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First High-Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership Endorses Ministerial Declaration and AEEP Road Map [viewed]

17 September 2010: The first High-Level Meeting (HLM) of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) took place on 14-15 September 2010, in Vienna, Austria, to discuss energy access, energy security and renewable energy.

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EEA Creates Renewables Database [viewed]

14 September 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has launched a database collecting figures derived from available National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) produced by EU member States, with a view to facilitating comparison of data across renewable energy technologies and between the EU member States.

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EEA Reports Decline in EU GHG Emissions [viewed]

10 September 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released new estimates, according to which the economic recession has resulted in significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions in the EU in 2009.

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UNECE Publishes MDGs Report for Europe and Central Asia [viewed]

August 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has published a report titled "The MDGs in Europe and Central Asia: Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward." The chapter on MDG 7 (environmental sustainability) was jointly prepared by UNECE and the Regional Office for Europe of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and contains several references to climate change.

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UNDP Administrator Speaks on Disaster and Climate Risk Management in Moldova [viewed]

10 September 2010: UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark spoke at the presentation of the results of the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) during her official visit to the Republic of Moldova, which followed the recent floods that affected hundreds of families and their livelihoods.  

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EC President Outlines Five-year Programme [viewed]

7 September 2010: European Commission (EC) President Manuel Barroso sent a letter to the European Parliament to present his political guidelines for the next five years, including on climate change.

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OECD Releases Paper on Alternatives to Offsets in Voluntary Markets [viewed]

4 August 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a paper in its Environmental Working Papers series titled "Buying and Cancelling Allowances as an Alternative to Offsets for the Voluntary Market - A Preliminary Review of Issues and Options."

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Geneva Dialogue Discusses Climate Finance [viewed]

4 September 2010: The Geneva Dialogue on Climate Finance took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2-3 September 2010, to address current themes related to finance in the ongoing UN climate negotiations.

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IFPRI Publishes Paper on Impacts of US and EU Biofuels Policies [viewed]

August 2010: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has published a discussion paper titled “Modeling the Global Trade and Environmental Impacts of Biofuel Policies,” which provides an economic analysis model of the indirect land-use change effects related to biofuel, and in particular bio-ethanol, policies.

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EEA Publishes Coastal Ecosystem Message [viewed]

25 August 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) of the EU has published the ninth in its series of '10 messages for 2010,' the International Year of Biodiversity. The newest message focuses on coastal ecosystems.

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