Intergovernmental Organization

IEA Releases Energy Training Programme Brochure [viewed]

January 2011: The IEA has published a brochure describing all courses available through its Energy Training and Capacity Building Programme, which offers free training programmes for IEA and non-IEA member countries.

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Documents from IEA's Clean Energy Technologies Symposium Released [viewed]

January 2011: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released the presentations and speeches given at the Clean Energy Technologies Symposium, which took place in Singapore from 2-3 November 2010.

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Event: Renewable Energy – from Analysis to Action - Short-term Renewable Energy Market Forecasts and Relevant Policies to Encourage Investment Now! [viewed]

This International Energy Agency (IEA) workshop aims to investigate how key stakeholders in finance, policy and industry can work together to deliver contributions expected from renewables to energy security and climate change mitigation. This workshop will bring together decision makers from these sectors to discuss, among others: how adaptation and energy security are related; short-term market prospects; policy appropriateness from the perspectives of the regulated; and industry's ability to scale up needed technologies.  

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Event: Fourth Annual Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference [viewed]

This conference will feature workshops addressing a variety of topics, including: instrumentation measurements for a new industry; environmental effects; coastal and marine spatial planning; and technology demonstration.  

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Event: Quantifying and Managing Land Use Impacts of Bioenergy [viewed]

Jointly organized by IEA Bioenergy and the Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CBTE), this workshop aims discuss land use change impacts of bioenergy production, and provide strategies to mitigate them. Specifically, it will look at methods for quantifying direct and indirect land use change, recognizing further land use impacts of bioenergy such as in greenhouse gas accounting and renewables programs, and finally how to minimize the lands use impacts of bioenergy. Expressions of interest in participation should be sent by 15 March 2011. The deadline for submission of paper abstracts is 30 May 2011.  

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CCCCC Assists Guyana with Automatic Weather Stations [viewed]

1 February 2011: The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) is providing assistance to the Government of Guyana to establish a network of automatic weather stations.

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EU Leaders Focus on Energy [viewed]

4 February 2011: The European Council gathered Heads of State and Government of the EU member States on 4 February 2011, in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss energy and innovation as part of the EU 2020 Strategy on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in the EU.

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European Commission Launches Sustainable Growth Initiative [viewed]

26 January 2011: The European Commission has launched "A resource-efficient Europe: Flagship initiative under the Europe 2020 Strategy," which set out its views on a strategic framework towards a more sustainable use of natural resources and the shift towards resource-efficient, low-carbon growth in Europe.

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OECD Brochure Highlights Work on Environment and Green Growth [viewed]

7 February 2011: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a brochure titled “OECD Work on Environment,” which highlights past and upcoming work on a range of environmental issues, as well as key OECD publications addressing them.

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OECD Releases Paper on Sustainable Water Use in Spain [viewed]

2 February 2011: The Economics Department of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a working paper titled “Policies Towards a Sustainable Use of Water in Spain.”

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