1. CPI Webinar: The Challenge of Institutional Investment in Renewable Energy

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    This webinar shares the results of CPI’s recent analysis, The Challenge of Institutional Investment in Renewable Energy, which can be found here: http://climatepolicyinitiative.org/publication/the-challenge-of-institutional-investment-in-renewable-energy/ Institutional investors, which together manage assets of over $70 trillion, often have investment objectives that are aligned with the investment profile of infrastructure. At first glance, access to this large pool of capital and the alignment of objectives should help lower the costs of financing renewable energy. In this study, CPI finds that while these investors could supply a significant share of the total required investment, various factors limit the extent to which they can invest in a way that could lower the cost of financing renewable energy. Furthermore, financial regulation of institutional investors, regulation of energy markets, and renewable energy policy, often create additional obstacles to renewable energy investment. Options for increasing institutional investor involvement include: removing energy and renewable energy policy barriers; improving investment practices at the institutional investors; modifying financial regulation and national pension policies; developing pooled investment vehicles for renewable energy projects; and, strengthening the role of potential corporate investors in renewable energy.

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    • A glimpse of the Sustainable Street 2030

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      Walking on a street of a sustainable city in 20 years from now… Sustainable consumption has become an increasingly important topic on the European political agenda. Putting the evidence-based policy-making into the practice of Sustainable Consumption and Production, though, requires exploring and testing innovative tools of knowledge brokerage. The objective of CORPUS – a three-year research project, which started in January 2010 and was supported under the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7) – was to experiment with and develop new integrative modalities of knowledge brokerage at the science-policy interface. The idea of walking on a sustainable street in 20 years from now, developed by Strategic Design Scenarios, was the vision that came up to design this toolkit for collaborative scenario building. Pulling ourselves out of our daily contexts and current mindsets to envision the future in an open and creative way is one of the bottlenecks in participative forward-looking activities. The vision of walking for a short while on a street of a sustainable futures society, experiencing a walkable neighbourhood with refurbished passive houses in a resilient city brought to build a light exhibition with snapshots of the future, posters and manifestos that would immerse participants to a projection exercise into a stimulating, controversial, slightly provoking environment to set the right mood for an open strategic conversation. The toolkit that was designed, consists of a series of 24 visual posters produced for each of the 3 topics of sustainable food, mobility and housing developed for the CORPUS project and in proposing them as stimulating material to kick-off collaborative workshops between policy-makers and researchers or between other heterogeneous stakeholders using shared scenario building activities.

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      • MAKING OF - CORPUS Scenario building workshops

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        Walking on a street of a sustainable city in 20 years from now… Sustainable consumption has become an increasingly important topic on the European political agenda. Putting the evidence-based policy-making into the practice of Sustainable Consumption and Production, though, requires exploring and testing innovative tools of knowledge brokerage. The objective of CORPUS – a three-year research project, which started in January 2010 and was supported under the European Commission’s Seventh Framework Program (FP7) – was to experiment with and develop new integrative modalities of knowledge brokerage at the science-policy interface. The idea of walking on a sustainable street in 20 years from now, developed by Strategic Design Scenarios, was the vision that came up to design this toolkit for collaborative scenario building. Pulling ourselves out of our daily contexts and current mindsets to envision the future in an open and creative way is one of the bottlenecks in participative forward-looking activities. The vision of walking for a short while on a street of a sustainable futures society, experiencing a walkable neighbourhood with refurbished passive houses in a resilient city brought to build a light exhibition with snapshots of the future, posters and manifestos that would immerse participants to a projection exercise into a stimulating, controversial, slightly provoking environment to set the right mood for an open strategic conversation. The toolkit that was designed, consists of a series of 24 visual posters produced for each of the 3 topics of sustainable food, mobility and housing developed for the CORPUS project and in proposing them as stimulating material to kick-off collaborative workshops between policy-makers and researchers or between other heterogeneous stakeholders using shared scenario building activities.

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        • Bridgewater tackles grants policy

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          Bridgewater is taking another stab to create a policy to govern how grants to organizations are handled. An informal committee of staff and civic politicians will be tasked with developing a draft policy that town council can ratify in September. (Story by Keith Corcoran)

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          • Lucas Thanos - Trilogy: Hubris, Nemesis, Katharsis

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            music and libretto by Lucas Thanos (Lucas Thanos on FaceBook) https://www.facebook.com/groups/333925146744595/ https://www.facebook.com/lucas.thanos http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lucas-Thanos/227632094019565 (Lucas Thanos on Vimeo) http://vimeo.com/lucasthanos (Lucas Thanos on MySpace) http://www.myspace.com/lucasthanos (Lucas Thanos on ReverbNation) http://www.reverbnation.com/lucasthanos (Lucas Thanos on YouTube) http://www.youtube.com/user/lucasmusic4u (Lucas Thanos on Twitter) http://www.twitter.com/lucasthanos (Lucas Thanos on DailyMotion) http://www.dailymotion.com/Lucas_Thanos (Aeschylus' Oresteia by Lucas Thanos on FaceBook) https://www.facebook.com/AeschylusOresteiaByLucasThanos (Ancient Greek Civilization) https://www.facebook.com/TheGreekCivilization (NeoMagazine about Aeschylus Oresteia by Lucas Thanos) http://www.neomagazine.com/2012_11_november/24.html#.UKZg1NCB_Nw.gmail

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            • Australian Sovereignty Party - Sovereignty

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              This information comes from: http://sovereigntyparty.org.au/policy-sovereignty I am not the author of the text. This video is unofficial. If this video breaches copyright please contact me and I will remedy the mistake. Thanks!

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              • Professor Denise Meredyth on Healthy Productive Communities in Urban Areas

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                Eidos International Public Policy Congress 2013 PUBLIC POLICY IMPACT WORKSHOP: National Public Policy Challenges: Health, Education and Urban Futures

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                • Dr John Evans on Building Bridges with Sport

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                  Eidos International Public Policy Congress 2013 PUBLIC POLICY IMPACT WORKSHOP: National Public Policy Challenges: Health, Education and Urban Futures

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                  • Dr Deborah Graham on Building a Healthy Nation

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                    Eidos International Public Policy Congress 2013 PUBLIC POLICY IMPACT WORKSHOP: National Public Policy Challenges: Health, Education and Urban Futures

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                    • Professor David Doepel on Sustainable Development in Resource Intensive Regions

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                      Eidos International Public Policy Congress 2013 PUBLIC POLICY IMPACT WORKSHOP: Leading practice in large-scale Industry, Government and Research Partnerships & Strengthening the Innovation System

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