Project Updates

What Makes Green SMEs Start Up? A Brief on Enablers, Barriers and Recommendations for Action

Blog / 30 August 2018 / by Brindusa Fidanza

Why focus on green SMEs? Because green small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) represent a key win-win strategy for the economy and the environmental transformation. Taken together, SMEs have a greater impact on the economy and the environment than large companies.

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A Short Guide to Developing Green Business Models - For entrepreneurs, researchers and organisations that support entrepreneurs

Resource | May 2018 | The Ground_Up Centre

This paper is intended for those who work with, research, and support green entrepreneurs, as well as for entrepreneurs who are starting a green business. It provides guidance in the process of elaborating a business plan and presenting it to potential partners and investors, based on the understanding of investors’ expectations.

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How can businesses prepare for investment-readiness?

Blog / 18 July 2018 / by Imola Antal

The study provided a better understanding of what works in the field of initiating and developing green businesses, how it works and why. Based on the conclusions of the first round of research, the first part of the guide provides an easy-to-use tool to think through, plan and analyse business plans, as well as understand the most important questions an investor may pose to an entrepreneur.
The second part of the guide presents some of the financing sources that can be suitable for green enterprises. Funding is an essential topic for any green business. While the funding sources are summarized based on the findings of the literature review, and aim to provide an overview of available options, the list is non-exhaustive. Investment-readiness – what it means and why it is important – is also addressed.

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Event | 07 November 2018 | Brussels, Belgium

On 7 November 2018, GREEN-WIN, TRANSRISK, and CD-LINKS are hosting the GREEN-WIN, TRANSRISK and CD-LINKS Joint Policy Day in Brussels, Belgium.

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Transformative strategies, win-win solutions and enabling conditions for energy poverty eradication and climate resilient livelihoods - Insights from India, Indonesia and South Africa

Blog / 11 July 2018 / by Dr. J. David TàbaraPacia DiazLouis LemkowAuditya SaryDr. Takeshi TakamaLauren HermanusSean AndrewGina ZiervogelManisha Mishra

Ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services for all by 2030 (UN Sustainable Development Goal 7.1) would require bringing energy to 1.1 billion people currently without electricity and nearly 2.8 billion people without access to clean cooking facilities.

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The emergence of collaborative transformative capacities for urban sustainability in Barcelona

Blog / 06 July 2018 / by Dr. J. David TàbaraPacia DiazDina HestadLouis Lemkow

Although Barcelona is generally regarded as one of the most vibrant cities in Europe regarding the development of smart solutions for urban sustainability, many difficulties and problems still remain, e.g. air quality issue.

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Can Societies Adapt to 21st Century Sea-level Rise?

Blog / 29 June 2018 / by Dr. Jochen Hinkel

Sea-levels may rise substantially above 1 or even 2 meters during the 21st century. To what extent will coastal societies be able to adapt?

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Sustainability transition through energy efficiency in the housing sector of Istanbul

Blog / 22 June 2018 / by Mahir YazarDr. Ali K. Saysel

Energy efficiency is promoted by the International Energy Agency as the ‘hidden fuel’ that contains one of the highest potential for climate change action globally. The EU’s energy efficiency mandates are some of the prerequisites that Turkey has to follow during its process of EU accession.

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Green-Win / GGKP Webinar: Win-Win Solutions for Clean Energy, Sanitation, Smart Agriculture and Resilient Communities

Event | 20 February 2018 | Webinar

How can policymakers and practitioners deliver access to energy, sanitation, and opportunities for socio-economic development to poor communities facing accelerated climate change? How can we ensure that this contributes to green growth and green business development?

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