Technology

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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UN Secretary-General and Bolivian President Morales Discuss Recent Conference [viewed]

7 May 2010: The UN Secretary-General recently met with Bolivian President Evo Morales Ayma and representatives from civil society organizations that participated in the People's World Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth, which convened in Cochabamba, Bolivia, from 19-22 April 2010.

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UNFCCC Publishes Document on Arrangements for Intergovernmental Meetings [viewed]

7 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a note by the Executive Secretary on arrangements for intergovernmental meetings (FCCC/SBI/2010/8).  This document addresses three main topics: the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) and the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 5); future sessional periods; and organization of the intergovernmental process.

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UNFCCC Publishes Technology Submission from Kazakhstan [viewed]

6 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission from Kazakhstan on the areas of focus set out in section IV of the terms of reference for the review and assessment of the effectiveness of the implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 1(c) and 5, of the Convention (technology transfer) (FCCC/SBI/2010/MISC.3).

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GEF Funds Fuel Cell Buses in Shanghai World Expo 2010 [viewed]

May 2010: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has contributed US$6 million to produce six fuel cell buses that will be used to shuttle visitors at the World EXPO 2010 "Better City - Better Life."

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Global Oceans Conference Addresses Oceans, Climate and Security [viewed]

7 May 2010: The Fifth Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts and Islands, which took place in Paris, France, from 3-7 May 2010, was organized around three thematic sessions: ensuring survival; preserving life; and improving governance. The theme ensuring survival was sub-titled "Oceans, Climate and Security -  Major Issues in Mitigation, Adaptation, and Financing in the Post-Copenhagen Climate Regime."

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