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The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) was founded on the belief that economic growth and environmental sustainability are not merely compatible objectives; their integration is essential for the future of humankind. The Institute is designed to be an open, global platform to support experimentation and collective learning by developing countries seeking to leapfrog the resource-intensive and environmentally unsustainable model of industrial development pioneered by advanced economies in an earlier era.

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) develops the guidelines and the fundamental concepts on which the German development policy is based. It devises long-term strategies for cooperation with the various players concerned and defines the rules for implementing that cooperation. These are the foundations for developing share projects with partner countries and international development organizations.

The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) is a global knowledge and technical assistance program administered by the World Bank. It provides analytical and advisory services to low- and middle-income countries to increase their know-how and institutional capacity to achieve environmentally sustainable energy solutions for poverty reduction and economic growth. ESMAP is funded by Australia, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, as well as by the World Bank.

The World Bank Group has two goals for the world to achieve by 2030; end extreme poverty and promote shared prosperity.

Specifically:

  • End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.25 a day to no more than 3%
  • Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries.

Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.

The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is a global partnership of leading international organizations, research institutes and think tanks that identifies and addresses major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice. Through widespread consultation and world-class research, the GGKP provides practitioners and policymakers with the tools needed to support a green economy transition. The Climate-Smart Planning Platform, through the World Bank’s program on “Data and Decision-Making Tools for Green Growth”, is an affiliated program of the GGKP.

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory develops renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices, advances science and engineering, and transfers knowledge and innovations to address energy and environmental goals. NREL has developed a broad suite of analysis models and databases to support clean energy technology, policy, and market analysis by governments, the private sector, and technical institutes, along with reference materials on assessment methods. Many of the NREL analysis tools are used by countries throughout the world and NREL conducts collaboration on energy efficiency and renewable energy assessment with countries in all regions.

Since its founding in 1966, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been driven by an inspiration and dedication to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. By targeting investments wisely, in partnership with developing member countries and other stakeholders, the ADB helps alleviate poverty and create a world in which everyone can share in the benefits of sustained and inclusive growth. Whether it is through investment in infrastructure, health care services, financial and public administration systems, or helping nations prepare for the impact of climate change, or better manage their natural resources, ADB is committed to helping developing member countries evolve into thriving, modern economies that are well integrated with each other and the world.

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) supports decision-makers in developing countries in designing and delivering climate compatible development. It does this by combining research, advisory services and knowledge-sharing in support of locally owned and managed policy processes.

 

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
ESA is an international organisation with 20 Member States. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, it can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country.
 
What does ESA do?
 
ESA’s job is to draw up the European space programme and carry it through. ESA's programmes are designed to find out more about Earth, its immediate space environment, our Solar System and the Universe, as well as to develop satellite-based technologies and services, and to promote European industries. ESA also works closely with space organisations outside Europe.

The Athena Sustainable Materials Institute is a think tank working with leading construction sector practitioners, product manufacturers and policy makers in partnership towards the next generation of green buildings. Athena does so largely through work for the common good, such as the continued development of its life cycle assessment (LCA) design tools, the Impact Estimator and the EcoCalculator. The Institute is frequently contracted for custom research projects that require a particularly deep level of knowledge and experience in construction sector LCA

aWhere's Location Intelligence Platform transforms how global development initiatives are managed and monitored. The platform enables the integration of complex agricultural, environmental, and public health data into local, actionable insight. Precipitation plays an important role in agriculture; this is especially true in developing countries, where rain fed agriculture is the dominant form of food production.

aWhere is pursuing innovative ICT solutions to address the lack of access to localized, interpretable information. Recently, the aWhere Platform, which offers open access to highly localized weather data through a web-based interface, incorporated a new global weather resource: satellite-derived precipitation data created through Colorado State University's Cooperative Institute through Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA). This newly incorporated product has better spatial and temporal resolution than existing sources and begins to address the need for accurate precipitation data in remote regions of the world.
While localized weather information is not a solution to the threats on agriculture and food production posed by climate change; it offers a useful tool to support the global development community’s efforts to sustain and intensify agricultural production to feed a growing world population.

C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a network of the world’s megacities committed to implementing meaningful and sustainable climate-related actions that will help address climate change. Acting both locally and collaboratively, C40 Cities are having a global impact in reducing both greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks. Through a partnership with the Clinton Climate Initiative, C40 brings together a unique set of assets and creates a shared sense of purpose. C40 offers cities an effective forum where they can collaborate, share knowledge and drive measurable action on climate change.

