Technology

Elysée Summit on Africa Adopts Declaration on Peace and Security, Climate Change [viewed]

sommet-afrique-elysee7 December 2013: The Elysée Summit for Peace and Security in Africa concluded with the adoption of a Declaration that includes sections on peace and security, economic partnership and development, and climate change.

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IEA Report Offers Guidance on Climate and Energy Policy Integration [viewed]

IEA5 December 2013: The International Energy Agency (IEA) provides guidance for policymakers in its report “Managing Interactions between Carbon Pricing and Existing Energy Policies.” The report, part of IEA's 2013 Insight Series, considers options for designing climate-energy policy packages that maximize policy synergies and minimize tradeoffs which could undermine policy objectives, raise societal costs, create investment uncertainties, and increase risk of stranded assets.

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ECLAC Highlights Climate Change Impacts on Grain Production in Central America [viewed]

ECLAC29 November 2013: The Subregional headquarters for Mexico and Central America of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) issued a study finding substantial potential climate change impacts on basic grains production in the seven countries of Central America, and suggesting possible strategies to promote adaptation.

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IEA Report Outlines Conditions Necessary for Transition to Low Carbon Energy [viewed]

IEANovember 2013: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report analyzing electricity security challenges associated with decarbonization and outlining best practices for a successful transition to a sustainable energy future.

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Event: Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP 2-4) [viewed]

The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) will convene for the fourth part of its second session in March 2014.  

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Event: 14th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit: Attaining Energy, Water and Food Security for All [viewed]

Organized annually by the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) since 2001, the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) serves as a platform exchange global knowledge on sustainable development. In 2014 the conference theme will be "Attaining Energy, Water and Food Security for All" and will hold thematic tracks on these specific areas of energy, water and food security. These topics were chosen due to their centrality and interrelation in alleviating poverty and to creating a climate resilient and robust green economy, and the current threat to water and food security stemming from the current and growing overconsumption of water and other natural resources. DSDS 2014 will also award the Sustainable Development Leadership Award.  

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Low Emission Capacity Building Meeting Focuses on Attracting Climate Finance [viewed]

LECBP2 December 2013: The Low Emission Capacity Building (LECB) Programme's Global Meeting focused on attracting climate finance for low emission development, discussed preparation of Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS), and included national presentations and a skills-based training course on climate finance. 

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OECD Outlines Climate Change Work for 2013-2014 [viewed]

OECD29 November 2013: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a brochure, titled 'Work on Climate Change 2013-2014,' which outlines past and future work of the organization in relation to economic and policy analysis on climate change, and OECD fora for climate change discussions.

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UNESCAP Announces New Regional Mechanism on Drought [viewed]

UNESCAP29 November 2013: The Third Session of the Committee on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) has concluded with a call on the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) to facilitate regional cooperation to harness technological advances for resilient, inclusive and sustainable development. In response, ESCAP's Regional Space Applications Programme for Sustainable Development (RESAP) announced the development and operationalization of a new regional mechanism on drought.

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Transport NAMA Database Prototype Launched [viewed]

transport-nama-database28 November 2013: The Partnership on Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) has announced the launch of the prototype of the Transport Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA) Database, which aims to facilitate access to and learning from existing transport NAMAs at all stages of development.

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