Power and Energy Africa: 27-29 August 2015, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

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After a successful three years of Power and Energy Africa Kenya, demand has now increased to bring this event to the entire East African region. The Power and Energy Africa 2015 will be held on the 27-29 August, 2015 at Tanzania's prime international venue; the Mlimani Conference Centre in Dar-es-Salaam. Spread over a period of three days, the event brings together decision makers and influencers as well as technical experts and professionals from leading companies involved in the power and energy generation, transmission and distribution sectors within Africa and around the globe. Read more here:

Global LEAP Networking Event: 31 July- 1 August 2015, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Global LEAP invites you to join the leading off-grid solar and appliance companies in the world’s largest off-grid solar market, Bangladesh. Many local and international solar home system companies and appliance manufacturers have already confirmed their participation in the event. Global LEAP expects representatives from Grameen Shakti, Rahimafrooz/RSF, Sola Home Appliances, Greenlight Planet, Devergy Energy Services, NIWA, Schneider Electric, BBOXX, Solarland Bangladesh, Fosera, Barefoot Power, Off Grid Electric, and more. Find out more here:

The Asia Clean Energy Forum: 15-19 June 2015, Manila, Philippines

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The Asia Clean Energy Forum is the premier knowledge-sharing event for staying current with the latest developments and key issues in Asia’s clean energy sector. Each June, clean energy professionals convene at ADB Headquarters to network, discuss issues, exchange knowledge and do business. In 2015, the 10th anniversary of the ACEF conference will be celebrated. Read more here:

Ashden Awards: 11 June 2015, London, UK

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Be the first to see the sustainable energy trailblazers of 2015 at the annual Ashden Awards Ceremony in London on 11 June, which for the first time is open to all. Earlier in the week you can hear from some of the most exciting finalists and debate the cutting edge energy issues of the day at the international conference and UK seminar. Find out more here:

Capacity building and experience sharing for enhancing sustainability in urban India: 3 June 2015, New Delhi, India

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The Energy Resource Institute (TERI) is organising a conference on 'Capacity building and experience sharing for enhancing sustainability in urban India' on 3 June 2015 at Juniper Hall, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The conference is being organised with support from the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN). The conference will deliberate on relevant issues related to current scenario for skill building and capacity development in urban local bodies. It aims to explore the processes and approaches developed and implemented so far and deliberate upon the successes and challenges and need for building stronger knowledge and capacity building networks. Find out more here:

UNDP: New EnergyPlus Guidelines to support Sustainable Energy for All

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The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched its newest flagship publication, ‘The EnergyPlus Guidelines’, at the opening of the second UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4ALL). The Guidelines help countries and communities to better plan and implement comprehensive energy programmes while at the same time supporting entrepreneurial activities and social initiatives.

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The World Bank: New report finds world progressing on sustainable energy goals but still far from the finish line

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Tracking the progress of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative, a new report titled 'Progress Toward Sustainable Energy: Global Tracking Framework 2015' finds that 1.1 billion people in the world still live without electricity and almost 3 billion still cook using polluting fuels like kerosene, wood, charcoal and dung. The report states that while picking up steam, renewable energy generation and energy efficiency improvements will need to accelerate dramatically. Read the report here:

LEDS Working Group: New Energy Toolkit

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The release of an Energy Toolkit, a collection of leading instruments and methodologies for low-emission, climate-resilient development planning in the energy sector, is now available. The goal of the toolkit is to offer energy practitioners, policymakers and experts a quick reference guide for well-established low-emissions development strategies and planning tools that are available at zero or low cost. Access the toolkit here:

GACC: New study finds that women spend 374 hours each year collecting firewood in India

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A study that measured the use of improved cookstoves in India, Bangladesh and Nepal found that women spend the equivalent of more than two weeks each year collecting firewood in India. Households using cleaner, more efficient cookstoves saved significant amounts of time and used less fuel than those using traditional stoves. Women who saved time reported spending more time to increase involvement in social and family activities, including spending time with children and monitoring their studies. Read more here:

WHO: World Health Assembly closes, passing resolutions on air pollution

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Delegates at the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution to address the health impacts of air pollution – the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Every year 4.3 million deaths occur from exposure to indoor air pollution and 3.7 million deaths are attributable to outdoor air pollution. The resolution highlights the key role national health authorities need to play in raising awareness about the potential to save lives and reduce health costs, if air pollution is addressed effectively. Find out more here:
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