The Carbon Trust is a world-leading organization helping businesses and the public sector to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy through carbon reduction, energy-savings and the use of low carbon technologies. The Carbon Trust supports governments in the development of low carbon strategies and policies, measures, and certifies the environmental footprint, the supply chain, and products or services of organizations.  The Carbon Trust develops and deploys low carbon technologies by prioritizing, designing, and delivering large scale renewable energy programs.

Cardiff University (Welsh: Prifysgol Caerdydd) was founded in 1883 and is internationally recognized as being among the very top tier of Britain's research-intensive universities. Cardiff University is a member of the Russell Group. It is located in Cardiff, Wales, and is composed of three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Biomedical and Life Sciences; and Physical Sciences and Engineering. It excels in producing high quality, innovative research which directly translates to deliver benefits locally and worldwide.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) work to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. CDC’s Climate and Health Program works to prevent and adapt to the possible health effects of climate change. The program identifies the populations most vulnerable to these impacts, predicts future trends, creates systems to detect and respond to emerging health threats, and designs programs to manage health risks now, and in the future.

The Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP) brings together some of the world's leading researchers on climate change economics and policy, from many different disciplines. It was established in 2008. CCCEP is hosted jointly by the University of Leeds and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and is chaired by Lord Nicholas Stern. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Munich Re.

Clean Air Asia’s mission is to promote better air quality and livable cities by translating knowledge to policies and actions that reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in the Asian region. It was established in 2001 as the premier air quality network for Asia by the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and USAID. As a trusted change maker, Clean Air Asia uses knowledge and partnerships to enable Asia's 1000 cities and national governments understand problems, identify solutions and implement these effectively.

The Clean Energy Solutions Center serves as a first-stop clearinghouse of clean energy policy reports, data, and tools, and provides interactive expert assistance and training forums. It is an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, a global forum to share best practices and promote policies and programs that encourage and facilitate the transition to a global clean energy economy. The Solutions Center also receives support from a unique partnership with UN-Energy, the United Nations’ interagency mechanism to scale-up global clean energy use.

The Climate Knowledge Brokers (CKB) Group, of which the Climate-Smart Planning Platform is a member, is an informal alliance of around fifty of the leading global, regional and national websites specializing in climate and development information. It brings together a diverse set of information players, from international organizations to research institutes, NGOs and good practice networks, and covers the full breadth of climate related themes. The focus is primarily on online initiatives, and those that play an explicit knowledge brokerage role, rather than being simply institutional websites.

CLASP improves the environmental and energy performance of the appliances and related systems we use every day, lessening their impacts on people and the world around us. CLASP develops and shares transformative policy and market solutions in collaboration with global experts and local stakeholders. Since 1999, CLASP has worked in over 50 countries on 6 continents pursuing every aspect of appliance efficiency – from helping structure new policies to evaluating existing programs.  CLASP works on the ground in Beijing, Brussels, New Delhi, and Washington, DC, policy by policy, and also convenes global decision-makers to catalyze transformative action.  Activities at each level build off and inform each other to maximize policy and market impacts and resulting climate and energy benefits.

Ecofys is a leading consultancy in renewable energy, energy & carbon efficiency, energy systems & markets and energy & climate policy. Knowledge and innovation are the key factors in turning the ideas of today into viable realities for tomorrow. Ecofys supports public and corporate organizations alike to adapt to changes and identify new opportunities quickly. Ecofys possesses deep knowledge across the entire spectrum of renewable energy, energy & carbon efficiency, energy systems & markets, energy & climate policies.

Eldis is an online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues. Eldis aims to share the best in development, policy, practice and research. It includes over 30,000 summaries and links to free full-text research and policy documents from over 8,000 publishers. Eldis' partners are IID in Bangladesh, CSDMS in India, Soul Beat Africa, and the National Library Service in Malawi.

The Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program (ETSAP) is an Implementing Agreement of the International Energy Agency (IEA), first established in 1976. It functions as a consortium of member country teams and invited teams that actively cooperate to establish, maintain, and expand a consistent multi-country energy/economy/environment/engineering (4E) analytical capability. Its backbone consists of individual national teams in nearly 70 countries, and a common, comparable and combinable methodology, mainly based on the MARKAL/TIMES family of models, permitting the compilation of long term energy scenarios and in-depth national, multi-country, and global energy and environmental analyses.

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of sustainable development and global governance, in particular climate change and sustainability, energy and economic issues. The starting point of FEEM research is the realization of the high level of complexity in problems emerging from the global economy. Specifically, FEEM focuses on the need to foster awareness of the interaction between the private sector and the environment, the economy and energy scenarios, corporate and cultural responsibility.

The mandate of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy. Achieving food security for all is at the heart of Food and Agriculture Organization's efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. An intergovernmental organization, FAO has 194 Member Nations, two associate members and one member organization, the European Union.

