Second report of 1 Gigaton Coalition released

Renewable energy and energy efficiency projects implemented in developing countries from 2005 to 2015 will reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by almost half a gigatonne by 2020, according to the second report by the 1 Gigaton Coalition.

These reductions could more than double, reaching one...

First report of 1 Gigaton Coalition released

The inaugural report of the 1 Gigaton Coalition, entitled Narrowing the Emissions Gap: Contributions from renewable energy and energy efficiency activities, is now available, and details the emissions saved after analysing nearly 6,000 renewable energy and energy efficiency activities in...

1 Gigaton Coalition launched at Lima’s COP20

The Ministerial Launch of the 1 Gigaton Coalition was held on 10 December 2014 at COP20 in Lima, with about 70 participants including 30 from governments and 40 representatives from private sector, NGOs and academia.

The 1 Gigaton Coalition was officially launched on 10 December 2014 at COP20 in...

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Our mission

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The 1 Gigaton Coalition aims to measure and report reductions of greenhouse gas emissions resulting from renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives and programmes that are not accounted for in the Emissions Gap Report, which are estimated to be 1 GtCO2e by 2020.

We aim to do so by creating a methodology in our annual 1 Gigaton Coalition reports, which will highlight specific countries and programmes by applying this methodology. We also collaborate with partners and stakeholders by holding workshops and webinars on common challenges with emissions calculation methodologies, and avenues for collaboration for a harmonised methodology.

What we do

  • wwd-3Annual Report of the 1GtC

    Our reports create a methodology to quantify GHG reductions from initiatives for renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries, and highlights success stories.

  • wwd-1Workshops

    We hold workshops throughout the year on topics including the 1GtC methodology application, harmonised MRV methodology and gender.

  • wwd-21GtC Meetings

    We hold three annual meetings; a Coalition Meeting for all stakeholders, the Technical Advisory Group meeting and the Steering Group meeting.

News

Second report of 1 Gigaton Coalition released

30 October 2016

Second report of 1 Gigaton Coalition released

Renewable energy and energy efficiency projects implemented in developing countries from 2005 to 2015 will reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by almost half a gigatonne by 2020, according to the second report by the 1 Gigaton Coalition. These reductions could more than double, reaching one gigatonne, if developed nations deliver on commitments made in Paris last year to provide $100 billion in annual climate financing for developing nations by 2020, finds the report. One gigatonne is roughly equivalent to the emissions generated by transport in the European Union (including aviation) over a year. “Internationally supported projects on renewable energy and energy efficiency are...
First report of 1 Gigaton Coalition released

6 December 2015

First report of 1 Gigaton Coalition released

The inaugural report of the 1 Gigaton Coalition, entitled Narrowing the Emissions Gap: Contributions from renewable energy and energy efficiency activities, is now available, and details the emissions saved after analysing nearly 6,000 renewable energy and energy efficiency activities in developing countries. They show the potential for further emissions reductions if programmes and initiatives are supported further to replicate successful projects more widely. The report is based on the current level of activities in renewable energy and energy efficiency in the energy sector. However, after the COP21 negotiations, the level of green energy financing is likely to increase, and the...
Ministerial Launch of first report

9 October 2015

Ministerial Launch of first report

The 1 Gigaton Coalition is pleased to announce that its inaugural report will be launched at the Paris COP21 on 7 December 2015. This report is an important first step in addressing previously uncounted data and methodology gaps in the emissions gap picture, namely the role of renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives in the energy sector. The Ministerial Launch will be held during the historic COP21 on Monday 7 December at 12.15-13.45 in the Nordic Pavilion. Please note that space is limited to 40 seats. If you would like to attend, please email Ms. Minori Lee at minori.lee.affiliate@unep.org with the subject title ‘Ministerial launch’ to reserve your space. Additionally,...
First Coalition Meeting

6 June 2015

First Coalition Meeting

The first Coalition meeting was held to present progress and seek views from partners on the way forward. It was decided to keep the structure of the coalition lean and efficient, and focus on producing a useful and credible first report of the Coalition ahead of COP21.
  • Dr. Zitouni Ould-Dada presented an overview based on the Framework document and provided an update on the activities of the Coalition: Timeframe for regional meetings and events, including a regional meeting in Santiago, Chile on 30 June; and
  •  Producing the first Report from the Coalition and launching it at COP 21 in Paris.
Dr. Ould-Dada also highlighted the benefits of joining to the Coalition Partners.
  • The...
1 Gigaton Coalition launched at Lima’s COP20

10 December 2014

1 Gigaton Coalition launched at Lima’s COP20

The Ministerial Launch of the 1 Gigaton Coalition was held on 10 December 2014 at COP20 in Lima, with about 70 participants including 30 from governments and 40 representatives from private sector, NGOs and academia. The 1 Gigaton Coalition was officially launched on 10 December 2014 at COP20 in Lima, with speakers including E.H. Tine Sundtoft, Minister of Climate and Environment, Norway; Mr Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP; Dr Alice Kaudia, Environment Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources, Kenya; Mr Adnan Amin, Director General, IRENA; Sir David King, Special Representative for Climate Change, United Kingdom; and Mr Halldor Thorgeirsson, Director of Strategy,...

Resources

  • 2016 Report – Renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries

    Download the 1 Gigaton Coalition’s second report ‘Renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries: contributions to reducing global emissions’

     

  • 2015 Report – Narrowing the Emissions Gap

    Download ‘Narrowing the Emissions Gap: Contributions from renewable energy and energy efficiency activities’

  • Framework Document

    The Framework Document outlines our goal, aspiration, scope, methods of participation, and our expectations from partners.

  • Brochure – EN

    Find out more about who we are, what we do, and how we can work with you to help close the emissions gap.

  • Brochure – FR

    Find out more about who we are, what we do, and how we can work with you to help close the emissions gap.

  • Brochure – ES

    Find out more about who we are, what we do, and how we can work with you to help close the emissions gap.

  • Narrowing the Emissions Gap – Key Findings (EN)

    This document sets out the Key Findings and Executive Summary from the inaugural report of the 1 Gigaton Coalition, ‘Narrowing the Emissions Gap: Contributions from renewable energy and energy efficiency activities’.

  • Réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre – Principales conclusions (FR)

    Principales conclusions et Résumé analytique du premier rapport de la Coalition 1 gigatonne, Réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre : Contributions des activités faisant appel aux énergies renouvelables et à forte efficacité énergétique

  • Summary – MRV Methodology Discussion

    This discussion examined the methodological challenges and potential solutions related to GHG mitigation accounting for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects

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The 1 Gigaon Caolition

At the moment we have decided to keep the structure of the Coalition lean and simple as we focus our energy and time on the publication of the first report at the Paris COP.

Participation in the 1 Gigaton Coalition is welcomed by both developed and developing countries, as well as others, including international organisations, representatives of the private sector, academia and civil society.

Please email to join us, or find out more about our work at:

1gigaton@unep.org