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    Energy development and climate change: decarbonising growth in South Africa

    Human Development Report Office, UNDP, 2007
    Not only does South Africa have an extremely energy-intensive economy based primarily on coal, leading to relatively high emissions, but it simultaneously faces a host of daunting development challenges, exacerbated by the legacy of apartheid.
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    Food and energy sovereignty now: Brazilian grassroots position on agroenergy

    The Oakland Institute, 2008
    Brazil is the global leader in ethanol exports, providing 70% of the world's supply in 2006. While official accounts of the Brazilian government’s experiment with biofuels laud it as a global model for sustainable biomass production, it is increasingly being criticised and opposed by national social movements.
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    China's energy conditions and policies

    Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 2006
    China is now the world's second-largest energy producer and consumer and plays an increasingly important role in maintaining global energy security. This government White Paper sets out China's policy to develop a modern energy industry that takes both resource conservation and environmental protection into consideration. The paper covers:
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    Renewables 2007: global status report – pre-publications summary for the UNFCCC COP13

    REN21 Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, 2008
    Renewable energy has clearly become mainstream since the Kyoto Protocol was adopted in 1997, with investment flows exceeding $100 billion in 2007. This summary report provides an update on the current status of renewable energy globally. In particular, the report provides figures on current trends in solar, geothermal, biomass, wind and hydroelectric development.
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    Approaches and financial models for scaling up Norwegian development assistance to clean energy

    Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2007
    Norway has launched its Clean Energy for Development Initiative, thus initiating a process aimed at firmly establishing support to clean and renewable energy as a central pillar in its development cooperation.
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    Mirage and oasis: energy choices in an age of global warming

    New Economics Foundation, 2005
    This article argues that renewable energy is a more cost-effective, flexible, secure, and reliable solution to climate change than nuclear power. The benefits of renewables and microgeneration over nuclear power can be summarised as follows:
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    100 to 1: EFIC’s gamble with climate

    AID/WATCH, 2007
    This report explores the ways in which Australia’s Export Finance Insurance Corporation (EFIC) may be undermining efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It argues that,  through its export credit agency (ECA), the Australian Government facilitates and encourages the development of many highly polluting projects in developing countries.
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    Climate change: a guide to the scientific uncertainties

    Centre for Policy Studies, UK, 2007
    This paper argues that the science being presented to justify climate change is filled with uncertainty and mitigation policies being proposed are based on science that is yet to be proven. It acknowledges three certainties:
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    Energy revolution: a sustainable world energy outlook

    Greenpeace International, 2007
    This report discusses the need for a change in the energy sector towards sustainable technologies such as renewable energies sources and efficient decentralised cogeneration.
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    Bringing developing countries into the energy equation

    Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) / Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, 2006
    This compilation of articles on energy and climate change is a selection of contributions from the first edition of Regards sur la Terre, an annual reference in French on the international dimensions of sustainable development.

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