Intergovernmental Process

World Cities Summit Encourages Climate-Friendly Urbanization in Asia-Pacific [viewed]

4 July 2012: Experts at the World Cities Summit discussed strategies to help the urban poor adapt to climate change and to encourage climate-friendly urbanization in Asia-Pacific cities.

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Caribbean Countries Renew CCRIF Disaster Risk Policies, Get Rebate for 2011-12 [viewed]

5 June 2012: The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) announced that all 16 member governments have renewed their hurricane and earthquake insurance for the 2012-2013 policy year, and that the Facility has provided them with a 25% rebate on their 2011-2012 policy year premium because none of their policies had been triggered.

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Event: Pre-COP 18 Ministerial Meeting [viewed]

This ministerial meeting will be held in preparation for the 18th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UNFCCC. It will convene in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 21-23 October 2012.  

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Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia Kicks Off [viewed]

21 June 2012: The First Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) Ministerial Conference met to mobilize financial support for implementation of the targeted activities of the RIMES Master Plan, which aims to increase capacity for dealing with natural hazards and extreme weather events.

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G20 Los Cabos Declaration Reaffirms Commitment to Green Growth [viewed]

19 June 2012: The Group of 20 (G20) Summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, which took place from 18-19 June 2012, concluded with the adoption of a declaration that addresses, among other items, employment and social protection, food security, the challenges of development, and longer-term prosperity through inclusive green growth.

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World Bank, Mexico Release Report on Disaster Risks and Financial Resilience [viewed]

World Bank16 June 2012: The Government of Mexico and the World Bank released a joint report on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G20) Summit convening in Los Cabos, Mexico, titled “Improving the Assessment of Disaster Risks to Strengthen Financial Resilience.” The report outlines how the G20, the World Bank, and other international partners can cooperate with national and local authorities to address disaster and financial resilience risks.

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Event: Across the Regions: SIDS Solutions for Sustainable Development [viewed]

The Commonwealth Secretariat, in partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC), the Indian Ocean Commission (COI), and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environmental Programme (SPREP), is organizing this high-level panel discussion on the sidelines of the UN Conference for Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). The event aims to highlight the sustainable development concerns of small island developing States (SIDS). The event will also see the launch of a joint initiative to explore new ways to support climate resilient and low carbon economies, across the three sub-regions, through the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU).  

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Event: CEM Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) Action Group Meeting [viewed]

The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Carbon Capture, Use and Storage (CCUS) Action Group meeting, organized as a side-event during the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum Annual Meeting, will bring together governments, businesses, and organizations in the field of carbon capture and storage (CCS) to provide recommendations to policy makers and encourage collaboration on CCS. The CCUS Action Group is co-led by the Governments of Australia and the UK and aims to advance the deployment of CCS technologies.  

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Event: US Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Retreat [viewed]

The Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) initiative, of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), aims to advance the position of women in the field of clean energy. This retreat, hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Energy Initiative, will bring together 25 senior-level US C3E Ambassadors to discuss strategy and review the nominations for the C3E Awards, which will be announced at the C3E Symposium at MIT on 28 September 2012.  

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Event: Measuring the "Smartness" of the Electricity Grid [viewed]

This free webinar, which is organized by the Clean Energy Solutions Center of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), will focus on smart electricity grids and methodologies to measure "smartness." The webinar aims to provide policy makers with practical policy advice in this regard. Dr. Leen Vandezande from the Electric Energy Research Group at the University of Leuven, Belgium, will lead the webinar.  

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