Technology

IMO Secretary-General Meets EC Commissioner for Climate Action [viewed]

11 May 2010: Connie Hedegaard, European Commissioner for Climate Action, met Efthimios Mitropoulos, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), at the Organization's headquarters in London, UK, on 11 May 2010, to discuss issues of mutual concern.

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DESA Highlights Importance of Affordable Transport for Achieving MGDs [viewed]

May 2010: The monthly newsletter of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) features an article on the role of affordable transport in achieving sustainable development and the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs).

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Event: 26th Meeting of the CDM Small-Scale Working Group [viewed]

The Small-Scale Working Group of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will hold its 26th meeting to consider matters relating to small-scale CDM project activities. The dates of this meeting are to be confirmed.  

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IEA Releases Two Solar Technology Roadmaps [viewed]

11 May 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released two Roadmaps on Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and Photovoltaic (PV) electricity production during the Mediterranean Solar Plan Conference taking place in Valencia, Spain, from 11-12 May 2010. In introducing the roadmaps, IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka underscored that solar energy could represent 20-25% of global electricity production and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by six billion tons per year by 2050.

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CDM Audio Files Available in French [viewed]

11 May 2010: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Audio File Service is now available in the French language.

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CDM Executive Board Releases Proposed Agenda for 54th Meeting [viewed]

10 May 2010: The proposed agenda, annotated agenda and draft work programme for the 54th meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), scheduled to take place from 24-28 May 2010, in Bonn, Germany, are now available on the CDM website.

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Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Releases Sustainability Standards [viewed]

7 May 2010: The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) has released its complete set of biofuels sustainability standards. The numerous standards compiled in this database range from a technical draft for EU market access to standards approved for pilot testing on: chains of custody; certification and accreditation bodies; and application of rules to specific conditions.

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UNFCCC Publishes Note on ToR for Technology Research and Development [viewed]

7 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a note on terms of reference (ToR) for a report on options to facilitate collaborative technology research and development (R&D) relevant to environmentally sound technologies (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/INF.4).

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SIDS Day at CSD 18 Discusses Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy [viewed]

10 May 2010: On 10 May 2010, delegates at the 18th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 18) considered the CSD 18 thematic topics as they relate to small island developing States (SIDS) and conducted a review of the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Implementation (MSI) of the Barbados Plan of Action for the Sustainable Development of SIDS (PrepCom for MSI+5).

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World Bank Holds Consultations on Environment Strategy [viewed]

10 May 2010: The World Bank held one in a series of consultations with civil society on its new environment strategy. During the 10 May consultation, the growing importance of climate change within the World Bank's environment agenda and concerns by civil society on the Bank's funding of fossil fuels were highlighted.

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