13 of November 2015

Renewables and São Tomé and Príncipe to be highlighted at COP21


After years of negotiations, the climate conference in Paris (COP21) is expected to be a turning point in the fight against climate change. The energy sector, accounting for some two-thirds of all global emissions, must be a top priority for action if we are to keep global temperature rise below 2°C.

France will play a leading international role in hosting this seminal conference, taking place November 30-December 11, and COP21 will be one of the largest international conferences ever held in the country. The conference is expected to attract close to 50,000 participants including 25,000 official delegates from government, intergovernmental organisations, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society.

To visit the official COP21 website for more information, click here.

Renewables to be highlighted at COP21: Re-Energising The Future

Accordingly, for the first time at any UN climate conference, renewable energy solutions will be showcased in a series of high-profile events. This ‘renewable energy track’, named RE-Energising the Future (#REenergise), will demonstrate that renewable energy, together with energy efficiency, offers a realistic path to keep global temperature rise below 2°C.

For the most up-to-date information of the wide range of events and activities constituting the RE track at COP21 please click here.  

São Tomé and Príncipe at COP21

"Bioenergy in São Tomé – Energy Use of Biogas" project will be presented at COP 21, on December 10, in Paris at18:30 p.m.

Ecovisão, as the executing entity, will present the "Bioenergy in São Tomé – Energy Use of Biogas" project at a side event on December 10 at 18:30 p.m. This project results from a partnership with the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA), the Directorate-General for the Environment of the Ministry of Natural Resources of São Tomé and Príncipe and Euronatura.

The Bionergy project is being developed since December 2014 with the support of the Portuguese Cooperation, through Camões – Institute for Cooperation and Language and the Portuguese Environment Agency, and financed by the Portuguese Carbon Fund.

Ecovisão, which has been in business for 18 years, operates in the environmental sector, offering services, studies and projects, water and waste treatment and waste and bioenergy, and is present in several countries, including Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique.