Intergovernmental Organization

Pacific Energy Summit Secures Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Funding [viewed]

26 March 2013: The Pacific Energy Summit in Auckland, New Zealand, which brought together Pacific Island leaders, international investment and development banks, aid donor countries and private sector representatives, resulted in funding commitments of US$635 million to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Pacific Island countries.

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EC Launches Consultation on International Climate Agreement [viewed]

EC26 March 2013: The European Commission has launched a Communication, titled “The 2015 Climate Change Agreement: Shaping International Climate Policy Beyond 2020,” which kick starts a public consultation on how to design the 2015 Climate Agreement being negotiated through the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) under the UNFCCC.

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IEA 2012 Annual Executive Director's Report Emphasizes Work on Energy Security, Sustainability [viewed]

IEA25 March 2013: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its Executive Director's 2012 Annual Report, a review of the organization's operational and organizational achievements and challenges over the past year. The review highlights shifts in the IEA's strategy and operations, which the Agency has undertaken to reposition itself in line with a new vision centered on energy security in support of economic prosperity and sustainability.

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IFPRI Global Food Policy Report Urges Increased Action to Fight Hunger [viewed]

March 2013: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released the 2012 Global Food Policy Report, which projects that the international community will fall short of meeting the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015.

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OECD Updates Rio Markers Dataset [viewed]

OECD3 April 2013: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has updated its dataset for "Aid activities targeting Global Environmental Objectives."

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IEA Energy Journal Calls Energy Efficiency the "Hidden" Fuel [viewed]

IEA3 April 2013: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released the Spring 2013 issue of its journal “IEA Energy” on the theme of energy efficiency as a “hidden” fuel. The cover article explores why energy efficiency remains largely untapped, despite its economic, security and health benefits.

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IFPRI Outlines Future Climate Change Impacts in West Africa [viewed]

1 April 2013: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a report that uses modeling and available data to develop future scenarios exploring the range of climate change consequences for agriculture, food security, and resource management in West Africa, and offers recommendations to national governments and regional agencies.

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Event: CGIAR Science Forum: Nutrition and Health Outcomes: Targets for Agricultural Research [viewed]

In September 2013, the biennial Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Science Forum will bring together scientists, practitioners, experts and leading thinkers to examine emerging challenges and recent scientific advances in the areas of nutrition, health and agriculture. The Forum seeks to identify key research areas where there is potential to deliver impacts and, critically, it aims to facilitate the formation of new partnerships to address them. The event will reach out to scientists and scientific communities who may not be part of CGIAR, but who have potentially important contributions to make to the CGIAR research portfolio, and therefore to the global agriculture research agenda for a food secure future.  

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CCAFS Releases Gender Strategy for Pro-Poor Mitigation Research [viewed]

CCAFS5 April 2013: The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has released a strategy that provides a framework for considering gender within low emissions agricultural development.

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CCAFS Workshop Considers Challenges of Scaling Up Provision of Climate Services [viewed]

March 2013: The Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program (CCAFS) of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) has released a workshop report documenting the challenge of effectively producing, communicating and delivering agrometeorological information to vulnerable farming communities.

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