Technology

Sustainability Focal Points Discuss UN's Climate Neutral Strategy [viewed]

24 November 2010: The third meeting of the Issue Management Group on Sustainability Management (IMG) took place in New York, US, on 28-29 October 2010, bringing together over 50 focal points with responsibility for implementing the UN Climate Neutral Strategy.

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World Bank Launches Corporate Responsibility Website [viewed]

24 November 2010: The World Bank has launched a new Corporate Responsibility website showcasing its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint since 2002.

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UNFCCC Releases Report of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer [viewed]

24 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the work of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (EGTT) in the period from June to November 2010, conducted in accordance with its updated two-year rolling programme of work for 2010-2011 (FCCC/SB/2010/INF.4).

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World Bank Report Highlights Potential for Portable Solar Lighting in Africa [viewed]

23 November 2010: The World Bank has released a report titled "Solar Lighting for the Base of the Pyramid: Overview of an Emerging Market," which underlines that, by 2015, solar portable lights could provide access to clean and safe lighting to an estimated 65 million Africans who are currently either un-electrified or under-electrified.

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UNFCCC Publishes Turkey's COP 16 Outcome Submission [viewed]

19 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission from Turkey (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.8) under the agenda item preparation of an outcome to be presented to the Conference of the Parties (COP) for adoption at its 16th session to enable the full, effective and sustained implementation of the Convention through long-term cooperative action now, up to and beyond 2012.

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UNFCCC Publishes IMO and WMO Submissions [viewed]

19 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published two submissions (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.9) from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Meteorological Organization  (WMO) under the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) on ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan.

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UNFCCC Releases Technical Paper on Standardized Baselines under the CDM [viewed]

18 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a technical paper (FCCC/TP/2010/4), which has been  prepared in order to support the consideration of standardized baselines under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

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UNFCCC Releases AWG-KP Scenario Note for Cancun [viewed]

16 November 2010: The UNFCC Secretariat has published the scenario note (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/16) for the 15th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 15), which will take place in Cancun, Mexico, beginning on 29 November 2010.

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UNFCCC Releases Report on Regional Training Programme on Technology Transfer Project Preparation [viewed]

23 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of its regional training programme on preparing technology transfer projects for financing, which took place between 2008 and 2010 (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/INF.6).

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UN Secretary-General Discusses Areas for Agreement [viewed]

22 November 2010: In his address to the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted deforestation, adaptation, technology, capacity building and the future of the Kyoto Protocol as areas that are "ripe for agreement."

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