Technology

IEA OPEN Energy Technology Bulletin Discusses Smart Grids, Low-Energy Networks [viewed]

5 October 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) and its Committee on Energy Research and Technology published the latest issue of the OPEN Energy Technology Bulletin, which addresses smart-grids, the IEA Technology Data Exchange, low-energy networks, and new IEA research and development projects.

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IRENA Preparatory Commission Selects Adnan Amin to Perform Functions of Interim Director-General [viewed]

25 October 2010: The fourth session of the Preparatory Commission of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which took place from 24-25 October 2010, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has decided that Adnan Amin will perform the functions of Interim Director-General of IRENA until the first assembly in 2011.

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Report of the 23rd Meeting of the JI Supervisory Committee Released [viewed]

23 October 2010: The Report of the 23rd Meeting of the Joint Implementation (JI) Supervisory Committee (JISC), which was held from 21-23 October 2010, in Bonn, Germany, is now available on the JI website.

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ITU Plenipotentiary Concludes with Agreement on Key Issues [viewed]

22 October 2010: The 18th International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference, which was held from 4-22 October 2010, in Guadalajara, Mexico, concluded with agreement on ITU's essential role in several key areas, including bridging the digital divide, accelerating broadband roll-out, and managing climate change and disaster response.

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IMO Meeting Adopts Assessment Framework for Ocean Fertilization [viewed]

20 October 2010: Parties to the treaties regulating the dumping of wastes at sea met from 11-15  October 2010, at the headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), in London, UK, and adopted an Assessment Framework for Ocean Fertilization.

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Event: CSD Intersessional Meeting on Sustainable Consumption and Production [viewed]

This meeting will provide a non-negotiating space for Member States, Major Groups and UN Agencies to discuss potential programs to be included in the 10-Year Framework of Programs on SCP (10YFP) to support regional and national initiatives, the structure the 10YFP could take, and the possible visions and objectives it could serve.  

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Committee on Earth Observation Satellites Submits Progress Report to UNFCCC [viewed]

21 October 2010: The UNFCCC has released a submission by Brazil, on behalf of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), which is an extended summary of the "2010 Progress Report: Coordinated Response from Parties that Support Space Agencies Involved in Global Observations to the Needs Expressed in the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Implementation Plan of 2004" (FCCC/SBSTA/2010/MISC.11).

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UNFCCC Publishes Report on Enhancing Observer Engagement [viewed]

19 October 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a report (FCCC/SBI/2010/16) that synthesizes the proposals made by parties and observer organizations on ways to enhance the engagement of observer organizations.

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World Bank Report 2010 Highlights Rise in Climate-Related Investments [viewed]

October 2010: The World Bank presented its Report 2010, which indicates that Bank support to low-carbon investments, including through the International Development Association (IDA) and Trust Funds, rose to US$3.9 billion this fiscal year, up from US$2.4 billion in fiscal 2009.

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OPEC Celebrates 50th Anniversary [viewed]

October 2010: The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) celebrated the 50th anniversary of its creation by making reference to its achievements, including sustainable development.

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