Intergovernmental Organization

OLADE Meeting Examines Climate Vulnerability of Central American Hydropower Production [viewed]

17 October 2012: The Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) conducted a workshop for Central America looking at the vulnerability of the region's hydropower plants to the impacts of climate change.

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OECD Roundtable Recommends Integrating Investment and Climate Change Policies [viewed]

OECD25 September 2012: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) organized a special roundtable discussion on 25 September 2012, titled "Mobilising Private Investment in Low-Carbon, Climate-Resilient Infrastructure,” which addressed the integration of investment and climate change policies at the domestic level to provide stable policy frameworks for investments in low-carbon, climate-resilient (LCR) infrastructure.

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Event: EU Rail Policy Conference [viewed]

The EU Rail Policy Conference, titled "Unravelling the new railway package," aims to bring together the latest research and practical experience to consider rail policy issues, including: efficient approaches for vertical separation, passenger market competition, and effective regulation. The aim of the EU Rail Policy Conference is to have a wide debate to generate insights on the way forward.  

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IEA Member Countries and Auto Makers Meet to Discuss Future of Global Electric Vehicle Use [viewed]

IEA23 October 2012: The Clean Energy Ministerial Electric Vehicle Initiative (EVI), chaired by the International Energy Agency (IEA), gathered major automotive manufacturers and representatives from EVI member countries on 19 October in Stuttgart, Germany, for a public-private roundtable to discuss pathways for increasing electric vehicle use worldwide.

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UNFCCC Releases EU's Views on Transboundary Projects and CERs Global Reserve [viewed]

22 October 2012: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a miscellaneous document on views on issues referred to in decision 10/CMP.7, paragraph 4 (FCCC/SBSTA/2012/MISC.12/Add.1). The document contains the submission by the EU on the eligibility of transboundary projects and a Global Reserve of Certified Emission Reductions (CERs). 

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CCAFS Assists East African Pastoralists to Record Their Climate Reality [viewed]

CCAFS18 October 2012: Sharing their experiences on adapting to seasonal and annual climatic variability, East African pastoralists have been trained to develop short videos on climate change and other aspects of their lives through the "Pastoralist Transformations to Resilient Futures: Understanding Climate from the Ground Up" project.

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Global Fuel Economy Initiative Launched for the African Region [viewed]

GFEI18 October 2012: Fifty participants from 20 African countries convened at UN Environment Programme (UNEP) headquarters for the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) regional launch in Africa. Motivated by high rates of vehicle growth in Africa, the workshop aimed to identify policy shortcomings and the need to monitor vehicle import trends as a strategy to promote fuel efficient cars.

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CCAFS, IWMI Identify Global Flooding Hotspots [viewed]

12 October 2012: As the disaster risk reduction (DRR) and the climate change adaptation communities respond to the challenges posed by flooding events, two bodies under the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) have joined to identify global flood hotspots and map flood risks using remote-sensing datasets.

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Event: European Electric Vehicle Congress [viewed]

The Congress will bring together policy makers, industry leaders, end-users, researchers, and NGOs to discuss the policy, economic, technological, and ecological aspects of electric vehicles and clean transportation. The main theme of the conference is "Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles are ready: Challenges, Opportunities and Outlook." The day before the Congress, an EU Project day is being organized to provide information on different programs, funding opportunities and funded projects supported by the European institutions.  

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Event: Mountain Day 2 [viewed]

Mountain Day 2 is being jointly organized by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the Mountain Partnership Secretariat (MPS) / UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in the context of the Strategic Initiative for Mountains and Climate Change funded by the Development Grant Facility of the World Bank. Other sponsors and partners include the Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), WWF, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and the Government of Nepal. The event will highlight the critical role of mountain ecosystems for climate adaptation and sustainable development. It will focus on the theme "Mainstreaming Rio+20 outcomes in UNFCCC processes for prosperous, resilient, and sustainable mountain ecosystems and communities." The Day will be held in parallel to the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UNFCCC in Doha, Qatar, on 3 December 2012.  

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