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WISIONS at COP25 in Madrid

News from WISIONS posted on December 3rd, 2019

The WISIONS team will be attending COP25 in Madrid, where we will co-convene two side events. You can meet us on December 5th and 6th at the two events, which promise to offer stimulating debate and the opportunity to share ideas and experiences.Read moreMinimize

Side Event 1
IDFC Pavilion, Blue Zone, Feria de Madrid
December 5th, 15:00-18:30


Expert dialogue on bioenergy and climate ambition in the framework of COP25.

Bioenergy has significant potential to contribute to climate change mitigation and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, due to barriers related to policy coherence, inter-institutional coordination, business models, financing and knowledge – among other factors –bioenergy development is lagging behind other renewable sources in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). The need to raise ambition in future NDCs under the Paris Agreement creates the opportunity to explore new bioenergy policy goals, strategies and measures as an integral part of the LAC countries’ sustainable development policies and climate mitigation commitments. In the context of COP 25, CAF Latin America Development Bank is collaborating with LEDS LAC, LEDS GP EWG and other partners to bring together experts from government, private sector and international organisations in climate, energy, agriculture, forestry, solid waste and other relevant policy areas to participate in a dynamic and results-oriented dialogue event. The event aims to identify concrete lines of action and foster new partnerships to advance the contribution bioenergy can make to climate ambition and sustainable development.

Register here for this side event: Click here!

Find here an overview about all COP25 side events by the Wuppertal Institute

Find other interesting events at the IDFC Pavilion here!


Mutual Learning Workshop for Biogas Consolidation in Costa Rica Report

News from WISIONS posted on December 2nd, 2019

Asobiogas and WISIONS have published the final report of the Mutual Learning Workshop for Biogas Consolidation in Costa Rica which took place in Cariari, Costa Rica in July this year. Read moreMinimize

This Mutual Learning Workshop for Biogas Consolidation in Costa Rica took place last July, where WISIONS Team member Willington Ortiz was present and co-organized the workshop. This workshop marked the first phase of a cooperative project that aims at developing and testing an intervention strategy to consolidate biodigestion technology as a real tool to improve agricultural production in Costa Rica.

In the workshop the participants identified five challenge areas for the successful development of biodigestion projects in Costa Rica:
1. Ensure the proper operation and maintenance of already installed biodigesters
2. Ensure quality in the provision of the technology and related services
3. Overcome hindering attitudes of farmers towards the changes implied to the adoption of biodigesters
4. Improve institutional frameworks
5. Dealing with challenging conditions of small farmers

During the workshop, the first two critical areas were prioritized and concrete options for dealing with them were co-designed. The results of the workshop provides valuable inputs for the further implementation of the collaborative project. They also provide a sound systematization of the challenges and potentials that biodigestion features today for the small and medium agricultural sector in Costa Rica.

The full report can be downloaded HERE!


Keynote by Julia Terrapon-Pfaff at workshop „Energy for everyone - fair and sustainable “

News from WISIONS posted on November 25th, 2019

Research inputs from Wuppertal Institute and WISIONS at workshop organized by unternehmer nrw, BMZ, BDI and Carl Duisberg Association at 10 December 2019. Read moreMinimize

The Landesvereinigung der Unternehmensverbände Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. (unternehmer nrw) will organize a workshop in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and Carl Duisberg Association (CDG) with the topic of „Energy for everyone – fair and sustainable“ (orig. „Energie für alle – fair und nachhaltig“). Under the guiding theme of the Sustainable Development Goals SDG 7 „Affordable and Clean Energy“ as well as SDG 13 „Action to combat climate change“ the workshop will be giving insights on the topic the audience and exemplary ideas given by the lecturers of the keynotes.

The event is aimed at companies, federations, members of politics, administration and interested public. On behalf oft he Wuppertal Institute and the WISIONS Initiative the researcher Julia Terrapon-Pfaff will hold a keynote lecture on the topic of „Sustainable Transformation of international Energy Systems“.


The event is free of charge and registration possible under the following link:
https://www.registration-bdi.eu/de/sdg/registrierung/

The agenda and further detailed information can be accessed under following link:
https://bdi.eu/der-bdi/termine-und-veranstaltungen/#/termin/news/nachhaltigkeit-erfolgreich-wirtschaft-und-sdgs/


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