The  Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) is an independent advisory body of the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The STAP comprises six expert advisers supported by a Secretariat. The STAP is responsible for connecting the GEF to the most up to date, authoritative, and globally representative science.

The GEF is a partnership where 183 countries work together with international institutions,civil society organizations and the private sector,to address global environmental issues.
 
Since 1991, the GEF has provided $13.5 billion in grants and leveraged $65 billion in co-financing for 3,900 projects in more than 165 developing countries. For 23 years, developed and developing countries alike have provided these funds to support activities related to biodiversity, climate change, international waters, land degradation, and chemicals and waste in the context of development projects and programs. 
 
Through its Small Grants Programme (SGP) the GEF has made more than 20,000 grants to civil society and community based organizations for a total of $1 billion.

Among the major results of these investments, the GEF has set up protected areas around the world equal roughly to the area of Brazil; reduced carbon emissions by 2.3 billion tonnes; eliminated the use of ozone depleting substances in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia; transformed the management of 33 major river basins and one-third of the world's large marine ecosystems; slowed the advance of desertification in Africa by improving agricultural practices—and all this while contributing to better the livelihood and food security of millions of people.
 
The GEF serves as financial mechanism for the following conventions:
- Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
- Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)
- UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
- Minamata Convention on Mercury

HOMER Energy LLC provides software, services, and community tools to analyze and optimize distributed power systems and systems that incorporate high penetrations of renewable energy sources. HOMER Energy was incorporated in 2009 to commercialize the Hybrid Optimization Model for Electric Renewables (HOMER), which was originally developed by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is the world's leading association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development. A powerful movement of 12 mega-cities, 100 super-cities and urban regions, 450 large cities as well as 450 medium-sized cities and towns in 86 countries, the group promotes local action for global sustainability and supports cities to become sustainable, resilient, resource-efficient, bio-diverse, and low-carbon; ICLEI helps build a smart infrastructure; and to develop an inclusive, green urban economy with the ultimate aim to achieve healthy and happy communities.

The Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) is a leading organization in the promotion of sustainable and equitable transportation worldwide. ITDP works with municipalities, national and state governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector, mainly in developing countries, to implement projects that cut greenhouse gas emissions, reduce poverty, and improve the quality of urban life. ITDP’s primary programs include developing bus rapid transit (BRT) systems, promoting transit-oriented development (TOD), reforming parking regulations, and planning facilities for bicycles and pedestrians. Other programs include traffic demand management (TDM) and climate policy.

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is one of the world's leading organizations for international development research, teaching and communications. Its research tackles the complex and persistent challenges of global poverty and injustice, taking a multidisciplinary approach and working with an international network of partners to develop research applied in development policy and practice.

Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) supports practical developing country research to promote growth and development, in support of Canada’s foreign policy efforts. The result is innovative, lasting solutions that aim to improve lives and livelihoods.

The International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy (IINAS) is an independent trans-disciplinary research organization based in Darmstadt (Germany). IINAS is a small think-tank that is part of an extensive international network of scientists--in partner institutes and associated independent consultants—that provide integrated research, analyses and consultancy services in the sustainability domain. In its research IINAS partners with decision-makers in both the private and public sectors as well as with other stakeholders (including NGOs such as IUCN and WWF).

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is a Canadian-based, international public policy research institute for sustainable development. IISD has chosen to focus on topics that are ripe for transformation—where a shift in policy has the potential to snowball and, before too long, to change the nature of the game. It is only through a focus on game-changers that we will make up the sustainability deficit that has accumulated and move towards a better future.

The International Partnership on Mitigation and MRV (IPMM) encourages countries to step up mitigation ambition and carry out the transformation towards a sustainable low-carbon society. To this end, the Partnership supports the design, set-up, and effective implementation of: Low-Emission Development Strategies and Plans (LEDS); Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs); Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems and Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). It facilitates the exchange of good practice on mitigation related experiences and MRV between climate negotiators, policymakers. and practitioners from more than 60 developing and developed countries in order to learn from each other, build trust and inform the United Nations (UN) climate negotiations.

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future. It serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy.
 
IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.

The mission of the IRI is to enhance society’s capability to understand, anticipate and manage the impacts of climate in order to improve human welfare and the environment.  The IRI conducts this mission through strategic and applied research, education, capacity building, and by providing forecasts and information products with an emphasis on practical and verifiable utility and partnership.  - Research to improve understanding of past, present and future climate, and its use for societal benefit. - Research to improve understanding of past, present and future climate, and its use for societal benefit. - Free access to data, information and tools people need to turn climate risk into resilience and opportunity. - Prediction, forecasting and historical analysis to support real world decision making. - Learning from our partners and sharing our expertise through trainings around the world and in the classroom.

