Intergovernmental Organization

IEA Receives Outstanding Low-Carbon Publication Award [viewed]

IEA4 February 2013: Two International Energy Agency (IEA) reports, "Technology Roadmap: Fuel Economy of Road Vehicles" and "Policy Pathways: Improving the Fuel Economy of Road Vehicles - A policy package" have won the Outstanding Low-Carbon Publication Award. The award was presented by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP), a public-private partnership that supports the development of effective policy and the transition to low carbon vehicles and fuels sponsored the awards.

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CIFOR Publishes Guidance on Mainstreaming Gender into Forestry Research [viewed]

February 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) released a report titled "Integrating Gender into Forestry Research - A Guide for CIFOR Scientists and Programme Administrators" outlining key gender considerations in forestry and presenting guidance on mainstreaming gender into CIFOR's research work.

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FAO, OECD Releases Workshop Report on Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

February 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have released the proceedings from their joint workshop on Building Resilience for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector, which was held from 23-24 April 2012, in Rome, Italy.

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CIFOR Highlights Article on Policy Options for REDD+ [viewed]

5 February 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has highlighted an article published in the Review Environmental Economics and Policy on designing effective REDD+ policies within three forest types, namely: remote (core) forest areas; frontier forests; and forest-agriculture mosaics.

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Nordic Group Highlights Short-Term Climate Benefits from Cuts in Black Carbon [viewed]

4 February 2013: The Nordic Group on Climate and Air Quality (KoL) has released a report on scientific and policy developments related to black carbon, HFCs, methane, and other short-lived climate forcers (SFLCs) in Nordic countries. The report cites recent studies indicating that SLCFs exert a greater climate impact than previously believed, but also describes opportunities for immediate emissions reductions to delay a 2°C warming in global temperatures by three to four decades.

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FAO Launches Policy Guide and Learning Event on Advancing Agroforestry [viewed]

FAO5 February 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released the first in a series of working papers on agroforestry. The guide, titled "Advancing Agroforestry on the Policy Agenda," is aimed at decision makers, NGOs and government agencies to promote the integration of agroforestry into national strategies.

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EC Reports on EU-Funded REDD+ Projects [viewed]

4 February 2012: The European Commission has released the final report from last July's Second EU REDD+ Projects Coordination Meeting. The meeting was convened to report on progress on EU-funded REDD+ projects, as well as to take stock and share lessons learned from the implementation of REDD+.

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Event: Identifying Global Actions to Advance CCS in Industrial Applications [viewed]

This workshop, organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), will discuss the steel, cement, refining, chemicals and other major energy-intensive sectors in the context of technology readiness, project development models and supportive policy regimes. The event, which is aimed at governments and companies active in the relevant sectors, will focus on eliciting key messages and policy conclusions. Recent work on carbon capture and storage (CCS) in industrial applications in different regions will also be considered. An afternoon working session will address the report to the fourth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM4).  

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Event: WACDEP 4th Technical Coordination Workshop [viewed]

The Global Water Partnership – Southern Africa (GWP-SA) will be hosting this 4th Water, Climate and Development Programme for Africa (WACDEP) Technical Coordination Workshop in Pretoria, South Africa. The workshop aims at strengthening the exchange of lessons, knowledge sharing and technical coordination of WACDEP implementation among the GWP regions. Expected participants include GWP partners from all participating regions and key stakeholders from the water and climate change sector, namely the African Minsters' Council on Water (AMCOW), ministries, development banks and NGOs. The WACDEP programme is an initiative of AMCOW and involves the major African organizations with competencies in water.  

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IEA Releases Free iPhone and iPad App for 2012 Key World Energy Statistics [viewed]

IEA1 February 2013: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has announced the release of an updated iPhone and iPad app version of its publication "2012 Key World Energy Statistics," which includes data on supply, transformation and consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions of all major energy sources.

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