Technology

ECLAC Executive Secretary Calls on the LAC Region to Contribute to Climate Change Negotiations [viewed]

23nov_09_0820 November 2009: Speaking at the launch of a study titled "The Economics of Climate Change in Chile," Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), noted that the impact of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean will be considerable and stressed the need for the region to contribute to negotiations in the UN Climate Change Conference scheduled to take place in Copenhagen.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases JISC's Annual Report [viewed]

UNFCCC19 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the annual report of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee (JISC) to the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (FCCC/KP/CMP/2009/18 (Part I)), which covers joint implementation activities during the period from 13 September 2008-23 October 2009, the closing date of the eighteenth meeting of the JISC.

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UN Secretary-General to Informal General Assembly Meeting: "We Can, and We Will, Reach a Deal in Copenhagen" [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon19 November 2009: In his remarks to the Informal Meeting of the General Assembly Plenary on Climate Change, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that climate science calls for immediate action and that "every country must be part of the solution."

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US and China Identify Areas for Cooperation on Climate Change, Energy and Environment in Joint Statement [viewed]

17 November 2009: US President Barak Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao issued a Joint Statement based on their discussions in Beijing, China, which includes a section on "Climate Change, Energy and Environment."

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EIB Funds 80 Million Euro Solar Power Project in Spain [viewed]

Eib16 November 2009: The European Investment Bank (EIB) announced an 80 million Euro loan to finance the construction and commissioning of a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Fuentes de Andalucía, Spain.�

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IDB to Limit GHG Emissions in Coal Fired Plants it Finances [viewed]

Idb5 November 2009: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is issuing a set of guidelines to finance coal-fired power plants in order to ensure they use among the best available technologies to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases and other pollutants.

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UN Agencies Hold Workshop to Advance Concept of One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change [viewed]

UnitarNovember 2009: A two-day UN inter-agency workshop was held from 29-30 October 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland, to advance the concept of a "One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change," also referred to as "UN CC:Learn." The workshop was held at the headquarters of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and was attended by representatives from 17 UN organizations.

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World Leaders at Food Security Summit Commit to Addressing Climate Change Challenges to Food Security and Agriculture [viewed]

19nov_09_0118 November 2009: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) convened a World Summit on Food Security from 16-18 November 2009, at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Capacity-Building Synthesis Report [viewed]

UNFCCC18 November 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report (FCCC/SBI/2009/10) on the implementation of the framework for capacity-building in developing countries.

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IEA Releases World Energy Outlook 2009 [viewed]

weocover10 November 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its annual flagship publication, the World Energy Outlook 2009 (WEO-2009), months ahead of schedule this year to make it available to policy makers and negotiators in the run up to the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the UNFCCC, scheduled to be held in December in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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