Intergovernmental Organization

OSCE, UNEP and UNECE Support Transboundary Water Cooperation on Dniester River [viewed]

UNECE6 December 2011: Governmental and non-governmental organization (NGO) representatives from Ukraine and Moldova met to further develop transboundary water cooperation on the shared Dniester River, focusing on reducing risks from climate change by improving the adaptive capacity of the two countries.

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European Commission Unveils Energy Roadmap 2050 [viewed]

EU15 December 2011: The European Commission has unveiled its Energy Roadmap 2050, which aims to cut emissions by over 80% by 2050 without disrupting energy supplies and competitiveness.

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UN/ISDR Pilots Resilience Local Government Self-Assessment Tool [viewed]

14 December 2011: The UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR) has announced that, together with the ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, it has piloted the Local Government Self-Assessment Tool (LG-SAT), designed to assist disaster reduction efforts by cities and local governments that have signed up to the global "Making Cities Resilient" Campaign.

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PIFS Announces Release of Pacific Scientific Assessment and Research Report [viewed]

8 December 2011: The Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS) has announced the launch of a report titled “Climate Change in the Pacific: Scientific Assessment and New Research,” the final report of Australia's Pacific Climate Change Science Program. 

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PIFS Announces Launch of Pacific Climate Futures [viewed]

8 December 2011: The Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS) has announced the launch of the Pacific Climate Futures, an initiative of the Pacific Climate Change Science Program. The web-based tool is intended to assist decision makers and planners in 15 Asia-Pacific countries in understanding how their respective climates have changed, and how it may change in the future.

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OECD Paper Compares Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks for Adaptation Projects [viewed]

28 November 2011: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a working paper titled “Monitoring and Evaluation for Adaptation: Lessons from Development Co-operation Agencies,” that explores monitoring and evaluation frameworks used by six development cooperation agencies in 106 adaptation-related projects and programmes.

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OECD Reports that DAC Countries Allocate 15% of Development Assistance to Mitigation and Adaptation [viewed]

6 December 2011: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary-General Angel Gurría has announced the results of OECD research indicating that member countries of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) allocated US$22.9 billion, or 15% of official development assistance (ODA), to climate change-related endeavors in 2010.

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IEA Executive Director Calls on Countries to Act on Climate Regardless of International Agreements [viewed]

IEA6 December 2011: International Energy Agency Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven spoke at the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UNFCCC in Durban, South Africa, where she stressed that countries are not doing enough to avert climate change.

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IISD Event Discusses Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform [viewed]

7 December 2011: The Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform group of countries and the International Institute for Sustainable Development's (IISD) Global Subsidies Initiative organized an event titled "The Missing Piece? Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and Climate Change," on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa.

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Japan Increases Contributions for Small-Island States Clean Energy Partnership [viewed]

8 December 2011: The Government of Japan announced a new US$15 million grant to support clean energy efforts and access to renewable energy by climate vulnerable island nations through the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Sustainable Energy Initiative (SIDS DOCK). The initiative provides financial and technical support to island countries to scale up their renewable energy efforts and promote greater energy efficiency.

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