The International Sustainable Systems Research Center (ISSRC) works with developing countries in Central and East Asia, Africa, North and South America to build capacity and to meet sustainability goals. One of the goals of the ISSRC is to build capacity in the cities and countries where projects are carried out to enable them to conduct their own research activities that improve the environmental management process. In this consideration, attempts are made to develop formal relationships with quality technical organizations where ISSRC can help to improve local capabilities.

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. In the world of science, Berkeley Lab is synonymous with “excellence.” Thirteen Nobel prizes are associated with Berkeley Lab.

The LEDS Global Partnership (LEDS GP)  engages more than 100 government agencies, international organizations, and technical institutes in all regions in advancing climate resilient low emissions development. The LEDS GP fosters peer learning, technical collaboration, and coordination of activities through regional platforms in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean and global working streams on LEDS analysis, planning, financing, and sector specific programs.

Lumina develops and disseminates innovative technologies that help individuals and organizations make effective decisions. Lumina's flagship software product, Analytica, is a quantitative decision-support environment that helps people visualize problems with a clarity and power far beyond what is possible in a spreadsheet.

Mitigation Action Plans and Scenarios (MAPS) is a collaboration amongst developing countries to establish the evidence base for long-term transition to robust economies that are both carbon efficient and climate resilient. In this way MAPS contributes to ambitious climate change mitigation that aligns economic development with poverty alleviation.
Central to MAPS is the way it combines research and stakeholder interest with policy and planning. Our participative process engages stakeholders from all sectors within countries and partners them with the best indigenous and international research.
MAPS grew out of the experience of the Government mandated Long Term Mitigation Scenarios (LTMS) process that took place in South Africa between 2005 and 2008. The LTMS, with its home-grown stakeholder-driven approach, its reliance on scenarios and the rigour of its research and modelling were key to its approach. The LTMS informed South Africa’s position for Copenhagen and is the base of much of our domestic climate change policy.

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resources products. It is an established leader in science and technology in the fields of energy, forests, minerals and metals and uses its expertise in earth sciences to build and maintain an up-to-date knowledge base of the Canadian landmass. NRCan also represent Canada at the international level to meet the country's global commitments related to the sustainable development of natural resources.

The Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR), provides funding and technical assistance for innovation and piloting of market-based instruments for GHG emissions reduction. It is a grant-based, global partnership of developed and developing countries established by the World Bank. The PMR is country-led and builds on countries’ own mitigation priorities. Particular focus is on mitigation approaches that lead to a price on carbon – such as domestic ETS and carbon taxes. In addition, the PMR also provides a platform for technical discussions of such instruments to spur innovation and support implementation.

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) is a market catalyst for clean energy in developing countries and emerging markets. In this role, it acts as a funder, information provider, and connector for up-scaling clean energy business models.

There, we build scale by connecting funding to projects, practice to knowledge and knowledge to policy.

REEEP uses donor funding to support a portfolio of high potential ventures that create energy access and combat climate change, often attracting private finance. REEEP monitors and evaluates projects within their policy, financial and commercial environments to gain insight into opportunities and barriers. REEEP feeds this knowledge back into the project, the portfolio and the policy framework to continuously advance markets for clean energy.

REN21 is a global RE policy multi-stakeholder network that connects key actors to facilitate knowledge exchange, policy development and joint action towards a rapid global transition to RE.

REN21 promotes renewable energy to meet the needs of both industrialized and developing countries that are driven by climate change, energy security, development and poverty alleviation Publications (flagship Renewables Global Status Report) and GSR Policy Table. REN21's Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) has grown to become a truly collaborative effort of over 500 authors, contributors and reviewers, and is today the most frequently referenced report on renewable energy market, industry and policy trends. It provides testimony to the undeterred growth of electricity, heat, and fuel production capacities from renewable energy sources, including solar PV, wind power, solar hot water/heating, biofuels, hydropower, and geothermal.

SNV is an international not-for-profit development organization. SNV believes that no-one should have to live in poverty and that all people should have the opportunity to pursue their own sustainable development. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, SNV has built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. By sharing specialist expertise in agriculture, renewable energy, and water, sanitation & hygiene, SNV is able to contribute to solving some of the leading problems facing the world today.

The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is an independent international research institute engaged in environment and development issues at local, national, regional, and global policy levels for more than 20 years. The Institute seeks to bring about change for sustainable development by bridging science and policy, and by providing integrated analysis that supports decision makers.

