Regional collaborationsCollaborations North East Asia Aim to Boost Renewable Energy Deployment, Energy Efficiency
North East Asian countries (Japan, S Korea, China, Russia and Mongolia) establish regional mechanism for energy integration.
countries is key to advance renewable energy development as countries in many
regions must integrate their electrical grids and coordinate renewable energy
expansion to keep electricity supplies stable and efficient.
- Pursuing similar objectives including reducing energy cost, and increasing energy efficiency and grid stability, the group of North-East Asian countries has agreed to establish a regional mechanism for energy integration. The North-East Asia Regional Power Interconnection and Cooperation Forum (NEA-RPIC) will meet annually to facilitate information sharing and promote coordination among stakeholders. The initiative was launched during a conference on North-East Asia Regional Power Interconnection, organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and partners.
& India: Partnering to Leave No One Behind
Local community cases
Honduran Women Light the Way A partnership between the Barefoot
College, the Government of India and UNDP´s Small Grants Programme enabled
"solar engineers" to bring energy to their community.
Honduran Women Light the Way
A partnership between the Barefoot College, the Government of India and UNDP´s Small Grants Programme enabled "solar engineers" to bring energy to their community.
- “In addition to providing us with light,
we can use the radio and TV,” says 69-year-old Juanita Zambrano from Los Hornos.
“We can also charge our cell phones and bulbs. We can listen to the news, read
the Bible, talk… and we have less risk of fire.”
- “We didn’t have any diplomas like
students at a normal university,” says Alnora
“In India, we learnt using a practical approach. We brought back a lot of
knowledge to benefit our communities and, in a sense, to help them to escape
- “Without any light our children cannot
study at home,” says Juanita from Los Hornos.
“We now sleep at nine and the children can study at night.”