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March 2019
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
To support Ministry of Construction (MOC) to implement the NDC, the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) has conducted an assessment of the potential green city actions that would help achieve Viet Nam’s NDC commitments. This paper, Achieving Viet Nam’s NDC in the Urban Sector, outlines the findings from the assessment in two sectors contributing the majority of urban GHG emissions: waste and energy.
September 2018
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), GREEN-WIN
The Role of Sustainability-oriented Social Enterprises in Boosting Green Livelihoods and Business Opportunities in Rural Contexts reviews the cases of capacity building and knowledge improvement of rural livelihood in rural communities related to sustainable and low-carbon solutions. The reviewed sub-cases show that implementation of local integrated systems of solutions addressing energy, water, shelter and other livelihood needs at community level require paying major attention to enabling social processes and organisational capacities rather than only focusing on a given technological innovation.
September 2018
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), GREEN-WIN
This case study Indonesia: su-re.coffee - Synergizing climate change mitigation and adaptation through supporting farmers in utilizing clean bioenergy and climate-smart agriculture shows an approach to addressing the exacerbation of high energy consumption on rural households and farmer reliance on rice paddies.
September 2018
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), GREEN-WIN
This case study Africa Illovo Sugar: Developing climate resilience through collaboration shows how businesses can work together to reduce social, environmental and economic impacts of their production.
September 2018
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), GREEN-WIN
This case study Fly Ash Bricks: Brick production using fly-ash from thermal power plants in India shows how a green business initiative can be a win-win for power plant operators, the environment and local communities.
April 2018
Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
This report, Pioneering Power: Transforming lives through off-grid renewable energy in Africa and Asia, examines the challenge of bringing power to over one billion people who live without electricity, mostly in remote, rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
March 2018
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Wood residues form Finland’s main source of bioenergy. About half of the country’s wood production is used for heat and power, either through district heating systems or through combined heat and power (CHP) plants.

February 2018
SEED, United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Sahelia Solar is an eco-inclusive enterprise located in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, and specialises in the design and supply of a range of solar energy systems.
December 2017
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Utilising the United Republic of Tanzania as a case study, this article examines how climate change is addressed in policy, how it is being mainstreamed into water, energy and agriculture sector policies and the extent to which cross-sectoral linkages enable coordinated action.
June 2017
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
This report Thailand’s Community-Based Eco-Industrial Town Development found some potential lessons learned from Thailand’s Eco Industrial Town program and opportunities for improvement.

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