This month, REEEP took a significant step in expanding its network and enhancing its global impact by joining the Green Growth Knowledge Platform as a Knowledge Partner, and the Climate Technology Network as a recognized partner. With these moves, REEEP joins two of the most compelling and innovative new global partnership arrangements in the climate and development spheres.
The Climate Technology Network is the “network” part of the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), the operational arm of the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism. Hosted and managed by UNEP in collaboration with UNIDO, with the support of 11 Centres of Excellence in developing and developed countries around the world, CTCN promotes technology transfer in developing countries for climate change mitigation and adaption. These technologies can cover any type of equipment, technique, practical knowledge or skills that can be used to combat climate change. Having funded and managed clean energy projects around the world for over ten years, REEEP is a natural partner for CTCN, and will help add to CTCN a unique perspective from the nexus of public and private sector activity in clean energy market development.
The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP), launched in 2012, is a global network to address knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice. The GGKP was created by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), UNEP and The World Bank, and has since expanded to include over thirty leading organizations involved in green growth and green economy efforts at the local, national and international levels. REEEP has been a leader in the climate and development knowledge community since the launch of reegle.info in 2005 with REN21. Since then, REEEP has continually been among a vanguard of so-called “knowledge brokers” in the climate and development space, culminating recently in its selection to host the coordination hub of the Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group, an alliance of over forty leading knowledge broker institutions.
Noting REEEP’s “extensive experience linking the climate and energy development communities and engaging in cutting-edge knowledge brokering and management, capacity building, and technical cooperation activities, [REEEP] will undoubtedly continue to be a valuable partner and leading contributor to the growing body of green growth research and knowledge,” said Benjamin Simmons, Head of GGKP.
“REEEP has always relied upon its network – we have a lean structure, worldwide operations and long-term ambitions, and have been able to create outsized impact with the support of our institutional partners and expert network,” said REEEP Director of Operations Florian Bauer. “Collaboration is only becoming more important in climate, energy and development spaces. By joining the Climate Technology Network and the Green Growth Knowledge Platform, REEEP is demonstrating its commitment to a future driven not by individual efforts but coordinated partnerships.”