Technology

Event: ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2010 [viewed]

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference, the top policy making body of the ITU, is held every four years and sets the ITU's policy, financial planning and strategic goals. This year's Conference will consider various issues, including: ITU's strategic plan and financial plan for 2012-2015; cybersecurity; and the enhanced use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in mitigating climate change and delivering emergency communication in the wake of natural disasters. In addition, the Conference will include four side event sessions featuring debates between experts from government and industry, on: roadblocks to ‘broadband inclusion for all;' enabling a low-carbon future: the key role of ICTs to address climate change; accessible ICTs for persons with disabilities; and cybersecurity.  

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UNFCCC Publishes WHO AWG-LCA Submission [viewed]

30 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.7) from the World Health Organization (WHO) under ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan.

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UNGA General Debate Wraps Up [viewed]

29 September 2010: The General Debate of the 65th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) concluded on 29 September 2010, in New York, US, with Assembly President Joseph Deiss (Switzerland) underlining that many speakers had addressed the risks associated with climate change, including the loss of biodiversity, and reiterated the need for more efforts to address those challenges head on.

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World Bank and IDB Co-Organize Energy Efficiency and Access Forum for Latin America [viewed]

29 September 2010: An Energy Efficiency and Access Forum, which was jointly organized by the Mexican Government, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank, highlighted that Latin America's power generating capacity may need to double over the next 20 years to meet the growing demand for electricity.

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IEA Newsletter Discusses World's First CSS Standard [viewed]

29 September 2010: The International Energy Agency's (IEA) Greenhouse Gas Research and Development Program's (IEAGHG) latest Greenhouse Issues newsletter focuses on carbon capture and storage (CCS) discussions within the G8, the development of a new CSS standard, and other CSS-related news.

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UNDP Contributes to Recovery Efforts in Pakistan [viewed]

29 September 2010: As part of the recovery efforts from the monsoon floods in Pakistan, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) will build approximately 5,000 disaster-resistant and energy efficient houses for those left homeless in the coastal area of Thatta, where 86% of the population lives below the poverty line.

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Event: WTO Committee on Trade and Environment [viewed]

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE) will discuss experiences with product carbon footprint schemes.  

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September Issue of UNFCCC Newsletter Released [viewed]

29 September 2010: The September issue of the UNFCCC Newsletter focuses on the last climate change negotiating session before the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of 2010.

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Developing Countries Call for Greater Support to Respond to Climate Change [viewed]

28 September 2010: As the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) annual high-level debate continued on 28 September 2010, developing countries representatives urged greater global support in responding to climate change.

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EBRD-EIB Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund to Purchase Armenian Hydropower Plant Credits [viewed]

28 September 2010: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)- European Investment Bank (EIB) Multilateral Carbon Credit Fund (MCCF) has agreed to buy carbon credits from a group of ten small hydropower plants in Armenia, bundled into a single project under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) framework.  

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