Launch of the Energy Toolkit 2.0

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Dec 082016

Proud to be a Lead Editor of this toolkit which has become such a popular reference guide. We had more people trying to sign in today than was the maximum capacity of the online platform. Apologies to those who were unable to sign in!

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“The second iteration of the Energy Toolkit, a collection of leading instruments and methodologies for climate-compatible energy planning, offers energy practitioners, policymakers, and experts a quick reference guide to some of the best-established instruments available at no or low cost. The result is a compilation of 26 tools from agencies around the world.The toolkit was produced as a team effort with the many members of the Low-Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP), in particular its Energy Working Group (LEDS EWG).”

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The presentation slidesEWG-ALP 2016 Webinar Series Session 3 Master

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Nov 302015

COP21.logoWorldwatch will contribute to the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) starting in Paris, France today by advising governmental delegations, participating in high-level consultations, and speaking at conferences for the general public. We invite you to follow these events as they unfold, either with us in Paris or through our blog and Twitter account.

“The Paris climate summit has all the ingredients to make history: an almost universal understanding of the urgency to act, an agreement on the final document within reach, and governments worldwide determined to act,” says Alexander Ochs, Director of Climate and Energy and Worldwatch’s head of delegation.

“A quarter century after the world embarked on protecting the atmosphere, we are closer than ever to making real change happen. Paris can alter the way we generate and consume energy; manufacture goods; produce our food and treat our forests and peatlands; run our transport systems; respond to the ecosystem changes already underway; and, maybe most importantly, work together across borders when confronted with problems of global scale,” says Ochs. “Let’s seize this opportunity!”

Worldwatch will be among the international civil society organizations at the COP21 that will lead in debates and discussions about solutions to climate change. Check out our event lineup below and keep an eye on this critical moment.

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Alexander Ochs
Director, Climate and Energy

Alexander Ochs is director of climate and energy at the Worldwatch Institute, an independent research organization focused on fact-based analysis of critical global issues. Worldwatch’s climate and energy program is dedicated to achieving a transformation of the global energy system in order to stabilize the climate, create sustainable growth, and increase security. Ochs is also the editor of Worldwatch’s ReVolt blog, which explores strategies for low-carbon development around the world.

In addition, Ochs is the founding director of the Forum for Atlantic Climate and Energy Talks (FACET) and a senior fellow at Johns Hopkins University.

Ochs was previously a member of the German delegation to the UN climate change negotiations. He has has held research and teaching positions at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), the City University of New York (CUNY), Princeton, Munich University, Freie Universität Berlin, and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Focus: AgricultureConservationEnergyEnvironmentFoodScienceTechnologyTransportationGermanyUnited StatesAmericasEurope


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