Technology

EBRD Announces Energy Efficiency Loan for Romania [viewed]

21 July 2011: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced a €10 million corporate loan to finance energy efficiency projects in the Romanian municipal sector.

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UNITAR, WTI Course Explores Legal and Economic Issues Relating to Trade and Climate Change [viewed]

15 July 2011: The UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and the World Trade Institute (WTI) concluded the second session of their e-Learning course on Trade and Climate Change. The main objective of the course was to improve participants' knowledge of key legal and economic issues arising from the ongoing climate change debate.

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Event: ITU Telecom World 2011 [viewed]

This event is organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), with the aim of providing a platform for key players of the information and communication industry to network, share knowledge and seek solutions to global challenges. Discussions will focus around 12 themes, including green solutions for sustainable growth and improving healthcare through e-health services.  

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Event: Fifth Meeting of the Cartagena Group/Dialogue for Progressive Action on Climate Financing [viewed]

The fifth meeting of the Cartagena Group/Dialogue for Progressive Action on climate financing will take place in Apia, Samoa.  

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IDB Finances Sustainable Energy Matrix in Peru [viewed]

IDB21 July 2011: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved the third portion of a programmatic policy-based loan to develop Peru's sustainable energy matrix.

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CDKN Launches Guide on Implications of Green Growth for Development [viewed]

20 July 2011: The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) has launched a guide titled "Green Growth: Implications for development planning," which focuses on the role of economic tools in planning for green growth.

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WIPO Holds Conference on Innovation and Climate Change [viewed]

13 July 2011: The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has hosted a conference on the role of innovation and technology in the development and diffusion of green technologies to provide solutions to the challenges posed by climate change.

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Guest Article #62: Harnessing the Potential of IRENA [viewed]

This April witnessed the historic first Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), a fledgling Agency with the potential to transform the world's response to the urgent need to harness renewable energy and put the world on a sustainable clean energy path.

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UN Security Council Debates Security Impacts of Climate Change [viewed]

20 July 2011: The UN Security Council held its second thematic debate on “Maintenance of international peace and security: the impact of climate change,” on 20 July 2011, in New York, US. Many delegates expressed concern that adverse effects of climate change could aggravate existing threats to international peace and security. While noting that the loss of territory in some States due to sea-level rise, particularly in small, low-lying island States, could have security implications, the Security Council could not agree that it had a role to play in this regard.

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World Bank Supports Armenia's Renewable Energy Programme [viewed]

World Bank19 July 2011: The World Bank is supporting Armenia in diversifying its energy matrix towards renewable sources, providing financing for small hydropower projects that also benefit from national incentives to supply renewable energy to the national grid.

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