In preparation for the International Conference on Renewable Energy in Bonn, June 1-4, 2004, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the International Institute for Energy Conservation jointly launched a study to examine best practices in developing countries for the successful transition to a renewable energy future. The results are scheduled to be released in early spring 2004. This study will lay out a new way of thinking about renewable energy and its role in development.


The expert workshop that will bring together authors of the study, additional project partners from Brazil, India, Kenya, South Africa and Thailand, and experts from international organizations, donor countries, business and civil society organizations will be organized on Tuesday, January 27, 2004, 8:45am – 3:00pm at the Resources for the Future, 7th Floor; 1616 P Street, NW; Washington DC. This workshop aims at introducing the findings and first analyses of the study to discuss lessons and comparisons. It will look at the shape of the national programs, their effectiveness, and applicability to other countries, and at obstacles for governments, international organizations, business partners and civil society organizations. The expected outcome will be a framework for comparison of lessons and experiences for governments and stakeholders in the case study countries, further peer countries, international organizations as well as donor governments. The results of this workshop will be incorporated in the final study, which is to be published in April 2004.


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