Climate Smart Technologies

Author: Walter Leal Filho
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364237753X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The book addresses the perceived need for a publication with looks at both, climate smart technologies and the integration of renewable energy and energy efficiency in mitigation and adaptation responses. Based on a set of papers submitted as part of the fifth on-line climate conference (CLIMATE 2012) and a major conference on renewable energy on island States held in Mauritius in 2012, the book provides a wealth of information on climate change strategies and the role of smart technologies. The book has been produced in the context of the project "Small Developing Island Renewable Energy Knowledge and Technology Transfer Network" (DIREKT), funded by the ACP Science and Technology Programme, an EU programme for cooperation between the European Union and the ACP region. ​

The Cook Islands

Author: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9789292571474
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Cook Islands is among the best performing Pacific island economies, with many structures in place that support private sector investment, including an internationally competitive tax regime, an open trade regime, and good standards of education and health care. The government is committed to pursuing sustainable development through private-sectorled growth. Yet, the Cook Islands faces significant challenges in realizing its full potential such as a sluggish business entry process and inadequate infrastructure. This private sector assessment identifies priority policy areas and recommends the most important, strategic steps on which the government should focus to improve the business environment.