UN Regional Economic & Social Commission

Event: High-Level Dialogue on Fostering Investment in Electricity Generation in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia [viewed]

Hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Secretariat, the e8 organization and the World Energy Council, this meeting will discuss key issues and initial direction for the project ‘Fostering investment in advanced fossil fuel technologies for climate change mitigation and sustainable development in countries with economies in transition.' Panel discussions will include key issues such as market, technological and cost developments, selected investment trends, evolving regulation and possible future trends.  

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Event: Second Science with Africa Conference: Science, Innovation and Entrepreneurship [viewed]

This Conference is organized by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union Commission (AUC), and aims to explore policies, measures and mechanisms for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in areas such as agriculture, ICTs, health, infrastructure, intellectual property and technology transfer, green science and climate change. A number of initiatives will be launched during the Conference, including the African Technology Development and Transfer Network, African Science to Business Challenge, the African Science Technology and Innovation Fund and African Science Technology and Innovation Framework. In addition, the Conference features a number of fora and workshops, such as the Innovation Investment Forum, Women and Innovation Roundtable, Science Innovation and Communication Workshop, Patent Fair and the Water Quality Report.  

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UNECE Publishes Analysis for Policy Reforms to Promote Energy Efficiency [viewed]

June 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has published a report titled "Regional Analysis for Policy Reforms to Promote Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investments."

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FAO's Silva Mediterranea Focuses on Activities of the Enlarged Executive Committee [viewed]

June 2010: Silva Mediterranea, a statutory body of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) covering the Mediterranean region, released a special issue of its Newsletter focusing on the recent activities of its Enlarged Executive Committee, including participation in the first Mediterranean Forest Week and preparation of various position papers on food security in the region.

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Event: Seminar on the Vulnerability of International Trade to the Carbon Footprint [viewed]

The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will host a seminar to examine the possible impacts on Latin American and Caribbean trade of efforts to assess the “carbon footprint” of goods and services.  

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Event: Seminar on Cities' Response to Climate Change [viewed]

This seminar is hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).  

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UNECE and FAO to Develop Forest Communication Strategy [viewed]

7 June 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has noted that forests cover over 44% of Europe's land area, having grown by 17 million hectares in the last 15 years, and is stressing the need to increase public awareness about opportunities for the sustainable use of wood.

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UNECE Publishes 2010 Annual Report [viewed]

June 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has published its Annual Report for 2010, in which it highlights, among other things, its work on climate change.

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UNESCAP and UNDP Convene Green Growth Workshop [viewed]

1 June 2010: The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), together with the British High Commission and the Government of Malaysia, convened the Malaysian Green Growth Policy Tools Workshop for Low Carbon Development, from 18-19 May 2010, in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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Event: Seventh African Development Forum on Climate Change and Development [viewed]

The Seventh African Development Forum (ADF VII) on Climate Change and Development is being convened by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB). The overall objective of the Forum is to raise awareness and mobilize effective commitment and actions on the part of all stakeholders and partners at all levels to effectively mainstream climate change concerns into development policies, strategies, programmes and practices in Africa. The Forum also aims to strengthen Africa's participation in international climate change negotiations with a view to ensuring adequate reflection of the continent's concerns and priorities in a post-2012 international climate change regime.  

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