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IEA Publishes Review of Italian Energy Policy [viewed]

3 February 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report titled “Energy Policies of IEA Countries – Italy,” which evaluates both thematic policy issues such as energy efficiency and climate change, as well as sectoral policies, as it delves into renewables, electricity, natural gas, oil, coal and nuclear energies.

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European Commission Allocates Almost €7.3 Million to Central Asia for Adaptation [viewed]

1 February 2010: The European Commission has allocated €7.295 million to help Central Asian countries reduce their vulnerability to natural disasters, raise awareness among local populations about environmental changes and provide them with tools to adapt to climate change.

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EU Joins the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) [viewed]

26 January 2010: At a ceremony held at International Energy Agency headquarters in Paris, France, the EU acceded to the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC).

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EU Formally Indicates Support for Copenhagen Accord [viewed]

28 January 2010: Through a joint letter to the UNFCCC, the Spanish Presidency of the Council of Ministers of the EU and the European Commission have formally indicated the support of the EU and its 27 member States for the Copenhagen Accord. 

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EU Environmental Ministers Discuss Copenhagen Follow Up [viewed]

eupresidency201016 January 2010: EU Environmental Ministers discussed initial steps to be taken following the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference at an informal meeting organized by the Spanish Presidency in Seville, Spain, on 16 January 2010.

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UNITAR's 2009 Winter Newsletter Highlights Climate Change Activities [viewed]

11jan_10_04January 2010: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) has released its Winter 2009 Newsletter, which describes UNITAR's key activities from the 2009 winter season, including climate change-related activities.

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EU Environmental Ministers Take Stock of Copenhagen Outcome [viewed]

logoeupresidency22 December 2009: The EU environmental ministers met as the Environment Council in Brussels, Belgium, on 22 December 2009, to discuss the outcome of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, among other things.

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EIB and Others Launch Infrastructure Fund [viewed]

4Eib December 2009: The European Investment Bank (EIB) and other European leading public financial institutions have launched "Marguerite," a pan-European equity fund that aims to act as a catalyst for infrastructure investments implementing key EU policies in the areas of climate change, energy security and trans-European networks.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Summarizes First Week of Copenhagen Negotiations [viewed]

Yvo De Boer Unfccc11 December 2009: In two press conferences held in Copenhagen, Denmark, Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, provided an update on the state of the negotiations at the end of the first week of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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EU Agrees on Fast-start Climate Financing [viewed]

Eu Swedish Presidency11 December 2009: EU Heads of State and government have agreed on climate "fast start funding" amounting to EUR 2.4 billion per year from 2010 to 2012. The EU now expects the rest of the world to contribute to reach EUR 7 billion.

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