Technology

Climate Investment Funds Approve US$5.5 Billion for Clean Energy Technology and Launch Renewable Energy Programme [viewed]

14 December 2009: The development banks' Climate Investment Funds (CIF) have launched a new programme called "Scaling up Renewable Energy in Low Income Countries (SREP)," with pledges of US$210.7 million.

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EIB and Others Launch Infrastructure Fund [viewed]

4Eib December 2009: The European Investment Bank (EIB) and other European leading public financial institutions have launched "Marguerite," a pan-European equity fund that aims to act as a catalyst for infrastructure investments implementing key EU policies in the areas of climate change, energy security and trans-European networks.

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UN Secretary-General Calls on World Leaders in Copenhagen to “Do What the Moment Requires” [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon14 December 2009: In a press conference held prior to his departure to Copenhagen, Denmark, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that decades of efforts to tackle climate change will "come down to this one critical week."

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UNFCCC Secretariat Announces Publication of JI Documentation [viewed]

UNFCCC12 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a verification report submitted by an accredited independent entity (AIE) regarding the Joint Implementation (JI) project "Utilization of Coal Mine Methane at the Coal Mine named after A.F. Zasyadko."

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Summarizes First Week of Copenhagen Negotiations [viewed]

Yvo De Boer Unfccc11 December 2009: In two press conferences held in Copenhagen, Denmark, Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, provided an update on the state of the negotiations at the end of the first week of the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

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UNEP Stresses Mitigation Role of Energy-Efficient Buildings [viewed]

14dic_09_0111 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has  released a report titled "Buildings and Climate Change - Summary for Decision Makers," which finds that energy-efficient buildings could significantly contribute to climate change mitigation and seeks to ensure that negotiators at the UN Copenhagen Climate Change Conference have the information needed to incorporate emissions from buildings into a global strategy on climate change.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Launches Call for Public Inputs on JI Accreditation Standards [viewed]

UNFCCC8 December 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has launched a call for public inputs on the first draft of the Joint Implementation (JI) accreditation standard.

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Report of 51st Meeting of CDM Executive Board Published [viewed]

UNFCCC4 December 2009: The Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has released the report of its 51st meeting, held from 30 November to 4 December 2009, in Copenhagen, Denmark, during which it considered matters relating to the operation of the CDM.

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Event: 20th Meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee [viewed]

The Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) will hold its 20th meeting to consider matters relating to the operation of Joint Implementation (JI). The meeting will be preceded by informal consultations on 22 February 2010.  

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FAO and Brazilian Space Institute Sign Forest Monitoring Agreement [viewed]

FAO10 December 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization and Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (INPE) have signed an agreement to collaborate on emissions measuring and reporting.

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