Technology

APEC ICT Ministers Adopt Okinawa Declaration [viewed]

1 November 2010: The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ministers responsible for the telecommunications and information industry (ICT) gathered in Okinawa, Japan, from 30-31 October 2010, under the theme "ICT as an Engine for New Socioeconomic Growth," and discussed the role of ICT in environmental management, among other issues.

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EU, Mexico Discuss Preparations for Cancun [viewed]

28 October 2010: The tenth meeting of the Joint Committee between the EU and Mexico – a mechanism established under the Mexico-EU Economic Partnership, Political Coordination and Cooperation Agreement – was held in Mexico City, Mexico, on 27-28 October 2010, addressing, among other issues, preparations for the Cancun Climate Change Conference.

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Event: ADBI-OECD Roundtable on Innovation for Balanced and Sustainable Growth [viewed]

This roundtable, organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will explore ways in which “developing Asian countries rebalance their economies towards domestic and regional demand.” Participants will consider emerging questions surrounding innovation, such as: innovation for balanced and sustainable growth; making innovation work for development; realizing local benefits of global value chains; and international cooperation for innovation, including technology transfer.  

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UNFCCC Releases AWG-KP Chair's Draft Proposal [viewed]

5 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a draft proposal (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/17) by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP) to facilitate preparations for negotiations.

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All-Africa Energy Week Discusses Clean Energy for Sustainable Development [viewed]

5 November 2010: The first All-Africa Energy Week (AAEW) took place in Maputo, Mozambique, from 1-5 November 2010, on the theme "Energy Infrastructure and Services in the Context of Climate Challenges."

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UNEP African Carbon Asset Development Facility Announces Green Financing Projects [viewed]

4 November 2010: The African Carbon Asset Development Facility (ACAD), which is a partnership between the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and its Risoe Center, the German Government and Standard Bank, has announced it will finance seven projects. The announcement was made at the Second African Bankers' Carbon Finance and Investment Forum, which convened in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 4-5 November 2010.

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EIB Funds Clean Energy in the Dominican Republic [viewed]

3 November 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) will provide US$37 million to finance high-voltage electricity transmission networks in the Dominican Republic, to enable power generated by new wind and hydroelectric power plants to be distributed across the country.

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ITU Symposium Adopts Cairo Road Map on ICTs and Environmental Sustainability [viewed]

4 November 2010: The fifth International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), which took place from 2-3 November 2010, in Cairo, Egypt, focused on the issue of ICTs, the environment and climate change in Africa, and the needs of developing countries.

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IEA Clean Energy Technologies Symposium Concludes in Singapore [viewed]

3 November 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) held a Clean Energy Technologies Symposium at the Singapore International Energy Week 2010.

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UN Secretary-General Addresses China's Central Party School [viewed]

2 November 2010: In a speech at China's Central Party School in Beijing, China, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed global challenges, including climate change, the threat of global terrorism, and disruptions in transportation, communications and information systems.

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