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UN-Energy Outlines Priorities Ahead of Rio 2012 [viewed]

14 February 2011: UN-Energy held a retreat on 10-11 February 2011, in Vienna, Austria, to define the group's priorities in preparation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio 2012). The highlights of the retreat are reported in the weekly newsletter of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) for the period 14-18 February 2011.

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OECD Working Paper Explores Swedish Climate Mitigation Policy [viewed]

9 February 2011: The OECD has released a new economics working paper, titled “Enhancing the Cost-Effectiveness of Climate Change Mitigation Policies in Sweden,” which discusses next steps in Swedish mitigation policies now that the country has decoupled GDP growth from emissions growth.

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IEA Bioenergy Newsletter Highlights Bioenergy in the UK, Biorefineries [viewed]

January 2011: International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy has released its newest issue of “Bioenergy News” (Volume 22, Number 2), which discusses progress on current initiatives, biorefineries, new publications and upcoming events.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Discusses Security and Climate Change [viewed]

15 February 2011: In an address to the Congress of Deputies of Spain at the Superior Centre of National Defence Studies in Madrid, Spain, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres noted that the link between security concerns and climate change has gained importance over the past few years.

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UN Secretary-General Addresses the Challenges of Sustainable Development and Equality [viewed]

15 February 2011: Addressing students and faculty at the University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon listed the "sweeping changes in the global landscape," highlighting "disasters striking with greater force" and "the impacts of climate change growing ever clearer."

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UNESCO IOC Outlines Position Ahead of Rio [viewed]

February 2011: The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released an article titled "Rio+20: The Countdown Begins," which outlines its role in implementing the sustainable development agenda.

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Event: 12th Meeting of the CDM Designated National Authorities Forum [viewed]

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Designated National Authorities' (DNA) Forum aims to provide opportunities for DNA representatives to exchange views and share their experiences relating to the CDM, and bring forward common views and issues to the attention of the CDM Executive Board (EB).  

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Event: 27th Meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee [viewed]

The 27th meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC 27) will take place in Durban, South Africa to consider issues relating to the operation of Joint Implementation.  

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Event: 65th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board [viewed]

The Executive Board (EB) of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will hold its 65th meeting to consider matters relating to the operation of the CDM.  

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Event: 27th Meeting of the JI Accreditation Panel [viewed]

The Joint Implementation (JI) Accreditation Panel will meet to consider matters relating to the accreditation of independent entities.  

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