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Mountains are a rich source of renewable energy. Some countries such as Bhutan are exporting hydropower as a commodity. Rwanda has set a goal of generating 1,000 megawatts of power for domestic use and export by 2017.

This largely untapped energy potential means that mountains have the power to help shift world consumption away from the fossil fuels that are a major cause of global warming.

Rising urbanization and the expansion of mega-cities  increase demand in lowland regions, which look to mountains to supply much of their energy. Mountains are a key source of energy for everyone on the planet.

Why Mountains Matter for Energy – a call to action on the sustainable development goals

Why Mountains Matter for Energy – a call to action on the sustainable development goals

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Why Mountains Matter for Energy – a call to action on the sustainable development goals

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 International conference on balancing renewable energy and nature in the Alps

International conference on balancing renewable energy and nature in the Alps

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With demand for renewable energy growing across Europe, the partners of the international project recharge.green are working to reconcile using renewable energy sources, preserving nature and ecosystem service provisioning and keeping conflicts to a minimum. The project is establishing a decision support system for politicians and energy producers. Hear the...

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Multimedia on policy recommendations for SMD in the Andes

Multimedia on policy recommendations for SMD in the Andes

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During the Regional Workshop Post-Rio +20 "Sustainable Mountain Development: Building the future we need" held on November 12-14 in Lima, Peru, the Consortium for Sustainable Development of the Andean Ecoregion (CONDESAN) launched a multimedia which containing key information and policy recommendations for sustainable mountain development in the Andes.

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Bio-Refineries: ideas for a Sustainable World

Bio-Refineries: ideas for a Sustainable World

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The III Latin American Congress on Biorefinery will be held at the Grand Hotel of the lake resort of Pucon, Chile, between 19 and 21 November 2012. The organization is run by the Technology Development Department, the Center of biotechnology, both from the Concepcion University, and the Science and Technology...

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ECOWAS High level Forum and the First International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference

ECOWAS High level Forum and the First International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference

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The Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE), in cooperation with the Global Forum for Sustainable Energy (GSFE) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), are organizing a High Level Forum on the theme: “Paving the Way for Sustainable Energy for All in West Africa...

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Transitions to Low Carbon Energy Systems: Which Pathways to Energy Access for All?

Transitions to Low Carbon Energy Systems: Which Pathways to Energy Access for All?

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This workshop is being organized by the Low Carbon Energy for Development Network and hosted by the University of Sussex, UK. It will reflect on the outcomes of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20), and consider how low-carbon development can simultaneously address energy access, poverty reduction, human...

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