Technology

ITU and GeSI Highlight Role of ICTs in Addressing Climate Change [viewed]

6 December 2010:  The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) have published a report titled “Using ICTs to Tackle Climate Change,” which illustrates the importance of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and in helping countries to adapt to climate change.

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GEF Approves Housing Energy Efficiency Project [viewed]

3 December 2010: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved a US$9.6 million project to improve energy efficiency of houses in the Russian Federation.

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IEA Calls for Proposals on Promoting Renewable Energy Growth [viewed]

December 2010: The International Energy Agency Renewable Energy Technology Deployment (IEA-RETD) Implementing Agreement has published three calls for proposals.

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UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies Complete their Work in Cancun [viewed]

4 December 2010: On 4 December 2010, the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies for Implementation (SBI) and Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA) completed their work for their sessions in Cancun, Mexico.

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UNDP Releases Updated Technology Needs Assessment Handbook [viewed]

3 December 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the UNFCCC Secretariat, has released the updated version of the Handbook for Conducting Technology Needs Assessment for Climate Change. 

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OECD/IEA Brief Highlights Options for Developing Country Participation in Market Mechanisms [viewed]

November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), together with the International Energy Agency (IEA), has released a policy brief titled “Scaled-up Market Mechanisms – What is Needed to Move Forward?” as part of a series of documents summarizing the OECD's climate change-related work.

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OECD Paper Discusses Energy Sector Environmental Management and Governance [viewed]

November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a paper in its OECD Environmental Working Papers series titled “Capacity Development for Environmental Management and Governance in the Energy Sector in Developing Countries.”

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UNEP Releases Waste and Climate Change Report [viewed]

3 December 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) International Environmental Technology Centre has released a report titled "Waste and Climate Change: Global Trends and Strategy Framework."

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Guest Article #53: The Global Energy Assessment – Guiding the Next Energy Transformation [viewed]

As world leaders gather in Cancun for the COP16 climate meeting, the subject of energy – its use, production, distribution and sustainability – should be high on their agenda. The reality is that we cannot address many of the challenges of the 21st Century such as energy security, poverty alleviation, and climate change with the energy systems that we have today.

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Cancun Oceans Day Discusses Strategy on Oceans and Climate [viewed]

4 December 2010: The Cancun Oceans Day event convened in Cancun, Mexico, on 4 December 2010, organized by the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, in association with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Secretaries of Environment and Natural Resources of the Mexican States of Campeche, Quintana Roo, and Yucatan, and the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), Mexico, in collaboration with other partners.

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