Intergovernmental Organization

OECD Finds Successful Green Economy in Austria, Recommends Improvements [viewed]

OECD6 November 2013: Austria's green economy and environmental performance meet high standards, according to an assessment from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), but has room for improvement on pollution and other issues. The Environmental Performance Review (EPR) for 2013 highlights progress made since the previous report for Austria, in 2003. EPRs of OECD member countries are now in their third cycle.  

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IEA World Energy Outlook Highlights Energy Sector Trends, Predicts 3.6°C Temperature Increase [viewed]

IEA12 November 2013: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its flagship annual publication, the 'World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2013,' which opens with the following sentence: “Many of the long-held tenets of the energy sector are being rewritten.”

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PROFOR Highlights Forest-based EBA in Honduras [viewed]

profor-cifor-catie12 November 2013: The Program on Forests (PROFOR) has released a case study on preserving drinking water through sustainable land use management in Honduras. The report notes that climate change is projected to exacerbate water shortages in Honduras, which already result in rationing.

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Warsaw Event Highlights Potential of Climate Smart Agriculture [viewed]

enbots-event512 November 2013: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) organized this event, during which participants discussed 'Scaling Up CSA: Policies, Development and Mitigation Potentials.'

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Event: Nutrition and Sustainability: A practical approach to integrating climate change, biodiversity and ecosystems, nutrition and health agendas [viewed]

Bioversity International is co-organizing a seminar to explore practical approaches and solutions to nutrition and sustainability in Rome, Italy, together with the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), and the Governments of Malawi and Flanders. The seminar, 'Nutrition and Sustainability: A practical approach to integrating climate change, biodiversity and ecosystems, nutrition and health agendas,' will be held at FAO headquarters. The seminar will bring together some 300 scientists, policymakers, experts, students and practitioners to develop responses to countries' requests about "why?" and "how?" to link nutrition and sustainability, and to discuss the tradeoffs. Virtual participation is also welcome by contacting the UN Standing Committee on Nutrition Secretariat.  

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IEA Releases Mobile Phone App on Global Energy Statistics [viewed]

IEA5 November 2013: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has created a mobile phone app of its publication 'IEA Key World Energy Statistics 2013,' which displays and organizes data for visualization and analysis purposes.

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OECD Publishes Paper on Possible Post-2020 Mitigation Commitments [viewed]

OECDOctober 2013: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a paper that analyzes the possible types of mitigation commitments that could be made under the new climate agreement being negotiated by the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, as well as the information that would need to be provided to understand the different types of commitments.

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OECD Paper Examines Possible Measures of Climate Finance Effectiveness [viewed]

OECDOctober 2013: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a paper, titled 'Exploring Climate Finance Effectiveness,' which examines possible ways of measuring the effectiveness of public and private climate finance.

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Event: Fourth Session of the IRENA Assembly [viewed]

The fourth session of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly, IRENA's supreme governing body, will immediately precede the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), the International Water Summit (IWS) 2014, and EcoWASTE 2014, which together form Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW 2014).  

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UN, World Bank, EU Pledge Support to Sahel [viewed]

un-worldbank8 November 2013: Development leaders traveled to the Sahel region in Africa to discuss governance, resilience, peace and security with the leaders of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Niger. During the trip, from 4-8 November 2013, the World Bank and EU announced over US$8 billion in investments to boost economic growth and tackle poverty in the region.

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