Intergovernmental Organization

OECD Holds Conference on ICTs and Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

© OECD28 May 2009: The Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) jointly convene a high-level conference titled “ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change.”

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OECD Releases Technical Reports on GHG Mitigation [viewed]

26 May 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)-IEA Annex I Expert Group has released two reports on Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation.

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Guest Article #15: It's Heating Up: The Planet's Largest Civil Society Movement for Change [viewed]

Politicians and world leaders cannot tackle climate change alone. The fight to save the world's ecosystems -and the lives of those who depend on them - must become a central focus of mass mainstream movements of communities throughout the world. As we look towards the climate change negotiations in Copenhagen in December of this year, we need to keep this firmly in mind. During a recent visit to China, I participated in what will surely be one of the most memorable moments of my career: Daoist masters from all over China gathered to agree on a seven-year plan for climate change action. At this meeting, the overall strength and sustainability of all religions was immediately apparent to me. Ancient religious symbols and wisdom combined with modern scientific understanding proved to be a potent mixture inspiring and energizing masters and lay believers alike to take unprecedented action. Do religious and faith-based groups have the potential to take the fight against climate change to the mainstream? Quite possibly.

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G8 Energy Ministers Define Joint Strategies to Respond to Climate Change [viewed]

© G826 May 2009: The Group of Eight (G8) Energy Ministers Meeting took place in Rome, Italy, from 24-25 May 2009, under the theme “Beyond the crisis: towards a new world energy leadership.”

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IEA Contributes to Renewables Global Status Report [viewed]

© REN2113 May 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has contributed to the “REN21 Renewables Global Status Report,” which was released on 13 May 2009.

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UN Secretary-General Highlights Role of Parliamentarians in Tackling Climate Change [viewed]

© IPU7 May 2009: In a message delivered to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Conference on the Global Economic Crisis, held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 7-8 May 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon emphasized the role that parliamentarians play in tackling some of the current global crises, including climate change, the financial crisis and the recent H1N1 flu outbreak.

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EU and Canadian Leaders Address Climate Change, the Environment and Energy Security [viewed]

© EU6 May 2009: The leaders of the EU and Canada met in Prague, Czech Republic, on 6 May 2009, for their regular summit and adopted a declaration reiterating that their priority areas include climate change and the environment, and energy security and sustainability. In the declaration, the EU and Canadian leaders expressed their commitment to continue their cooperation in the context of their High-Level Dialogue on Energy, highlighting carbon capture and storage (CCS), bioenergy, and distributed generation and smart electricity networks as priority collaboration areas.

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UNFCCC Posts US Submission to AWG-LCA 6 [viewed]

© UNFCCC5 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the US Input to the Negotiating Text for Consideration at the Sixth Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 6), in which it supports a Copenhagen agreed outcome that “reflects both common and differentiated elements, is pragmatic, and recognizes the diversity of countries' circumstances and opportunities,” and expresses its commitment to reaching a strong international agreement in Copenhagen. The submission contains sections on mitigation, adaptation, technology and financing.

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Event: First ASEM Ministerial Conference on Energy Security [viewed]

The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an informal process of dialogue and cooperation, bringing together the 27 EU member States and the European Commission with 16 Asian countries and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat.  

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UN Secretary-General Launches “Seal the Deal!” Campaign [viewed]

© UN29 April 2009: While in Brussels, Belgium, on 23 April 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a worldwide climate change campaign under the slogan “Seal the Deal!”

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