Technology

World Bank Report Highlights Potential for Portable Solar Lighting in Africa [viewed]

23 November 2010: The World Bank has released a report titled "Solar Lighting for the Base of the Pyramid: Overview of an Emerging Market," which underlines that, by 2015, solar portable lights could provide access to clean and safe lighting to an estimated 65 million Africans who are currently either un-electrified or under-electrified.

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UNFCCC Publishes Turkey's COP 16 Outcome Submission [viewed]

19 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission from Turkey (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.8) under the agenda item preparation of an outcome to be presented to the Conference of the Parties (COP) for adoption at its 16th session to enable the full, effective and sustained implementation of the Convention through long-term cooperative action now, up to and beyond 2012.

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UNFCCC Publishes IMO and WMO Submissions [viewed]

19 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published two submissions (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.9) from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Meteorological Organization  (WMO) under the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) on ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan.

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UNFCCC Releases Technical Paper on Standardized Baselines under the CDM [viewed]

18 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a technical paper (FCCC/TP/2010/4), which has been  prepared in order to support the consideration of standardized baselines under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

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UNFCCC Releases AWG-KP Scenario Note for Cancun [viewed]

16 November 2010: The UNFCC Secretariat has published the scenario note (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/16) for the 15th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 15), which will take place in Cancun, Mexico, beginning on 29 November 2010.

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UNFCCC Releases Report on Regional Training Programme on Technology Transfer Project Preparation [viewed]

23 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of its regional training programme on preparing technology transfer projects for financing, which took place between 2008 and 2010 (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/INF.6).

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UN Secretary-General Discusses Areas for Agreement [viewed]

22 November 2010: In his address to the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, US, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon highlighted deforestation, adaptation, technology, capacity building and the future of the Kyoto Protocol as areas that are "ripe for agreement."

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Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning Discusses COP 16 at Press Conference [viewed]

22 November 2010: At a press conference on the upcoming Cancun Climate Change Conference, Robert C. Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning, stated that progress could be achieved on a number of issues, namely deforestation, technology transfer and stronger financing.

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UNU Hosts Japan Iceland Geothermal Forum [viewed]

19 November 2010: The UN University-hosted "Japan Iceland Geothermal Forum 2010" focused on: the potential for geothermal energy both technically and financially to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and address climate change; the cooperation possibilities between Japan and Iceland, including development and financing; the challenges of geothermal use; the possibilities for further development of geothermal technologies; the role of governments in development of geothermal energy; and the strengths of the Japanese and Icelandic models.

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UNFCCC Publishes CDM Methodology Booklet [viewed]

22 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Methodology Booklet summarizing, classifying and illustrating the methodologies available under the CDM.

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