199 nations are publishing climate promises & demands to each other - which do you like best - eg france after 2040 ban on selling gas /diesel cars
breaking news: GREEN BIG BANG CLUB: Governor Won Hee-Ryong of Korea's independent region Jeju Island is inviting a sixth of the world's people to become carbon zero by 2030- his preference is for regions of half a million people to join his benchmarking club on how to do this - jeju also accepts immigration from anyone bringing enough green resources - it was host of the first summit hosted outside china on the futures' sustainable investment banks attended by 80 nations delegations
Governor Won interviews futurists - series 1

Interview with Won Hee-Ryong, Governor of Jeju Provincial Government

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

A Net-Zero Future That Leaves No One Behind

The shift toward a world with net-zero carbon emissions will spur new jobs and build robust communities. A truly just transition will ensure that our fossil fuel-free future does not exclude anyone from the many economic opportunities it will create. In our latest video, B Team Leaders and our partners from the Just Transition Centre offer their thoughts on how we can build equity into the irreversible transition to a clean energy economy. From pensioning fossil-fuel workers to redeploying the skills of the workforce, they offer a blueprint for private and public sector leaders to build a fair future. 

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Climate Week NYC Highlights Unstoppable Action 

Businesses, governments and cities reaffirmed their unshakeable commitment to the Paris Agreement at the opening ceremony of Climate Week NYC 2017. Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson and ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow represented The B Team, focusing on the need for more innovation in building more climate resilient communities, and the imperative of ensuring workers are not forgotten in the shift to a clean energy economy.
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Monday, June 26, 2017


help list ideas from jeju as world's epicentre of benchmarking how places become 100% renewable
insist on all electric cars
maximise renewable energy
redesign school and college curriculum
be world destination of ecotourism and green investment summits eg aiib2017
provide showcase for korea's supercity innovation including new-towns (one of which built in jeju)
attract immigrants who bring green resources

Monday, May 29, 2017

may is for other island projects - reviews welcome

INDONESIA - SUMBA ISLAND  hq 

VIA is assisting a Dutch organization, Hivos, with their Iconic Island project, to help Sumba Island in eastern Indonesia to become 100% renewable by 2025. The island population is over 600,000, of which approximately 50% have no access to electricity, or 60,000 households.  Of these, at least 50% are likely to be reacehed by grid extension from the main 10 MW diesel grid network, but the most remote 30,000 households (an offgrid market the same size as in Vanuatu) are likely to need isolated power system solutions such as minigrids and solar home systems. As in all our major projects, VIA first mapped the households in the focus area, starting with Central Sumba where 70% of 10,000 households are offgrid, and planned out a roadmap of what infrastructure may be required in which area, then started building the project. The focus is on solar lighting, phone charging and agro-processing mills, and a video showing the mills in action is shown below. The reactions speak for themselves - a 1 hour job of shelling corn and smashing it into four with rocks to make 1 kg every day to feed the family became a 5 minute job with the solar mills. The potential time saving of each mill over 5 years for a 100-household village is 100,000 hours, the equivalent of 10 full time jobs. This project is now scaling up to 2500 households with support from the Millennium Challenge Account - Indonesia and other investors.