New funding to help cities world-wide implement efficient district energy

Last year the world committed to a more sustainable future. The rollout of efficient district energy systems in cities can help make it happen, and newly approved funding will boost action and implementation.

Copenhagen, 6 June 2016: The Bitten and Mads Clausen Foundation, which owns the Danfoss Group, today announced DKK 9 million in new funding to support UN’s District Energy in Cities initiative under the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Partnership and its Global Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform.

Clean Energy Ministerial 7

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) is a forum of the world’s largest and most forward-leaning countries working together to accelerate the global transition to clean energy. Launched in 2010, the United States hosted the first ministerial meeting in Washington, DC, with subsequent meetings hosted by the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, India, Korea, and Mexico. At the Mexico meeting in May of 2015, President Barack Obama announced that California would host the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial.

Dialogue for Climate Action

This two-day event will bring together CEOs, industry leaders, policy makers, bankers, civil society and media to discuss the role of the private sector in developing actions in response to climate change.

Monika Weber-Fahr, Chief Operating Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) will be moderating the "From Paris to Vienna: Policy, Industry and Dialogue" session on Tuesday May 24, from 9:30-11:00 and participating in the "Translating Principles for Dialogue into Action" session on Wednesday May 25, from 17:30-18:15.

Kandeh Yumkella Wins African Utility Week Power Industry Lifetime Achievement Award

The third edition of the African Utility Week Power Industry Awards took place on Wednesday 18 May 2016 during the 16th annual African Utility Week, in Cape Town, South Africa. These awards bring together 700 of Africa’s most renowned power and water industry professionals, many of them long standing attendees of African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa.

Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank

The Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Board of Governors’ Annual Meeting is held annually in May, in one of the Bank’s 28 member countries. This official gathering is a forum for discussion among the institution’s Governors’ and sector leaders. Representatives of multilateral financial institutions, development agencies, central banks, private banks and media etc. also attend.