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South Asian Cities Summit

Cities Network Campaign, in partnership with Department of Environment - Government of NCT of Delhi, All India Institute of Local Self Government (AIILSG), WRI India and UNESCO, is organising the South Asian Cities Summit to discuss, debate and develop model solutions for cities in South Asia and explore potential business opportunities.

African Urban Infrastructure Summit

As a result of Africa's rapid economic growth and population expansion, over a third of African inhabitants currently live in cities, while the latest projections suggest that this proportion will have risen to 50% by 2030. This rapid urbanisation will require governments to invest in the expansion of housing capacity, better infrastructure, energy and healthcare facilities, ICT services, water management and sanitation.

Lessons in Renewable Replication from SELCO

During a recent visit to a number of branches, laboratories and projects of SELCO Solar Pvt. Ltd. And the SELCO Foundation in Karnataka, India, REEEP´s DG Martin Hiller tried to test the notion of replicating SELCO´s business model. This social enterprise has been built its success over twenty years, and elaborated a detailed understanding of the market for distributed solar power for India’s poor in rural and urban contexts.

REEEP-funded roadmap promotes RE in buildings in Changjiang River region

A newly released roadmap document outlines a strategy for integrating renewable energy technologies into buildings in China’s Changjiang River (CJR) basin.  The region covers an area of 1.8 million km² with a population of over 500 million. It includes China's major industrial centres and generates 40% of the country's GDP. The region is also growing quickly, with 500 million m2 of new construction added each year.

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