Intergovernmental Organization

EIB Supports Climate-resilient Water Projects in Samoa [viewed]

17 November 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide technical support for sustainable and climate-resilient water projects in Samoa. EIB support will target the rehabilitation and upgrade of independent water schemes in Samoa under a EUR 250,000 technical assistance programme, which will also ensure community participation and improve drinking water quality and climate resilience.

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SPREP Releases Draft Regional Report on Climate Financing [viewed]

16 November 2010: The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has issued a draft report on the future of climate financing in the Pacific region, calling for review comments.
 The draft report identifies options for more effective delivery of climate funds to Pacific countries, including a possible Pacific regional fund for climate change.

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AOSIS Holds Ministerial Consultation on Climate Change in Preparation for COP 16 [viewed]

2 November 2010: The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) held an Informal Ministerial Consultation on Climate Change from 1-2 November 2010 in St. George's, Grenada. The aim of the Ministerial Consultation was to discuss he AOSIS position in preparation for the 16th session of the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to be held in Cancun, Mexico.

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OECD Report Urges Japan to Do More to Fight Climate Change and Protect Biodiversity [viewed]

16 November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released the “OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Japan 2010,” saying that Japan should do more to fight climate change and protect biodiversity.

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IEA Paper Outlines Model Regulatory Framework for Carbon Capture and Storage [viewed]

1 November 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a paper titled “Carbon Capture and Storage Model Regulatory Framework” that attempts to address regulatory challenges to enabling rapid expansion and scale-up of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

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IEA Paper Evaluates Contribution of Natural Gas Vehicles to Sustainable Transport [viewed]

1 November 2010:  The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a working paper titled “The Contribution of Natural Gas Vehicles to Sustainable Transport,” which considers costs and benefits associated with using natural gas vehicles (NGVs) for road transport, as well as policies related to its use and market development.

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Event: Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate [viewed]

The meeting, taking place at the level of leaders' representatives, will continue dialogue on how to make progress in meeting the climate change and clean energy challenge among 17 major economies: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the EU, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the UK, and the US. Representatives from Barbados, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, New Zealand, Singapore, and Spain are also expected to attend the meeting.  

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Ozone Meeting Concludes Without Progress on Low-Global Warming Potential Alternatives [viewed]

12 November 2010: The 22nd session of the Meeting of the Parties (MOP 22) to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 8-12 November 2010, adopted 16 substantive and several procedural decisions, including on the terms of reference (ToR) for the evaluation of the financial mechanism. 

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G20 Adopts Seoul Action Plan [viewed]

12 November 2010: Leaders of the Group of Twenty (G20) met in Seoul, Republic of Korea, on 11-12 November 2010 and adopted: a Leaders' Declaration; the Seoul Action Plan including a commitment to the Seoul Development Consensus for Shared Growth; and concrete measures summarized in a Multi-Year Action Plan on Development, focusing particularly on the development of infrastructure in developing countries.

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IDB Funds CARICOM Sustainable Energy Roadmap [viewed]

11 November 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has formalized a US$400,000 grant to pave the way for the preparation of the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS).

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