REEEP selected to host Climate Knowledge Brokers Group Coordination Hub

REEEP is excited to announce it has been selected to host the Coordination Hub for the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group.

REEEP is excited to announce that the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group Steering Group, including representatives from the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the International Development Research Center (IDRC) and the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), this month selected REEEP as the hosting organization for the new Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (CKB Group) Coordination Hub. Continue reading “REEEP selected to host Climate Knowledge Brokers Group Coordination Hub”

REEEP is offering an Communications Internship in Vienna

REEEP is offering an Communications Internship
Hiring Period:
Mon, 7 April until Fri, 8 August 2014 (4 months)
REEEP International Secretariat, Vienna International Center, Vienna, Austria
600 € (gross) per month, full – time basis (flexible working hours may be considered)
Application Deadline:

REEEP is offering an Internship Position for the first half of 2014

Want to work with us here at REEEP (Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership)  in Vienna?
Hiring Period:
Mon, 24 February until Fri, 13 June 2014
600 € (gross) per month, full-time basis (flexible working hours may be considered)
Application Deadline:
14 February 2014

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REEEP attends the 7th World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is one of the world’s foremost events dedicated to renewable energies, energy efficiency and clean technologies. This yearly event includes a large-scale Conference, an international Exhibition, the Project & Finance Village, the Young Future Energy Leaders program, Zayed Future Energy Prize as well as a number of corporate meetings and concurrent social events. The event is hosted by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multi-faceted renewable energy company, and staged at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

Building on the high profile successes of WFES 2013, the 7th annual gathering of future energy’s world leaders will be home to brilliant minds and inspiring thinkers for three days of expert debate and world class innovation in the heart of Abu Dhabi.

This year, the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership REEEP is again present to connect with other players in the field as well as to showcase our impressive portfolio of supported clean energy projects and our work in knowledge management and open dataREEEP/REIL will host a plenary session on day 3 (22 Jan, in the morning) again – James Cameron will moderate and REEEP’s  Director General Martin Hiller will speak. In addition to this, there will be a data-related session with IT and Operations Director Florian Bauer. Continue reading “REEEP attends the 7th World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi”

On the fast lane – Bus Rapid Transit in Jakarta, Indonesia

Blog based on an article written by my colleague Claudia  Florowski .

The REEEP-funded TransJakarta project for low carbon public transport in Jakarta is stepping up its game. The project, part of  REEEP’s 8th programme call, just celebrated a successful milestone with the opening of another bus lane.

The implementing agency for this project is the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), a social for-profit organization that promotes sustainable transportation worldwide, and has broad experience in sustainable urban public transport.

Just in case you are not familiar with the BRT transport system used in this project, let me explain quickly. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a bus system operating on separate bus-only lanes, has its own stations throughout the city and follows a fixed route that has similarities to a metro plan in large cities. Continue reading “On the fast lane – Bus Rapid Transit in Jakarta, Indonesia”

REEEP Annual Report 2012-13 is availiable!

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership: REEEP’s brand-new Annual Report gives a concise overview of the Partnership’s achievements during the period from1 April 2012 to 31 March 2013.  This was a year of transformation, in which a new positioning was adopted, and in which personnel, systems and activities were aligned to deliver on the new strategy.

REEEP has concentrated on three types of services over the last year:Wind Energy

Collaborating with climate knowledge brokers – two workshops

I just got back from another intensive workshop – or rather two to be precise.

Last Friday REEEP and OpenEI held a joint workshop on Linked Open Data and how it could be a useful technology to accelerate climate change adaptation and mitigation. REEEP‘s IT Director Florian Bauer and Jon Weers of OpenEI presented the status quo of data silos and explained how LOD can help us overcome these and reduce duplication and errors. Again, some of the most fundamental issues that came up in discussions were quality of data, demand and reuse as well technical implications.

Saturday and Sunday were packed with presentations and sessions of the Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Workshop, this year co-organized by Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and REEEP. Since this yearly get-together of the people behind many of the world’s best platforms on climate related subjects is a unique opportunity of peer discussion, participants were highly engaged and outspoken about challenges, success and ambition.co2.gif Continue reading “Collaborating with climate knowledge brokers – two workshops”