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Could congestion charges transform Bangalore?

Bangalore, 2 July 2015 — Indian's booming IT hub of Bangalore has attracted young professionals from all over India. The population growth has brought with it new wealth and a host of issues, especially traffic. The city has been overtaken by the car, and the situation is only expected to get worse — unless serious measures are taken to curb the trend. Congestion charging has been on the table for years — could this be what Bangalore needs to recapture its former glory as India's Green City? See more.

Por una cultura de reciclaje de la Ciudad

Mexico D.F., 8 junio 2015 — La Ciudad de México presenta un gran reto para desechar 13 mil toneladas de basura generada por los habitantes al día. Cerca del 50 por ciento de la basura puede ser reciclada, por lo que diversas estrategias por parte del gobierno y de organizaciones implementan esfuerzos para cambiar los hábitos de consumo y disposición de desechos de los capitalinos. Leer más.

From carts to trucks: efficiency in waste management

Lagos, 5 June 2015 — Inspired by garbage cart pushers and manual garbage collectors, the city of Lagos, through public-private partnerships, has scaled up the system of waste management and has allowed, to some degree, for the inclusion of informal trash collectors into the formal system. See more.

Poverty, the corporate sector, and South Africa's energy crisis: a solar-powered light and Internet access for those with little or no access to electricity

Johannesburg, 28 April 2015 — Recently South Africans were shocked to find themselves in the midst of a national energy crisis. With energy firmly in the spotlight, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is slowly emerging in the private sector as one avenue through which to begin responding to these challenges. Net1 Mobile's Sun-e-light is one such CSR initiative, providing solar-powered light and Internet aimed at those with little or no access to electricity. See more.

Aquecedores solares de baixo custo se espalham por São Paulo

São Paulo, 27 abril 2015 — Tecnologia sustentável esquenta água sem usar eletricidade. Desenvolvidos por ONG local, aquecedores podem melhorar as condições de vida de milhares de pessoas que vivem em favelas, com acesso improvisado à energia elétrica. Leia mais.

Collaboration and innovation for affordable energy

Delhi, 24 April 2015 — How do we ensure a better choice of affordable energy for the urban poor through collaborative stakeholder engagement, community empowerment, and simple technological innovations? See more.

Potensi biogas menjadi energi

Jakarta, 23 April 2015 — Potensi energy terbarukan di Indonesia sangat besar namun belum cukup didukung dalam hal teknologi dan kebijakan pemerintah untuk pengembangannya. Salah satu inovasi teknologi diperkenalkan melalui Program Biru yang mengolah kotoran menjadi biogas pada tingkat rumah tangga. Baca lebih lanjut.

Light up Nigeria

Abuja, 22 April 2015 — With poor areas often not on the national grid, the Federal government devised a renewable energy source program targeting developing and off-grid areas. The goal is to provide power supply through cost-effective and sustainable energy sources to vulnerable groups, starting with Abuja. See more.

Educando sobre la necesidad de un consumo energético responsable

Bogotá, 21 abril 2015 — Aumentar la conciencia sobre la necesidad de un uso responsable de la energía es un paso crucial en el proceso de incrementar el acceso a la energía en los barrios de menores recursos económicos. Varios programs impulsado tanto por entidades públicas como privadas, han buscado conseguir ese objetivo educativo en Bogotá. Leer más.

Governo Federal impulsiona a inclusão e a inovação energéticas em Curitiba

Curitiba, 20 abril 2015 — Para alcançar a inclusão energética total e desenvolver sua capacidade de inovação no setor, Curitiba tem pego impulso em duas iniciativas do governo federal: o programa Minha Casa Minha Vida, de financiamento de moradias para famílias de baixa renda, e a Lei 9.991, legislação específica sobre pesquisa e desenvolvimento. Leia mais.