Technology

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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UNFCCC Publishes Note on Technology Transfer Performance Indicators [viewed]

25 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a note (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/INF.3) that presents information required for using the performance indicators to support the review of the implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 1(c) and 5, of the Convention (technology transfer).

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Event: Public Symposium on Climate Change and Education: UNESCO's Role in the 2010s [viewed]

The keynote address of this Symposium will be given by the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The event will also be webcast.  

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Climate Talks Open in Bonn [viewed]

31 May 2010: The Bonn Climate Change Talks began on 31 May 2010, and are scheduled to conclude on 11 June. The meeting brings together representatives from 182 countries and will include the 32nd sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies of the UNFCCC, the tenth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 10) and the 12th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 12).

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