Technology

UNDESA High-Level Meeting on Climate Change, Technology Development and Transfer Develops Final Statement [viewed]

23 October 2009: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the Government of India convened a high-level meeting on climate change, technology development and transfer in New Delhi, India, from 22-23 October 2009.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes AWG-LCA Scenario Note for Barcelona [viewed]

© UNFCCC26 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a scenario note (FCCC/AWGLCA/2009/13) on the resumed seventh session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG- LCA 7), which will be held in conjunction with the second part of the ninth session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Further Commitments for Annex I Parties under the Kyoto Protocol (AWG-KP 9), from 2-6 November 2009, in Barcelona, Spain.

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UNGA Second Committee Discusses Climate Change and Green Growth [viewed]

© UNGA26 October 2009: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) participated in a panel discussion on “Green growth and sustainable development” on 26 October 2009, focusing on how climate change mitigation can be supported by and contribute to economic growth. The event was organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) under the auspices of the Second Committee.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes SBI Submissions [viewed]

© UNFCCC23 October 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published several submissions from parties for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI).

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ITU Approves Energy Efficient Universal Phone Charger [viewed]

© ITU22 October 2009: The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has approved an energy-efficient universal mobile phone charger that is expected to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

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UNDESA and Indian Government Co-Organize High-Level Meeting on Climate Change and Technology [viewed]

© UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Sha Zukang22 October 2009: At the 22 October 2009 opening of the high-level meeting on climate change, technology development and transfer that the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and the Government of India co-organized, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Sha Zukang noted that innovation in low-emissions technology still takes place largely in the developed countries while “climate change demands urgent action and rapid, wide diffusion.”

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World Forestry Congress Discusses Message to Climate Change COP [viewed]

21 October 2009: Many of the over 6,500 attendants at the XIII World Forestry Congress convened today in a forum on forests and climate change, which concluded with a call to comment on a draft message from the Congress participants to UNFCCC COP15.

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UNECE-FAO Workshop Highlights Green Building for Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

© UNECE21 October 2009: A workshop on “Responding to climate change: wood's place in a global approach to green building,” was organized by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) during the Timber Committee Week, held from 12-16 October 2009. Among the workshop's conclusions was agreement that green building is a solution to climate change mitigation: energy-efficient construction for new buildings and renovation of existing buildings can reduce 40-50% of energy used for space and water heating.

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CBD Executive Secretary Stresses Cities' Potential in Biodiversity Protection and Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

© CBD20 October 2009: Addressing the World Green Roof Infrastructure Congress, held on 20 October 2009, in Toronto, Canada, Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Ahmed Djoghlaf underscored the role of cities and local authorities for decisions relating to urban infrastructure, energy and transportation, all of which have a large impact both on climate change and biodiversity.

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World Forestry Congress Addresses Forests and Energy [viewed]

© WFC 200920 October 2009: A special forum on Forests and Energy convened today as part of the XIII World Forestry Congress, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The event consisted of three panels, addressing the current status and trends of technology for wood energy production and use, the social and environmental impacts of bioenergy production, and bioenergy policy and measures to plot a course for sustainable outcomes.

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