Mitigation

European Commission Launches CCS Project Network [viewed]

17 September 2010: The European Commission has completed the launch of the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project Network, the EU tool that supports early large-scale demonstration of CCS technologies.

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European Council Provides Orientations on EU External Relations [viewed]

16 September 2010: The European Council discussed how to give new momentum to the Union's external relations, agreeing on the need for Europe to promote its interests and values more assertively and in a spirit of reciprocity and mutual benefit. In this context it provided guidance on specific external relations issues such as climate change.

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-KP 14 Agenda for Tianjin Meeting [viewed]

15 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the provisional annotated agenda for the 14th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol. (AWG-KP 14).

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UNFCCC Posts Submissions of Views on the Draft Proposal by the Chair [viewed]

15 September 2010: At the 13th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 13), the Chair presented a "Draft proposal by the Chair" (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/CRP.2) and invited Parties to submit their views on the text to the Secretariat by 31 August 2010.

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UNEP Launches Report Linking Ozone and Climate Change on International Ozone Day [viewed]

16 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) launched the executive summary of a new report, titled “Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2010,” on the UN International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The report, by UNEP and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), offers the first comprehensive update on ozone depletion in four years, and provides new information on the effects of climate change on the ozone layer, as well as the impact of ozone changes on the Earth's climate.

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Ahead of MDG Summit, UN Secretary-General Calls for Increased Cooperation [viewed]

16 September 2010: As world leaders prepare for the MDG Summit, which will be held from 20-22 September, at UN Headquarters in New York, to boost progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held a press conference to discuss the findings of the report titled "The Global Partnership for Development at a Critical Juncture." 

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Event: First All-Africa Energy Week [viewed]

The First All Africa Energy Week (AAEW) is organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), in cooperation with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), under the theme: “Energy Infrastructure and Services in the Context of Climate Challenges.” The overall objectives of the AAEW are to achieve more efficient, coherent and coordinated actions towards increasing energy access and developing the energy sector in Africa; and to accelerate progress through dialogue and partnerships in scaling up investments in the African energy sector. The All-Africa Energy Week will be organised jointly with the Pan African Investment Forum and the AU Conference of African Energy Ministers.  

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Event: GSI-UNEP Conference on Increasing the Momentum of Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform [viewed]

The Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) are holding a two-day conference, titled "Increasing the Momentum of Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform: Developments and Opportunities," to bring together country delegates and experts from international organizations, NGOs, universities and the industrial sector. The event will feature representatives from international organizations such as the OECD, UNEP, World Bank, WTO and OPEC, as well as international fora such as G-20, APEC and the Friends group of countries that support reforming fossil-fuel subsidies, who will share and review their perspectives and activities. It will discuss not only the scale and impacts of consumer and producer subsidies, but especially focus on international developments, reform strategies and opportunities for enhanced international cooperation.  

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Event: 16th Senior Officials Meeting of the Environmental Management Group [viewed]

The technical segment of the meeting will consider a progress report on the work of the Environmental Management Group (EMG) and a proposed work plan. The meeting will also consider strategic issues including the green economy, international environmental governance, and environmental and social safeguards.  

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UN Secretary-General Addresses World Energy Congress [viewed]

16 September 2010: The 21st World Energy Congress took place from 12-16 September 2010, in Montreal, Canada.

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