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.

News Blog

86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94

The Second Annual UN Sustainable Energy for All Forum

News from WISIONS posted on June 3rd, 2015

With some of our partners (Practical Action, IRRI México, TERI and a coordinating member of the Hydro Empowerment Network), the WISIONS team participated in the Second Sustainable Energy For All Forum from 18 - 21 May 2015 in New York City, USA.Read moreMinimize

The Second SE4All Forum addressed the overarching theme of "Financing Sustainable Energy for All", and included the launch of a new Global SE4All Commitment Platform and the first Global Energy Ministerial Dialogue at the UN.

More than 2500 participants attended the forum, collaborating in a diverse programme structured in line with these following four objectives: networking and outreach activities; parallel multi-stakeholder sessions; the Global Energy Ministerial Dialogue; and a closing session focusing on actions and commitments.

During the last session of the conference, more than 80 high-level representatives from energy ministries, business, civil society, multilateral agencies and international organisations, including the WISIONS initiative, outlined their leadership and action commitments aimed at achieving the SE4All objectives.

Full coverage of the whole programme and activities is available online at: Highlights of the SE4All Forum.


Solar-Powered LED Lighting for Tuna Landing Site in San Jose, Philippines

News from WISIONS posted on June 1st, 2015

The inauguration of one of our recently selected SEPS projects, which aims to improve the value chain of tuna handline fisheries by establishing a solar-powered central landing site for night fishing activities in the Philippines, was featured in the Manila Times.Read moreMinimize

Together with WWF Philippines, the Municipality of San Jose and the company Philips, the WISIONS initiative will support the nocturnal illumination of San Jose Port, a tuna landing site, using solar-powered LED lighting. 

Presently, small-scale fisherfolk land their catch indiscriminately in varying locations, sometimes on unsanitary beaching areas. By addressing this issue, WWF will not only encourage more sustainable fishing activities, but also foster hygienic practices and improve the monitoring of the catch.

The full article on the initiation of the project is available online at The Manila Times

To read about the project on our SEPS webpages, please visit Solar Powered Central Landing Area for Night Fishing in the Lagonoy Gulf, Philippines.


Project Evaluation: Milk Chilling Units in Pakistan

News from WISIONS posted on May 20th, 2015

In one of our SEPS projects in Pakistan, Winrock International installed four biogas plants as a sustainable solution for powering milk refrigeration and processing units at dairy farms. Further to a follow-up phase supported by WISIONS, the outcomes of the project implementation have now been evaluated.Read moreMinimize

A field study carried out in December 2014 aimed to deliver information about the operational performance of the installed biogas plants in Pakistan, successful practices and possible challenges, the sustainability impact and overall lessons learned during the project activities.

Among the lessons learned during the evaluation were the following aspects:

  • The applied designs proved technically adequate for the conditions of the targeted dairy farms
  • A significant share of diesel and LPG consumption can be displaced by the new technology, which leads to monetary savings ranging from 300,000 to 640,000 PKK per year, depending on the digester size

There are still some issues that could be improved, for example

  • The identification of measures required to ensure that transportation tasks (manure, water, bio-slurry) can be adequately fulfilled on a daily basis
  • The quality and appropriate installation of monitoring devices, particularly gas flow meters

More information, including other results of the evaluation survey, are available on our corresponding project page: Powering milk chilling units with biogas.


86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 94