Technology

CDM Executive Board Releases Report of 53rd Meeting [viewed]

26 March 2010: The Report of the 53rd Meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which took place from 22-26 March 2010, in Bonn, Germany, is now available on the CDM website.

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CDM Executive Board Launches Calls for Public Inputs [viewed]

26 March 2010: Four calls for public inputs have been launched by the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), as agreed at its 53rd meeting.

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UNFCCC Publishes AWG-KP Scenario Note [viewed]

22 March 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the scenario note (FCCC/KP/AWG/2010/2) for the 11th session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 11), which will be held in conjunction with the ninth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA 9), from 9-11 April 2010, in Bonn, Germany.

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UNFCCC Publishes SBSTA and SBI Provisional Agendas [viewed]

22 March 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the provisional annotated agenda for the 32nd session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 32) (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/1) and the 32nd session of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 32) (FCCC/SBI/2010/1), which will take place from 31 May-9 June 2010, in Bonn, Germany.

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Earth Hour Celebrated [viewed]

27 March 10: Earth Hour, a global call to action on climate change, took place on 27 March 2010, from 8:30-9:30 pm (local time).

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WTO Stocktaking Week Reviews EGS Negotiations [viewed]

26 March 2010: The World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Negotiations Committee meeting took place from 22-26 March 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland. This stocktaking week on the status of the Doha negotiations evaluated progress in negotiations on environmental goods and services (EGS).

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IMO Environment Committee Focuses on GHG [viewed]

26 March 2010: The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) held its 60th session from 22-26 March 2010, in London, UK, and focused on the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from international shipping.

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Fifth World Urban Forum Concludes [viewed]

26 March 2010: World Urban Forum 5, which took place from 22-26 March in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, under the theme "The Right to the City: Bridging the Urban Divide," was hosted by the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the Government of Brazil. The event gathered a record of over 13,700 participants from 150 countries to discuss issues related to the sustainability of cities in the context of rapid urbanization, and a changing climate and environment.

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UNDP Releases Report on the Outcomes of Copenhagen [viewed]

25 March 2010: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released a report it commissioned on "The Outcomes of Copenhagen: The Negotiations and the Accord." Author Alina Averchenkova recognizes that the Conference fell short of the high expectations to deliver a UN-level agreement on a future international framework on climate change, but underlines that the Copenhagen Accord reflects a political consensus on the main elements of the future framework among the major emitters and representatives of the main negotiating groups.

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IEA Publishes Report on Costs of Electricity Generation [viewed]

25 March 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) have released the seventh edition of the Projected Costs of Generating Electricity. The report presents the relative costs of generating electricity from various fuels and technologies in 21 countries, concluding that no one technology “triumphs overall” and that specific national circumstances affect choices of generation methods.

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