Technology

Event: Fifth ITU Symposium on ICTs and the Environment and Climate Change [viewed]

The International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) fifth Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the Environment and Climate Change will be hosted and co-organized by Egypt's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs. It will focus on the issue of ICTs, the environment and climate change in Africa, as well as the needs of developing countries. Topics to be discussed include adaptation to climate change, e-waste, cost-effective ICT technologies, methodology of environmental impact assessment of ICT and financing of climate change solutions. The main purpose is to raise awareness of the importance and opportunities of using ICTs to monitor climate change, and to mitigate and address its effects. The symposium will issue the “Cairo Road Map,” a set of recommendations for action in relation to ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change.  

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UNFCCC Publishes CDM and JI FAQ Lists [viewed]

6 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published clarifications to “frequently asked questions” (FAQs) about the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI).  

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UNCTAD World Investment Forum Opens in China [viewed]

7 September 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (by videoconference), Supachai Panitchpakdi, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and former US President Bill Clinton addressed the World Investment Forum in Xiamen, China, highlighting the current challenge of integrating investment policies to encourage the transformation towards a low-carbon economy.

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IEA Releases 2010 Key World Energy Statistics [viewed]

1 September 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published the 2010 edition of its annual publication “Key World Energy Statistics,” covering national production and consumption characteristics, regional trends, and other key indicators for over 130 countries.

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Geneva Dialogue Discusses Climate Finance [viewed]

4 September 2010: The Geneva Dialogue on Climate Finance took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2-3 September 2010, to address current themes related to finance in the ongoing UN climate negotiations.

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UNFCCC Releases AWG-KP 13 Report [viewed]

2 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/11) of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol on its 13th session (AWG-KP 13), which took place in Bonn, Germany, from 2-6 August 2010.

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ICAO Journal Focuses on the Green Agenda [viewed]

August 2010: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has released the third issue of its Journal for 2010, which focuses on the Green Agenda.

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Event: 37th Session of the ICAO Assembly [viewed]

Delegates from International Civil Aviation Authority's (ICAO) 190 member States will meet to review issues facing international civil aviation, set policy, establish the ICAO budget, and elect members to its governing body for the next three years.  

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Event: UNITAR Course on Climate Change Diplomacy [viewed]

This online course is organized by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to facilitate international negotiations, public sector work, and diplomatic engagement in relation to climate change by enabling enhanced understanding of the science of climate change, its international policy framework, and the key negotiation issues pertinent to a post-2012 climate change agreement.  

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UN Greening the Blue Releases Report on Sustainable Travel [viewed]

31 August 2010: Greening the Blue has released a report titled “Sustainable Travel in the United Nations,” which underlines that travel contributes approximately 50% of the UN's climate footprint and represents over US$1 billion per year for the collective UN family.

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