UNECE

Commission Discusses European Forests and Climate Change [viewed]

30 April 2010: The 35th Session of the European Forestry Commission (ECE) met from 27-29 April 2010, in Lisbon, Portugal, to discuss European forests' central role in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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European Commission Proposes Clean Transport Strategy [viewed]

28 April 2010: The European Commission has tabled a technology-neutral strategy on clean and energy-efficient vehicles, which aims to strengthen the European car industry while contributing to European leadership in climate change and clean transport.

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UNECE Transport Project Meetings Adopt Innsbruck Initiative [viewed]

27 April 2010: National coordinators for the Trans-European Motorway (TEM) and Trans-European Railway (TER) projects from 13 countries in Central and Eastern Europe and the Caucasus adopted the “Innsbruck Initiative for safe, secure, prosperous and environmentally friendly transport” on 23 April 2010.

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UNECE Pollutant Release Protocol Close to Operationalization [viewed]

23 April 2010: The first meeting of the governing body of the 2003 Kiev Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTR) culminated in the adoption of a declaration and a set of decisions to operationalize the Protocol. 

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Event: Steering Committee of the Energy Efficiency 21 Project [viewed]

This event has been rescheduled

The Steering Committee of the Energy Efficiency 21 (EE21) Project will hold its 21st meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on 21 April 2010. This will be the last of three related events held back-to-back in Geneva.  

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Event: First meeting of the Group of Experts on Global Energy Efficiency of the Global Energy Efficiency 21 Project [viewed]

This meeting has been rescheduled.

The first meeting of the Group of Experts of the Global Energy Efficiency 21 Project (GEE21), created at COP 14 in Poznań, Poland, by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to facilitate cooperation and exchange between regional UN commissions on energy efficiency for climate change mitigation, will: discuss recent developments in the GEE21 Project, especially the newly published document “Financing Global Climate Change Mitigation: Sources of Financing Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Investments;” hear presentations on sustainable energy programmes and projects; and discuss the 2010-11 programme of work.  

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Event: 15th Session of the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

This event has been rescheduled. This expert group was created within the framework of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Committee on Sustainable Energy.  

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Event: First Meeting of the Parties to the 2003 Kiev Protocol on Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers [viewed]

The Protocol is the first legally binding international instrument on pollutant release and transfer registers (PRTRs), which help to identify the biggest sources of pollution, including those emitting greenhouse gases (GHGs). The Protocol is expected to contribute to climate change mitigation efforts in the region of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

 

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WORLD URBAN FORUM 5 DEVELOPS RECOMMENDATIONS TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE INCLUSIVE CITIES [viewed]

The fifth World Urban Forum (WUF-5), which took place from 22-26 March 2010, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, under the theme “The Right to the City: Bridging the Urban Divide,” was hosted by the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the Government of Brazil.

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UNECE Approves Air Quality Monitoring Guidelines [viewed]

30 March 2010: The “Weekly” newsletter of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), for the period 29 March-2 April 2010, reports on the meeting of the Extended Bureau of the UNECE Committee on Environmental Policy, which approved guidelines on air quality monitoring and furthered preparations for the seventh Ministerial Conference “Environment for Europe.”

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