Technology

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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African “Committee of Ten” Discusses Strategy for Copenhagen [viewed]

africanunionlogo17 November 2009: The Committee of African Heads of State and Government on Climate Change (Committee of Ten), mandated by the African Union (AU) to speak on behalf of Africa during the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) to the UNFCCC, met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 17 November 2009.

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ICAO Conference on Alternative Airline Fuels Opens [viewed]

Icao16 November 2009: Opening the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Conference on Aviation and Alternative Fuels, which is taking place from 16-18 November 2009, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin stressed that efficiency improvements can no longer be relied upon to meet the airline industry's growing requirements to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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APEC Leaders' Meeting Addresses Climate Change [viewed]

apec15 November 2009: Leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) convened for their 17th meeting, titled “Sustaining Growth, Connecting the Region,” in Singapore on 14-15 November 2009, and discussed climate change, among other issues.

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