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- DocumentHuman Development Report Office, UNDP, 2007Not 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.DocumentThe Oakland Institute, 2008Brazil 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.DocumentInformation Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 2006China 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:DocumentREN21 Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, 2008Renewable 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.DocumentNorwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2007Norway 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.DocumentNew Economics Foundation, 2005This 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:DocumentAID/WATCH, 2007This 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.DocumentCentre for Policy Studies, UK, 2007This 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:DocumentGreenpeace International, 2007This report discusses the need for a change in the energy sector towards sustainable technologies such as renewable energies sources and efficient decentralised cogeneration.DocumentInstitut du développement durable et des relations internationales (IDDRI) / Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, 2006This 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.