Technology

EIB Finances 103 MW Wind Farm in Mexico [viewed]

5 May 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved a 78.5 million Euro loan to finance a wind farm in the south-west of Mexico.

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Petersberg Climate Dialogue Gathers Environment and Climate Ministers [viewed]

4 May 2010: Germany and Mexico jointly hosted the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Germany, from 2-4 May 2010, with a view to developing, in an informal framework, a political position in time for the next round of formal negotiations under the UNFCCC.

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AfDB Supports African Climate Change Institutions [viewed]

4 May 2010: The African Development Bank (AfDB) launched a project to support climate institutions in Africa from 2010-2012, for an estimated total of US$37 million.

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Fourth GEF Assembly Documents Identify Climate Tipping Points [viewed]

May 2010: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has published documents for the Fourth GEF Assembly, including a report of its Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), which highlights that climate change is "even more dangerous than previously expected" and identifies a series of climate change tipping points (GEF/A.4/3).

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-LCA Submissions [viewed]

30 April 2010: The Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has published a document (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.2) including additional views on which the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action (AWG-LCA) may draw on in preparing text to facilitate negotiations among parties. The document includes 18 submissions from parties.

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UNDP Promotes Energy Access for the Poor through Multifunctional Platforms [viewed]

April 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is working with the Government of Burkina Faso to promote access to energy as a key component of poverty reduction. The initiative includes the installation of multifunctional platforms, powered by a diesel engine.

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Event: Energy Management Action NetworK workshop [viewed]

The second workshop of the Energy Management Action NetworK (EMAK) aims to continue work begun at the first EMAK workshop held in January 2010, in Paris, France, on frameworks and institutions for energy management. It will also incorporate a session on ISO 50001. This workshop is organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, on behalf of the International Partnership of Energy Efficiency Co-operation (IPEEC), and the Governments of Japan and the US.  

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Event: Workshop on the Outlook for Unconventional Oil [viewed]

Organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Council on Foreign Relations, this high-level expert meeting will discuss implications of the increasing tendency to explore non-traditional sources of oil. Specifically, the meeting will address Canadian oil sands, extra-heavy oil in Venezuela, prospects for coal-to-liquids, the environmental consequences and constraints of these oils, and the role of technology.  

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Addresses Petersberg Climate Dialogue [viewed]

3 May 2010: Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), addressed the Petersberg Climate Dialogue, which met from 2-4 May 2010 in Bonn, Germany, where he reflected on the Copenhagen meeting and the current status of the climate change process.

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CSD 18 Commences Review of Transport, Chemicals, Waste Management, Mining and Sustainable Consumption and Production [viewed]

3 May 2010: The 18th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 18) is meeting in New York, US, to consider the thematic cluster of transport, chemicals, waste management, mining, and the 10-year framework of programmes on sustainable consumption and production patterns (SCP).

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