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Despite lower fossil fuel prices, renewable power expanded at its fastest-ever rate in 2015, thanks to supportive government policies and sharp cost reductions. Renewables accounted for more than half of the world’s additional electricity capacity in 2015.

Source: International Energy Agency (IEA)

The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation provide the Global Solar Atlas—in addition to a series of global, regional and country GIS data layers and poster maps—to support the scale-up of solar power in their client countries.

Source: The World Bank Group
Date: January 2017

This guide is intended to present, in a practical and comprehensive manner, basic smart city concepts and principles, as well as the elements necessary for the formation of smart cities.

Source: Inter-American Development Bank
Date: July 2016

Australia, with the United Kingdom, led developed countries to deliver a roadmap to meeting the collective goal of mobilizing US$100 billion a year in climate finance for developing countries by 2020.

Source: Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The International Geothermal Association (IGA), founded in 1988, is a scientific, educational and cultural organization. As of 2016, the IGA has more than 5,000 members in over 65 countries.

Source: International Geothermal Association

TRANSrisk conducted 15 case studies that explore the transition to low-carbon economies, including 14 country-level case studies and one at the global and regional level.

Source: Transitions Pathways and Risk Analysis for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaption Strategies (TRANSrisk)
Date: November 2016

The Climatescope website offers a review of clean energy deployment activity and climate change mitigation efforts in dozens of emerging markets across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Source: Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Date: December 2016

This newsletter highlights how work on climate change mitigation and transparency issues has progressed since the Bonn Climate Change Conference in 2016.

Source: UNFCCC Secretariat: Mitigation, Data and Analysis Unit
Date: June 2016

This yearbook shows data sets on renewable power-generation capacity for 2006-2015, renewable power generation for 2006-2014 and renewable energy balances for 100 countries and areas for 2013 and 2014.

Source: International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Date: August 2016

This annual report provides a comprehensive and detailed picture of the investment landscape across fuels, technologies and countries.

Source: International Energy Agency (IEA)
Date: September 2016