Technology

World Bank Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership Incorporates Technology Provider [viewed]

15 June 2010: The World Bank-led Global Gas Flaring Reduction partnership (GGFR) incorporated Finland's Wärtsilä, a technology provider, as the first associated partner to join the global effort to reduce the flaring or burning of natural gas associated to oil production.

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IEA and CSLF Release CCS Report [viewed]

14 June 2010: In preparation for the G8 Summit to be held in Muskoka, Canada, on 25-26 June 2010, the International Energy Agency (IEA) together with the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) have published a report titled “Carbon Capture and Storage: Progress and Next Steps.” The report follows up on the IEA's mandate from the 2005 G8 summit in Gleneagles to explore short term opportunities in carbon capture and storage (CCS).

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FAO Releases Report on Bioenergy and Food Security in Tanzania [viewed]

June 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a report on “Bioenergy and Food Security: The BEFS Analysis for Tanzania,” which aims to support the development of bioenergy policies that are aligned with Tanzania's poverty reduction and food security strategies.

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Second East Asia Climate Forum Discusses Green Growth [viewed]

17 June 2010: The Second East Asia Climate Forum convened on 16 June 2010, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, to provide a forum for dialogue on reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in East Asia and for turning the challenges of climate change into sustainable economic opportunities.

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Bolivia Comments on AWG-LCA Advance Draft [viewed]

16 June 2010: During a press conference held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, Bolivian Ambassador Pablo Solόn strongly objected to the advance draft of a revised text to facilitate negotiations among parties produced by the Chair of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the UNFCCC (AWG-LCA) at its tenth session, held in Bonn, Germany, earlier in June.

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IRENA Statute to Enter Into Force on 8 July 2010 [viewed]

11 June 2010: As of 8 June 2010, 25 countries had ratified the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Statute. IRENA's Statute enters into force one month after the 25th Signatory has ratified the Statute and deposited its instrument of ratification with the Depository. Accordingly, IRENA will become a fully-fledged international organisation on 8 July 2010.

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WFP Releases Annual Report for 2010 [viewed]

June 2010: The World Food Programme (WFP) has released its annual report for 2010, titled "Fighting Hunger Worldwide." The report indicates that the number of hungry people worldwide grew to over one billion.

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OECD, FAO Release Agriculture Outlook 2010-2019 [viewed]

15 June 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) have released their sixth Agriculture Outlook, which projects the global markets of key agricultural commodities in order to build consensus on how global agriculture may evolve in the coming decade and the key issues impacting its course.

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Event: UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2010 [viewed]

Held every three years, the Leaders Summit is the forum for Global Compact participants to renew their commitment to responsible practices, share progress made and set the direction for the coming years. At the Summit, business leaders will tackle priority areas that are central to corporate leadership, including: connecting sustainability issues and actions; tackling climate change and the Millennium Development Goals; scaling up collective action and public-private partnerships; and leveraging investors and educators as ESG (environmental, social, governance) change agents.  

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EIB, European Commission to Explore Joint Climate Finance [viewed]

14 June 2010: European Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard and European Investment Bank (EIB) President Philippe Maystadt have agreed to explore a joint climate finance initiative for developing countries, combining European Commission and member States' grants with financing from the EIB and other European financial institutions to meet adaptation and mitigation challenges.

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