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News: Chemonics’ Sri Lanka Energy Program Wins 2024 SID-US Innovation Competition

May 7, 2024
2 Minute Read
SID-US recognized the USAID Sri Lanka Energy Program’s use of electric vehicle battery swapping stations with the popular vote award in their annual innovation competition.

USAID’s Climate Strategy in Action: Expanding Seedling Production in Lebanon Amidst Climate Change

Anastacia Hajj
April 24, 2024
2 Minute Read
In a blog originally written for Climatelinks, we share how USAID’s Lebanon Community Support Program, implemented by Chemonics, is leveraging renewable energy to support communities reliant on agriculture.
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3 Questions with Amer Barghouth: In Search of Energy Democracy

Amer Barghouth
April 16, 2024
5 Minute Read
Access to reliable, sustainable energy continues to be a global challenge, and Amer Barghouth explains why he believes this will only change when mindsets change.
A Heat Power Station in Kyiv, Ukraine

Transforming Ukraine’s District Heating: Technology to the Rescue

Rick Whitaker | Jim Lyon PE, US Decarbonization Lead – Built Environment, AECOM
February 22, 2024
5 Minute Read
New technology, such as heat pumps, has the potential to transform Ukraine’s outdated District Heating infrastructure into modern, efficient, sustainable, equitable, and resilient systems.
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Perspective: What’s New About the Nairobi Declaration for Climate Investment

Edward Hoyt
September 20, 2023
3 Minute Read
A new declaration championed by African leaders pushes for fiscal reform to support developing countries in investing in climate adaptation and response.
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Reducing Fossil Fuel Use Is Key to the Sustainable Energy Transition

Matt Arnold
June 15, 2023
4 Minute Read
Development agencies are promoting renewable energy development all over the world. Now can they help reduce the burning of fossil fuels?
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Development Works Here with Achini Wijesinghe

Achini Wijesinghe
May 5, 2023
< 1 Minute Read
Development works here because great people work here. We’re excited to introduce you to our team.
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Targeting a Just Transition as We Invest In Our Planet

Tara Sabre Collier | Oliver Paynel |
April 20, 2023
5 Minute Read
Climate change and social inequality are two of the greatest challenges facing the world today. As we invest in our planet, the onus is upon us to ensure the flows of climate finance and corresponding policies don’t further widen inequality and erode economic justice.
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Perspective: Our Energy Experts on the Inadequacy of Bangladesh’s Power Sector

Edward Hoyt
October 12, 2022
2 Minute Read
A countrywide blackout affecting Bangladesh brings to light major challenges in its power sector.