Intergovernmental Organization

OECD Paper Compares Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks for Adaptation Projects [viewed]

28 November 2011: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a working paper titled “Monitoring and Evaluation for Adaptation: Lessons from Development Co-operation Agencies,” that explores monitoring and evaluation frameworks used by six development cooperation agencies in 106 adaptation-related projects and programmes.

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OECD Reports that DAC Countries Allocate 15% of Development Assistance to Mitigation and Adaptation [viewed]

6 December 2011: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary-General Angel Gurría has announced the results of OECD research indicating that member countries of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) allocated US$22.9 billion, or 15% of official development assistance (ODA), to climate change-related endeavors in 2010.

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IEA Executive Director Calls on Countries to Act on Climate Regardless of International Agreements [viewed]

IEA6 December 2011: International Energy Agency Executive Director Maria van der Hoeven spoke at the 17th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the UNFCCC in Durban, South Africa, where she stressed that countries are not doing enough to avert climate change.

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IISD Event Discusses Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform [viewed]

7 December 2011: The Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform group of countries and the International Institute for Sustainable Development's (IISD) Global Subsidies Initiative organized an event titled "The Missing Piece? Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform and Climate Change," on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa.

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Japan Increases Contributions for Small-Island States Clean Energy Partnership [viewed]

8 December 2011: The Government of Japan announced a new US$15 million grant to support clean energy efforts and access to renewable energy by climate vulnerable island nations through the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Sustainable Energy Initiative (SIDS DOCK). The initiative provides financial and technical support to island countries to scale up their renewable energy efforts and promote greater energy efficiency.

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High-Level Side Event on Climate Smart Agriculture Emphasizes Early Action Initiatives [viewed]

7 December 2011: The High-Level Side Event on Climate Smart Agriculture, held on the margins of the Durban Climate Change Conference, heard a call to action from many of the dignitaries present who highlighted the need to support agriculture that addresses not only food security challenges but also climate change adaptation and mitigation.

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IRENA, IISD Host Media Workshop on Energy Subsidies [viewed]

5 December 2011: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) have organized a workshop for journalists on "Energy Subsidies: How Much is Being Spent, and to What Effect?" on the sidelines of the Durban Climate Change Conference.

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WMO, IRENA Sign MoU on Assessment of Renewable Energy Potential [viewed]

5 December 2011: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly implement activities related to the assessment of renewable energy potential in the context of the Global Framework for Climate Services.

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IRENA, IISD Hold Media Workshop on Barriers to Renewables [viewed]

6 December 2011: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) have organized a workshop for journalists on "Barriers to Renewables – What Are They and How Can They be Overcome."

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IRENA, IISD Hold Media Workshop on Energy Access [viewed]

5 December 2011: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) organized a workshop for journalists regarding "Access to Energy – What Role for Renewable Energy?" Participants at the event, which took place on the sidelines of the Durban Climate Change Conference, considered the role renewables could play in providing access to energy.

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