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Announcement: XII Encuentro RedbioLAC 2020!

News from WISIONS posted on February 20th, 2020

Even though the past Encuentro RedbioLAC is not long ago, we can still announce that the 2020 Encuentro of RedbioLAC will take place from 19 to 23 October 2020 in Arequipa, Peru! This years topic will be "Biodigestors: a sustainable technology available to everyone". More informations will follow regularly from now on the website below. Stay tuned!XII Encuentro RedbioLACRead moreMinimize

RedbioLAC ("Red de Biodigestores para Latino America y el Caribe") is existing since roughly 12 years and accommodated the tradition of their yearly conferences ("Encuentros") in different locations all over South America. At heart of these conferences is the knowledge exchange and networking between the participants, consisting of practitioners, scientists, developers, engineers, investors and more. Also the yearly conferences serves to showcase latest technological developments and discussing further strategic steps of the network for the consolidation and dissemantion of biodigestor technology. Generally speaking, the conferences invite everyone to participate and give an understanding of biodigestor technology. You can see for yourself and watch this video of the past Encuentro 2019 from Cuba!


Top Ten Publications of the Wuppertal Institute 2019

News from WISIONS posted on February 20th, 2020

The home of WISIONS, the Wuppertal Institute, recently published a compilation of their ten most important peer reviewed scientific publications of 2019. Take a look into transdiciplinary research approaches about international energy transitions, social impacts of energy projects and research on several NDCs. Click here to find the compilation!Read moreMinimize

This compilation of the most important peer-reviewed scientific publications of the Wuppertal Institute in 2019 covers a broad variety of topics, addressing current issues and developments as well as taking deeper looks into the future. However, the transdisciplinary and international approach of the Wuppertal Institute reflects itself in this complilations, as it covers also different perspectives and also differing scientific approaches of research. But to make it clearer, we would like to outline a little teaser about the content:

  • Analysis of current trends, different thematic fields and emerging communities in sustainable energy research by conducting text mining of 2500 abstracts.
  • Social impacts of large-scale infrastructure on local communities by the example of a Solar Power Plant in Marocco.
  • Environmental potentials of laser beam melting processes for additive manufacturing of mettalic components.
  • Future scenarios of greenhouse gas emissions in the electricity sector in Morocco, Tunisia and Jordan.
  • Influence of international politics and the Paris Agreement on the governance of socio-technical systems towards decarbonisation.
  • Assessment of Indias Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
  • Digitalisation of the German Energy Sector by the scientific director of the Wuppertal Institute Prof. Dr. Manfred Fischedick

HPNETs Review of 2019 and outlook for 2020!

News from WISIONS posted on January 27th, 2020

Our diligent partner, the Hydro Empowerment Network, published their review their work in 2019, presenting you the latest news on micro hydropower actvities worldwide! Read more about the latest stories below! Click here to read the Newsletter directly! Read moreMinimize

In this edition HPNET reviews stories and activities from 2019, covering a broad variety of events, exchanges and stories. Here is a short overview about all the activities:

  • Regional Exchanges with Green Empowerment, gathering with practitioners and Deep Dive Workshop with WISIONS at ACEF in Manila.
  • Bilateral Exchanges between different micro hydro practitioners all over Southeast Asia - from Malaysia to the Philipines, Indonesia and even further- to create partnerships and knowledge exchanges!
  • In-country exchages in several countries in Asia to advocate and promote micro hydro technology within the countries!
  • 2019 Mini-Grid Webinar Series, hosted by WISIONS and Energypedia, focusing on thematic solutions for advancing micro-hydro power. All Webinars can also be accessed here: HPNET Webinar Series
  • the Hidden-No-More story series about female change makers engaging in hydropower! Stories about couragoues women with ambitions to overcome gender barriers!
  • Micro Hydro Toolkit: A set of technical knowledge exchange tools for hydropower practitioners supported by WISIONS!

Enjoy the reading!


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