Technology

Report on Measuring Energy Access for Sustainable Development Released [viewed]

7 June 2010: Columbia University's Earth Institute has released a paper titled “Measuring Energy Access: Supporting a Global Target.” The paper was co-authored by various UN agencies, the International Energy Agency (IEA), and the World Bank, among others.

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City of Genoa Joins Climate Neutral Network [viewed]

5 June 2010. On the occasion of World Environment Day, the Italian city of Genoa has joined the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Climate Neutral Network (CN Net).

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ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference 2010 Adopts Hyderabad Action Plan [viewed]

4 June 2010: The fifth International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Telecommunication Development Conference 2010 (WTDC-10) convened from 24 May-4 June 2010, in Hyderabad, India, to consider development priorities in telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICT), and agree on the programmes, projects and initiatives to implement them.

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WHO Releases ‘Vision 2030' on Water Supply, Sanitation and Climate Change [viewed]

May 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a CD-ROM titled "Vision 2030: The resilience of water supply and sanitation in the face of climate change," which aims to increase understanding of how anticipated climate change may affect drinking water and sanitation systems. It also outlines possible actions to optimize resilience of infrastructure and services.

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World Environment Day Celebrated [viewed]

6 June 2010: UN agencies celebrated World Environment Day on 6 June 2010, under the theme “Many Species. One Planet. One Future.” The celebrations included a number of activities, such as the launch of "Greening the Blue," which aims to encourage UN agencies to become climate neutral, solar power activities in Rwanda, and a website devoted to informing youth about climate.

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EU-Pakistan Summit Agrees Five-Year Cooperation Plan [viewed]

4 June 2010: The second EU-Pakistan Summit, which took place on 4 June 2010, in Brussels, Belgium, agreed to set in motion a five-year cooperation plan, with objectives and joint actions to be defined at future regular meetings, including on climate change and energy.

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World Bank Approves Financing for Chillers Replacement [viewed]

3 June 2010: The World Bank approved a bundle of financial instruments for a project called the “Chillers Energy Efficiency Project,” which will replace around 375 chillers in the Philippines with more climate-friendly technologies.

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ILO Publishes Report on Recovery and Growth with Decent Work [viewed]

2 June 2010: Juan Somavia, International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General, presented his report to the 99th International Labour Conference, taking place from 2-18 June 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland. The report, titled "Recovery and Growth with Decent Work," identifies a number of vital and converging objectives for the agenda for policy dialogue and action on an employment-oriented framework for strong, sustainable and balanced growth.

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World Bank Finances Green Energy in Kenya [viewed]

27 May 2010: The World Bank has approved a US$330 million loan for Kenya to expand electricity access and expand geothermal power generation as part of its green energy development strategy.

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UNFCCC Releases Report on Review of Technology Transfer [viewed]

26 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report on the review and assessment of the effectiveness of the implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 1(c) and 5, of the Convention (FCCC/SBI/2010/INF.4) on technology transfer.

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