The International Council on Clean Transportation is an independent nonprofit organization that provides unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change. Our participants’ council and staff work with national and regional governments to leverage the collective expertise of a global network of specialists to promote policies for clean, efficient transportation.

The Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) advances global market transformation for energy efficient products. The Initiative’s 16 participating governments work collaboratively to turn knowledge into action, accelerating the transition to a clean energy future through effective appliance and equipment energy efficiency policies and related measures. SEAD supports this effort by (1) providing knowledge and tools that can help impact policy change, (2) highlighting the benefits and urgency of implementing energy-efficient equipment and appliance policies, and (3) increasing awareness among manufacturers and retailers of the value of producing and stocking super-efficient products. SEAD is a task of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation and was launched as an Initiative at the first CEM in Washington, D.C. in 2010.

The Swedish Life Cycle Center is a center of excellence for the advance of life cycle thinking in industry and other parts of society.

   

The center is a collaborative venture where industry, academics, and government join forces in the ambition to reduce the environmental impact of current and future production and consumption systems. The center has been in existence since 1996. Whilst, over the years, the member organizations have changed, the focus on environmental systems analysis and open exchange of information and knowledge between organizations has been preserved.

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

The UCL Energy Institute delivers world-leading learning, research and policy support on the challenges of climate change and energy security. Our approach blends expertise from across UCL, to make a truly interdisciplinary contribution to the development of a globally sustainable energy system. We are part of The Bartlett: UCL's global faculty of the built environment.
At the Institute, we have a strong focus on the application of energy models in our research. A core set of models used are based on the MARKAL/TIMES family of models, developed and maintained by the Energy Technology Systems Analysis Program (ETSAP), an Implementing Agreement of the International Energy Agency (IEA). Models have been developed and maintained for national, regional and global analysis, which have been effectively used to inform UK policy, in addition to contributing extensively to academic research on energy and climate change issues.

UN-Energy was initiated as a mechanism to promote coherence within the United Nations family of organizations in the energy field and to develop increased collective engagement between the UN and key external stakeholders. Its envisaged role was to increase the sharing of information, encourage and facilitate joint programming and develop action-oriented approaches to coordination. It was hoped that it would develop into a systemwide network open to all and a mechanism by which a range of organizational actors could work with the United Nations to ensure a more coherent approach to addressing energy issues.

UNEP DTU Partnership (formerly UNEP Risø Centre) is a leading international research and advisory institution on energy, climate, and sustainable development. It is a UNEP collaborating centre operating under a tripartite agreement between Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark, UNEP and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
UNEP DTU Partnership is an active participant in both the planning and implementation of UNEP’s Climate Change Strategy and Energy Programme. Through in-depth research, policy analysis, and capacity building activities, the Partnership assists developing countries in a transition towards more low carbon development paths, and supports integration of climate-resilience in national development.
UNEP DTU Partnership comprises two Centres: Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development, and the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency. It is located in Denmark at the UN City in Copenhagen and boasts of a team of more than 60 scientists and economists from 20 countries.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the voice for the environment in the United Nations system. It is an advocate, educator, catalyst and facilitator, promoting the wise use of the planet's natural assets for sustainable development. UNEP's mission is "to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations."

With 196 Parties, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has near universal membership and is the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol has been ratified by 192 of the UNFCCC Parties.

The ultimate objective of both treaties is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system.

The mission of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and the environment. To accomplish this mission, we: develop and enforce regulations, give grants, study environmental issues, sponsor partnerships, teach people about the environment and publish information.

EPA's main purpose is to ensure that:
•all Americans are protected from significant risks to human health and the environment where they live, learn and work;
•national efforts to reduce environmental risk are based on the best available scientific information;
•federal laws protecting human health and the environment are enforced fairly and effectively;
•environmental protection is an integral consideration in U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy;
•all parts of society -- communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments -- have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks;
•environmental protection contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive; and
•the United States plays a leadership role in working with other nations to protect the global environment.

The University of Manchester is one of the world-leading universities actively engaged in research on sustainability and climate change. Among many research groups, it houses the Sustainable Industrial Systems (SIS) group which works closely with industry and other organizations to help identify sustainable industrial solutions along the whole supply chains. Researchers at the University of Manchester developed the Carbon Calculations over the Life Cycle (CCaLC), an environmental sustainability project.

The World Bank Carbon Finance Assist is a global connector of knowledge, learning, and innovation for poverty reduction. CF-Assist supports the World Bank Group’s operational work and its country clients in this rapidly changing landscape by forging new dynamic approaches to capacity development. CF-Assist offers three areas of support to its developing-country clients: Open Knowledge, Collaborative Governance, and Innovative Solutions.