Intergovernmental Organization

Event: CLEAN-Linking Open Data Webinar [viewed]

The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) and the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are holding a webinar for climate-related database and portal managers on the use and benefits of Linked Open Data (LOD) to integrate web resources. This would enable more efficient sharing and leveraging of online resources, reduction of duplicated efforts, and general improved catalyzation towards low carbon development. The webinar will introduce the context of LOD and its uses, followed by a presentation of LOD in practice, and a discussion over use of linked open data. The meeting begins at GMT-6:00 and instructions for online participate can be found on the website.  

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REN21 Highlights Launch of Japan Renewable Energy Foundation [viewed]

REN2112 September 2011: The Renewable Energy Global Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) has published a guest article by Christine Lins, REN21 Secretariat, on occasion of the launch of the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF).

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SPC Announces New Office in Tonga [viewed]

Government of the Kingdom of Tonga and Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) signed a host country agreement9 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) has announced that it will open an office in Nukualofa, Tonga. The new office will aim to strengthen SPC's ability to deliver technical advice and assistance to the country.

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IICA, Four CGIAR Centers to Cooperate on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security [viewed]

Heads of IICA, CIP, CIAT, CIMMYT, and IFPRI2 September 2011: The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and four international research centers based in the Americas have agreed to join forces in projects in the region in four thematic areas, including one on climate change, agriculture and food security. 

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Event: International Seminar on Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change [viewed]

The Inter-American Institute for Agricultural Cooperation (IICA) and the Government of Mexico will cohost an international seminar on adapting agriculture to climate change. IICA is a specialized affiliate of the Organization of American States (OAS) based in San José, Costa Rica. The Seminar will serve as the first event and formal launch of IICA's new Intergovernmental Programme for Cooperation on Climate Change - Opportunities and Challenges in Agriculture (PRICA-ADO) that brings together Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama to tackle adaptation issues affecting the subregion's agricultural sector.  

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42nd Pacific Island Forum Develops Communique and Joint Statement from Leaders and UN Secretary-General [viewed]

PIF9 September 2011: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended the 42nd Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), where he engaged in an interactive dialogue with Forum leaders and released a joint statement with leaders. The 42nd PIF convened in Auckland, New Zealand, from 7-8 September 2011.

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Pacific Smaller Island States Call for More Action on Climate Change [viewed]

6 September 2011: Pacific Smaller Island States (SIS) have called for increased action by the global community to curb the rate of climate change, according to the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS). At their meeting in Auckland, New Zealand on 6 September, SIS leaders adopted the SIS Leaders Statement on Climate Change.

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Event: South Pacific Regional Writeshop to Support Developing Country Publications on Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation to Climate Change [viewed]

The Writeshop will be hosted by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the University of the South Pacific (USP), with support of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research. The Writeshop will address topics relevant to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction including policies, institutions and governance issues to adaptation and disaster risk reduction, and experiences with specific extreme climate events in the region.  

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SPREP, SPC and US Government Join Forces to Advance Climate Adaptation [viewed]

South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)8 September 2011: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has announced that it, along with the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the US Government, have initiated a partnership to advance climate change adaptation.

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EU Report Highlights Growth in Global Photovoltaics Production [viewed]

5 September 2011: The European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a report that indicates that the global production of photovoltaics (PV) has more than doubled in 2010, making it one of the world's fastest growing industries.

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