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Green-Win Newsletter - December 2017

20 December 2017
Latest news from the Green-Win Project
Newsletter #5: Happy holidays and till 2018!
The end of 2017 has been quite dynamic for GREEN-WIN project. In this last-of-2017 newsletter you will find information concerning upcoming and past events, workshops, news, publications and blogs. Enjoy your reading.
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With warmest regards,
The Horizon 2020 GREEN-WIN and TRANSRISK projects have joined forces through a case study on coffee production and bioenergy development towards decarbonisation in Indonesia. Following this collaboration, a pilot business on production of sustainable coffee kicked off by using a low carbon technology (biogas).
GREEN-WIN Narratives Survey
Green-Win project aims to produce shared policy narratives and innovative pathways about how to implement win-win solutions. These narratives are the focus of this survey. The survey will help us to evaluate and improve the narratives, which will be one of the outputs at the end of the project, and provide input for discussions at the GREEN-WIN conference in Barcelona in March 2018.
Completing the survey should not take more than 20 minutes. We deeply appreciate your taking the time to support the GREEN-WIN project through participating in the survey. There are 16 questions in this survey.
Bridging the Finance Gap: Attracting Non-Public Finance to Coastal Adaptation Stakeholder Workshop
20 December 2017 | Dr. Alexander (Sandy) Bisaro
As a GREEN-WIN project event, at the core of the discussion was the idea that there are “win-win solutions” in coastal adaptation, that is, solutions which are both economically attractive and reduce overall flood risk. The workshop aimed to explore such win-win strategies for overcoming the finance gap though their economic attractiveness, bringing in new actors, e.g., private investors, project developers, and thus new sources of finance into the coastal adaptation space.
Students for Green Business: A Replicable Pilot Internship Program
During spring and summer 2017, The Ground_Up team ran a replicable pilot internship program focused on developing green advisory skills for university students. The purpose of the internship program was to prepare university students to develop and assess a green business model and to implement their learning in one of the business cases within the GREEN-WIN research. A pilot internship demonstrator was implemented with 2 interns who worked on the business case in Indonesia. On site, students learned the essentials of green business model development and assessment under the coordination of Ground_Up team members.
Technology Diffusion and Climate Policy: A network approach and its application to wind energy
March 2018 | Publisher(s): Paris School of Economics | Author(s): Solmaria Halleck Vega, Antoine Mandel
The role of technology transfer in the mitigation of climate change has been strongly emphasized in the recent policy debate. This paper, ​ Technology Diffusion and Climate Policy: A network approach and its application to wind energy , offers a network-based perspective on the issue. First, the authors propose a methodology to infer from technology adoption data the network of diffusion and apply it to a detailed dataset on wind energy technologies installed globally since the 1980s. The authors then perform a statistical analysis of the network. It highlights a relatively inefficient organization, characterized in particular by the weakness of South-South links, which leads to relatively long lags in the diffusion process. Against this background, the authors characterize optimal transfer/seeding strategies for an agent that aims to introduce a new technology in a developing country in view of further diffusion. Our results suggest in particular that CDM projects have been too concentrated in large emerging economies and that developed countries should put a stronger weight on the positive externalities in terms of technology transfer of cooperating with less prominent developing countries.