Technology

EEA Creates Renewables Database [viewed]

14 September 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has launched a database collecting figures derived from available National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) produced by EU member States, with a view to facilitating comparison of data across renewable energy technologies and between the EU member States.

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Event: Second Methane to Markets Ministerial Meeting [viewed]

This meeting is convened by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Mexico's Ministry of Environment (SEMARNAT). It aims to advance cooperation on methane reductions, in the framework of the Methane to Markets Partnership. Ministers from participating countries are expected to reaffirm their commitment to strong global action on methane for an additional five years.  

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Event: Green Information and Communication Technologies for a Sustainable Future [viewed]

This event is being organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) during "Climate Week NYC," which will take place from 20-26 September in New York, US. This workshop will present case studies of innovation in low-carbon technologies. The event will also cover, inter alia: the role of “green” ICT initiatives and applications in reducing carbon dioxide emissions; ensuring sustainable development and green growth; and how the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry can promote awareness and implementation of “green” ICTs.  

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Event: Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate [viewed]

The Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, at the level of leaders' representatives, will continue dialogue among major developed and developing economies to make progress in meeting the climate change and clean energy challenge, and to advance the exploration of concrete initiatives and joint ventures that increase the supply of clean energy while cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  

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UNGA Refers Draft Outcome Document to MSI+5 [viewed]

13 September 2010: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has agreed by consensus to refer a draft outcome document (document A/64/L.68) to the high-level review meeting on the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) (MSI+5).

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UNFCCC Publishes COP 16 and COP/MOP 6 Agendas [viewed]

9 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the provisional annotated agendas for the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) (FCCC/CP/2010/1) and the sixth session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP/MOP 6) (FCCC/KP/CMP/2010/1), which will take place in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November-10 December 2010.

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EIB Supports Waste-to-Energy Project in Finland [viewed]

3 September 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) is financing a project in Lahti, Finland, that will convert municipal waste into heat and power through the large-scale use of a novel method involving waste gasification, gas cleaning and high-efficiency combustion.

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UNECE Publishes MDGs Report for Europe and Central Asia [viewed]

August 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has published a report titled "The MDGs in Europe and Central Asia: Achievements, Challenges and the Way Forward." The chapter on MDG 7 (environmental sustainability) was jointly prepared by UNECE and the Regional Office for Europe of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and contains several references to climate change.

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Japan-CARICOM Ministerial Conference Discusses Assistance Measures Related to Peace, Development and Prosperity [viewed]

2 September 2010: The second Japan-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministerial-level Conference was held on 2 September 2010, in Tokyo, Japan, to identify assistance measures that will benefit CARICOM States in the next three years under the framework of the Japan-CARICOM Partnership Programme.

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Low-Carbon Leaders Project Invites Feedback from C4C Signatories [viewed]

September 2010: The UN Global Compact's Caring for Climate (C4C) signatories are invited to provide input and feedback on the Low-Carbon Leaders Project (LCLP), an open source, multi-media platform aimed at capturing and sharing transformative low-carbon solutions.

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