Technology

UPU Releases Results of Carbon Emissions Inventory [viewed]

Upu Logo3 December 2009: The Universal Postal Union (UPU), the UN specialized agency for postal services, has released the results of its first worldwide survey, which estimates that Posts in its 191 member countries generated at least 26 million tons of carbon dioxide in 2008 through the operation of postal vehicles and buildings, or 0.07% of total worldwide emissions.

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IEA Releases Technology Roadmap for Cement Industry [viewed]

4dic_09_023 December 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA), in cooperation with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative, has released a new publication titled the "Cement Technology Roadmap 2009: Carbon emissions reductions up to 2050," as part of its Technology Roadmap series.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Pre-COP 15 Edition of its Newsletter [viewed]

4dic_09_042 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the latest edition of its newsletter, which looks ahead to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 15).

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December Issue of WMO's Newsletter Highlights Work on a Global Framework for Climate Services [viewed]

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2 December 2009: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has released the December issue of its newsletter MeteoWorld, which provides an overview of recent WMO activities, including work on a Global Framework for Climate Services.

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UNECE Energy Week Focuses on Clean Energy and Finance [viewed]

Unece30 November 2009: The "Weekly" newsletter of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) for 30 November-4 December 2009 reports on the outcomes of the UNECE Energy Week, which was held from 16-20 November 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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UNECE Investigates Role of Wood Energy in the Western Balkans [viewed]

3dic_09_022 December 2009: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) held a workshop in Cavtat, Croatia, from 17-20 November 2009, to identify policy options supporting cost-effective wood energy in the Western Balkans.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Receives Further Bali Action Plan Submissions [viewed]

UNFCCC2 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has received three further submissions (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/MISC.9) from intergovernmental organizations on ideas and proposals on the elements contained in paragraph 1 of the Bali Action Plan for the eighth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA).

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UN Secretary-General Urges Action on Two Fronts Ahead of Copenhagen [viewed]

3dic_09_051 December 2009: In a video address on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Antarctic Treaty, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the threat posed by climate change to the Antarctic ecosystem.

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IEA Publishes Fifth Technology Roadmap on Wind Energy [viewed]

3dic_09_0730 November 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published the fifth report of its clean energy technology roadmap series on wind energy, which aims to provide input to negotiators at Copenhagen as they attempt to develop the optimal solution for climate and energy policies.

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UN Secretary-General to Ibero-American Summit: “We Cannot Afford to Fail in Copenhagen” [viewed]

29 November 2009: In a message delivered by António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, to the Ibero-American Summit in Estoril, Portugal, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that "our capacity to innovate should be put to use without delay" to address the challenge of climate change.

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