WISIONS of Sustainability
Our mission is to empower individuals and communities to transform the production and use of energy so that it effectively enables sustainable development. Read more about WISIONS activities, goals and background.
8th LCS-RNet Annual Meeting in Wuppertal, Germany
News from WISIONS posted on September 5th, 2016
The 2016 annual meeting is of particular importance in the context of the follow-up to the COP21 in Paris, as well as the G7 meeting in Elmau, G7 EMM in Toyama and in the preparation process for the IPCC’s AR6. It will contribute to setting the global transformation agenda towards full decarbonisation and particularly discuss the future role of science.
The meeting will address:
- How to trigger the non-linear transformation towards full decarbonisation (by2050) as targeted by G7 (Elmau) COP21 (Paris) and G7EMM (Toyama)
- How a “new deal” for green growth could be designed and achieved
- How to explore and exploit the synergies between the Sustainable Development Goals and low carbon societies
- The new role of science in the context of the SDGs and climate policy after Paris
The LCS-RNet (Low Carbon Society Research Network) was established in 2008 by the G8 Conference of Environmental Ministers and comprises independent scientific institutions, whereby Germany is represented by the Wuppertal Institute. The network aims at generating recommendations for the development towards a low-carbon society as well as supporting the exchange between industrial and emerging countries.
Meet the WISIONS Team at the 11th SDEWES Conference 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal
News from WISIONS posted on September 4th, 2016
This year’s conference is dedicated to the improvement and dissemination of knowledge on methods, policies and technologies for increasing the sustainability of development by de-coupling growth from natural resources and replacing them with knowledge based economy, taking into account its economic, environmental and social pillars.
We will present a study entitled „Small scale energy projects in the global South - what makes them suitable and what are their (mid-term) impacts? - Results of a Post-Evaluation“.
More information on the conference is available here, along with a full programme.
SEPS CALL: Energising Development Through Knowledge Exchange
News from WISIONS posted on August 31st, 2016
New Call for SEPS Knowledge Exchange proposals 2016 aiming to mobilise knowledge and expertise for decentralised renewable energy solutions.
This new call for proposals addresses both focus regions of WISIONS – Latin America and the Caribbean, and South/South East Asia. Proposals for SEPS Knowledge Exchange 2016 – LAC & SE/S Asia should allow for interaction between practitioners with significant experience in the implementation of decentralised renewable energy solutions in the target region(s).
SEPS Knowledge Exchange activities should relate to one or more of the following focus areas:
- South-South mutual learning
- Practice-to-policy exchange
- Advocacy and awareness-raising activities
Deadline for submission of applications is 17th October 2016, 16:00 (CET).
More information is available here: SEPS Call: Knowledge Exchange Proposals 2016