Intergovernmental Organization

UNFCCC Publishes Submissions on Standardized Baselines under the CDM [viewed]

16 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published three submissions from the Governments of Argentina, Belgium, on behalf of the EU, and Switzerland (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/MISC.13) on views related to standardized baselines under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

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Arctic Parliamentarians Discuss Consequences of Melting Ice [viewed]

15 September 2010: The Ninth Conference of Parliamentarians of the Arctic Region, hosted by the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, from 13-15 September 2010, produced a statement addressing, among other things, climate change issues.

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WTO Public Forum Debates Sustainable Energy Use and Carbon Footprint Standards [viewed]

17 September 2010: The World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum 2010, held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 15-17 September 2010, included stakeholders in discussions on policies to promote sustainable energy use, as well as measuring, pricing and standards for carbon dioxide emissions.

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European Commission Launches CCS Project Network [viewed]

17 September 2010: The European Commission has completed the launch of the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project Network, the EU tool that supports early large-scale demonstration of CCS technologies.

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European Council Provides Orientations on EU External Relations [viewed]

16 September 2010: The European Council discussed how to give new momentum to the Union's external relations, agreeing on the need for Europe to promote its interests and values more assertively and in a spirit of reciprocity and mutual benefit. In this context it provided guidance on specific external relations issues such as climate change.

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First High-Level Meeting of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership Endorses Ministerial Declaration and AEEP Road Map [viewed]

17 September 2010: The first High-Level Meeting (HLM) of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) took place on 14-15 September 2010, in Vienna, Austria, to discuss energy access, energy security and renewable energy.

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Event: First All-Africa Energy Week [viewed]

The First All Africa Energy Week (AAEW) is organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), in cooperation with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), under the theme: “Energy Infrastructure and Services in the Context of Climate Challenges.” The overall objectives of the AAEW are to achieve more efficient, coherent and coordinated actions towards increasing energy access and developing the energy sector in Africa; and to accelerate progress through dialogue and partnerships in scaling up investments in the African energy sector. The All-Africa Energy Week will be organised jointly with the Pan African Investment Forum and the AU Conference of African Energy Ministers.  

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Event: GSI-UNEP Conference on Increasing the Momentum of Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform [viewed]

The Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) are holding a two-day conference, titled "Increasing the Momentum of Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform: Developments and Opportunities," to bring together country delegates and experts from international organizations, NGOs, universities and the industrial sector. The event will feature representatives from international organizations such as the OECD, UNEP, World Bank, WTO and OPEC, as well as international fora such as G-20, APEC and the Friends group of countries that support reforming fossil-fuel subsidies, who will share and review their perspectives and activities. It will discuss not only the scale and impacts of consumer and producer subsidies, but especially focus on international developments, reform strategies and opportunities for enhanced international cooperation.  

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EEA Creates Renewables Database [viewed]

14 September 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has launched a database collecting figures derived from available National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) produced by EU member States, with a view to facilitating comparison of data across renewable energy technologies and between the EU member States.

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EEA Reports Decline in EU GHG Emissions [viewed]

10 September 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released new estimates, according to which the economic recession has resulted in significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions in the EU in 2009.

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