Cleantech clusters a boost for local economies

May 2018

Effect of clustering?

There is general consensus that clustering specific types of economic activity in one location provides economic benefits. In this context, a cluster is a geographical location where enough

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Climate Change Bill in Catalonia: among the most ambitious in the world

November 2017

On July 27th, while many people were set to start the summer holidays, the Parliament of Catalonia approved almost by consensus the Catalan Climate Change Bill (LC3, for its Catalan acronym). The resolution of this

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The road ahead for palm oil

June 2017

Palm oil seems to be in everything we use and eat, these days. Not only in household items like shampoos, lipstick and detergents, it is also used in biscuits and noodle soups, as cooking oil and to fuel your car,

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Success factors for climate technology transfer

May 2017

Climate-relevant technology will play an important role in reaching the long-term climate objectives agreed in the Paris Agreement. The availability of appropriate technologies, and corresponding capabilities, can

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Using carbon pricing to support coal transition on the Western Balkan

August 2018

In this paper we identify and substantiate the risks of continued operation of coal-fired electricity production in the Western Balkan and provide a step-wise carbon pricing implementation plan to help address these risks.
The paper

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Regional Implementation of Paris Agreement Project

October 2017

This ETS newsletter was developed by SQ Consult in the scope of RIPAP - Regional Implementation of Paris Agreement Project. RIPAP aims to support beneficiary countries in the Western Balkans and Turkey with the implementation of the

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New guidebook for writing Green Climate Fund proposals

August 2017

Current Future and SQ Consult have developed a guidebook for proposals to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) for the GIZ Climate Finance Readiness Programme.  The guidebook aims to improve understanding of the application requirements and

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Energy transition in the United States shouldn’t be narrowed to wind, solar and hydroelectric

June 2017

Adam L. Reed, our associate in the USA, has co-authored the paper "Evaluation of a proposal for reliable low-cost grid power with 100% wind, water, and solar". This new paper shows that future primary energy sources for the United

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