of the U.S. model of a growth-focused YieldCo with a view towards creating…

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Climate Policy Initiative

Date:

1 June 2016

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Brazil Low-Carbon Country Case Study

The study aims to support Brazil’s continued efforts to foster development while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It covers four…

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World Bank

Date:

1 May 2010

Policy Data

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Building Low Carbon Communities

In this filmed session, practitioners of decentralised energy shared their experiences with businesses, architects and designers. Juliet Davenport of Good…

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Greenpeace UK

Date:

28 September 2007

Publication

Building Governance and Climate Change: Roles for Regulation and Related Policies

This article explores governance options and regimes for addressing climate change in building stock. Specifically, the authors investigate how building…

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Routledge Taylor and Francis Group

Date:

20 May 2016

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Tools and Websites

CA-CP Small Town Carbon Calculator

Creating a greenhouse gas and energy inventory is made simpler with the STOCC calculator, developed to serve the needs of…

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Clean Air Cool Planet

Publication

Tools and Websites

CA-CP Campus Carbon Calculator

Since 2002, CA-CP has provided the Campus Carbon Calculator as a free, comprehensive, transparent, and customizable solution to measuring and…

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Clean Air Cool Planet

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Carbon Offsets for Forestry and Bioenergy: Researching Opportunities for Poor Rural Communities

This report presents findings from a research study looking at the opportunities that carbon offset projects offer for poor rural…

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Overseas Development Institute

Date:

1 May 2010

Policy Data

Publication

Carbon Finance for Low-Carbon Community Development in East Asia: Cases of the Philippines, Indonesia and China

This study addresses several questions related to low-carbon community development in East Asia. What is the state of carbon finance…

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Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Date:

1 January 2009

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Policy Data

Training Materials

Carbon Emissions and Mitigation: Lessons from Cross-City Analysis in Asia (Presentation)

This presentation summarizes growth in energy consumption in major Asian cities and the corresponding rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions…

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Asian Institute of Technology

Date:

6 December 2007