Today is the first day of COP21, and the stakes have never been higher. It is hoped that these crucial talks will reach a deal to limit the warming of our planet to two degrees Celsius. In his recent blog, my colleague Damiano Borgogno introduced the Global Support Programme, which was created because “ the technical information… Read more »
Posts By: Christoph Henrich
Christoph is a Sustainable Energy Consultant for UNDP in Europe and Central Asia.
Yesterday’s sustainable energy regional conference in Istanbul had people feeling, for lack of a better word, energized. We organized the event alongside colleagues from the Islamic Development Bank and the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources. Robust discussions and keen insights from speakers and the nearly 200 participants made for a fascinating and thought-provoking first day.
It’s a good time to be talking about renewable energy in Turkey. The country’s economic and social development has led to growing energy demand, which is expected to increase six to seven percent every year until 2023 (in Turkish). Turkey has no large oil or gas reserves, so it will stay dependent on foreign imports… Read more »
On 13 and 14 May 2014, UNDP will be partnering with the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources and the Islamic Development Bank to host a regional conference in Istanbul which will look at how the private sector can help bring about sustainable energy solutions in Europe and Central Asia.