Technology

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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CDM International Photo and Video Contest Winners Announced [viewed]

3 December 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has announced the winners of the 2010 Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) International Photo and Video Contests, which were launched with the theme “CDM Changing Lives.”

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EIB Grants Climate Mitigation Loan to China [viewed]

3 December 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a 500 million euro loan to China to fund projects supporting climate change mitigation.

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European Commission Launches Website on Energy-efficient Vehicles [viewed]

3 December 2010: The European Commission has launched a website to help public authorities and stakeholders choose the cleanest and most energy-efficient vehicles available.

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European States Will Develop Network of Offshore Windfarms [viewed]

3 December 2010: Ten European States have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to proceed with the development of a network of offshore windfarms in the North Seas covering a surface area of about 760,000 km².

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CDM Executive Board Launches Calls for Public Input [viewed]

1 December 2010: As agreed at its 58th meeting, the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has launched two calls for public inputs.

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UNFCCC Publishes Correction to Technology Research and Development Report [viewed]

1 December 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a corrigendum (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/INF.11/Corr.1) to paragraph 11 of the report on options to facilitate collaborative technology research and development.

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UNEP Launches CDM Methodologies and Technologies Selection Tool [viewed]

December 2010: the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre has launched a tool to assist Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) stakeholders in choosing the most appropriate and relevant methodologies and technologies for their CDM projects.

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Report of the 58th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board Released [viewed]

26 November 2010: The report of the 58th meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board, which was held from 22-26 November 2010, in Cancun, Mexico, is now available on the UNFCCC website.

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