REN21 Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) details worldwide developments in the renewable energy sector through 2011. The report highlights a number of key developments, including market and industry trends, investment flows, the shifting policy landscape, advancements in rural renewable energy deployment, and the evolving synergy between renewable energy and energy efficiency (Worldwatch Institute)
Nearly 40% of the world's population rely on wood, coal, charcoal, or animal waste to cook their food in outdated cookstoves and open fires and are breathing in toxic smoke that causes lung disease and kills nearly two million people a year, most of them women and children.
Cost of energy is too high for the large majority of citizens.
Low resource productivity slows economic growth, harms business results and energy security.
Too high greenhouse gas emission and local pollution; High fuel price volatility; imbalance of payments: Increasing the share of energy from renewable sources, and improving energy efficiency can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local pollution; energy from renewable sources can insulate countries from fuel price volatility; and improve those countries' balance of payments.
See Initiative management (a Wikiworx page) for some criteria that had better be met in lean and agile cross-initiative communications as various (autonomous) social actors launch initiatives.
Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) is an initiative launched by the United Nations Secretary-General and guided by his High Level Group that brings all key actors to the table to make sustainable energy for all a reality by 2030
Resources: resources that support actors in performing their roles, as part of operations, Monitoring & Evaluation or Change. These may include best practices, success stories, guidelines, databases, forums,…
Initiatives: initiatives that actors should be aware of before launching new intitiatives in the sector (under construction).
Monitoring & Evaluation: links to publications or data that may be relevant to the monitoring or the evaluation of the sector's qualities (performance, inclusiveness, sustainability, fairness, …).
Change: descriptions of visions for change, desirable or achieved improvements in the sector, …
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