United Nations has called on
businesses, governments, and
civil society to achieve Sustainable
Energy for All by 2030
New Tools & Resources – June 2016
IRENA launched a new version of the Global Atlas for Renewable Energy, the online renewable energy mapping platform. For the first time, the platform allows users to download resource data for offline analysis, and to print and export map images. With these enhancements, the Global Atlas now offers a complete suite of services to support renewable resource mapping and assessment, including an online GIS interface, datasets for five renewable energy technologies that cover every country in the world, online analysis tools, and the ability to export data and maps in several different formats.
The new version of the Global Atlas also provides a print and export feature, so users can easily incorporate data-rich maps into their publications and presentations. Users can select which data layers and geographic area they are interested in, and then preview and edit a print version of their map before saving it, exporting to Word, or downloading an image file. The download image feature includes a composite image as well as separate image files for each GIS layer.
REN21 Microsite for all the latest data on renewables
The Renewables 2016 Global Status Report (GSR) is now available via a microsite: www.ren21.net/gsr-online. Here the full GSR can be read online; all references are available and linked. The site has been designed so that users with low or poor connectivity can consult the report directly without having to download any items.
Practical Action Launches a New Mobile App
Practical Action has recently launched a new app called the “Practical Answers”. This app will enable development practitioners to access more than 2000 practical “how to” guides on a range of themes including agriculture, construction, disaster mitigation response and recovery, energy, environment and adaptation to climate change, water, and sanitation. Download the app from the Apple store or the Google Play Store.