Intergovernmental Organization

IMO Secretary-General Meets EC Commissioner for Climate Action [viewed]

11 May 2010: Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, met Efthimios Mitropoulos, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), at the Organization's headquarters in London, UK, on 11 May 2010, to discuss issues of mutual concern.

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IEA Releases Two Solar Technology Roadmaps [viewed]

11 May 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released two Roadmaps on Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV) electricity production during the Mediterranean Solar Plan Conference taking place in Valencia, Spain, from 11-12 May 2010. In introducing the roadmaps, IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka underscored that solar energy could represent 20-25% of global electricity production and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by six billion tons per year by 2050.

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Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Releases Sustainability Standards [viewed]

7 May 2010: The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) has released its complete set of biofuels sustainability standards. The numerous standards compiled in this database range from a technical draft for EU market access to standards approved for pilot testing on: chains of custody; certification and accreditation bodies; and application of rules to specific conditions.

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SIDS Day at CSD 18 Discusses Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy [viewed]

10 May 2010: On 10 May 2010, delegates at the 18th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 18) considered the CSD 18 thematic topics as they relate to small island developing States (SIDS) and conducted a review of the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Implementation (MSI) of the Barbados Plan of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS (PrepCom for MSI+5).

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EC launches Soil Atlas of the Northern Circumpolar Region [viewed]

4 May 2010: The European Commission (EC) has launched a Soil Atlas of the Northern Circumpolar Region, the first compilation of all available information on the soils above the latitude of 50° N as a carbon pool.

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-LCA Submissions [viewed]

30 April 2010: The Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has published a document (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.2) including additional views on which the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) may draw on in preparing text to facilitate negotiations among parties. The document includes 18 submissions from parties.

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OECD, WTO, ILO, IMF and World Bank Heads Identify Fields for Action [viewed]

28 April 2010: German Chancellor Angela Merkel organized a meeting with the OECD Secretary-General, WTO Director-General, ILO Director-General, IMF Managing Director and World Bank President. The joint press release from the event identifies several fields for action, including green growth and climate change.

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Event: Energy Management Action NetworK workshop [viewed]

The second workshop of the Energy Management Action NetworK (EMAK) aims to continue work begun at the first EMAK workshop held in January 2010, in Paris, France, on frameworks and institutions for energy management. It will also incorporate a session on ISO 50001. This workshop is organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, on behalf of the International Partnership of Energy Efficiency Co-operation (IPEEC), and the Governments of Japan and the US.  

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Event: Workshop on the Outlook for Unconventional Oil [viewed]

Organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Council on Foreign Relations, this high-level expert meeting will discuss implications of the increasing tendency to explore non-traditional sources of oil. Specifically, the meeting will address Canadian oil sands, extra-heavy oil in Venezuela, prospects for coal-to-liquids, the environmental consequences and constraints of these oils, and the role of technology.  

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Event: First Asia Solar Energy Forum [viewed]

The First Asia Solar Energy Forum, organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in association with the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), is expected to bring together key policy makers and solar energy related professionals from nearly 30 of ADB's Member Countries with major solar energy and smart grid manufacturers, developers, suppliers, industry associations and knowledge institutes to support the development and deployment of solar energy technologies in Asia and the Pacific. Participation is by invitation only.  

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