Technology

UNFCCC Releases AWG-LCA Report of the Doha Session [viewed]

UNFCCC22 February 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released the report of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) on the second part of its 15th session, which was held in Doha, Qatar, from 27 November-7 December 2012.

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IISD Publishes Reports on Adaptation Strategies in Kenya, Niger and Uganda [viewed]

January 2013: The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has published three reports on climate risk management (CRM) in Kenya, Niger and Uganda, as part of the UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Climate Risk Management (CRM) Technical Assistance Support Project (TASP). The reports illustrate how different communities in high-risk countries may have to adapt to a changing climate across a range of sectors.

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UNFCCC Invites Parties to Nominate NDEs [viewed]

UNFCCC21 February 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has invited parties to nominate their National Designated Entities (NDEs) for the development and transfer of technologies. The deadline for sending the name of the organization and contact address or person to the UNFCCC Secretariat is 29 March 2013.

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Norway, ADB and Bhutan Sign Energy+ Partnership [viewed]

4 February 2013: The Government of Norway has announced that it has signed a "Framework for Energy+ Cooperation" with the Government of Bhutan and the Asian Development Bank, with the objective of supporting Bhutan's efforts to increase access to sustainable energy services and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through enhanced promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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SE4ALL Video Calls for Investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency [viewed]

27 February 2013: As part of the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), the UN has released a public service announcement video on CNN International and YouTube featuring former US Vice President Al Gore, supermodel Gisele Bündchen, and Director General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and UN Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All, Kandeh Yumkella.

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SLoCaT Presents Submission to Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action [viewed]

28 February 2013: The Partnership on Sustainable, Low-Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), along with the Bridging the Gap (BtG) Initiative, presented a submission to the Ad-Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action (ADP) in response to its request for input. The submission addresses the mitigation potential of the land transport sector through wide scale adoption of a new policy paradigm in the sector and implementation of the Voluntary Commitments on Sustainable Transport made at and after Rio+20.

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IEA Executive Director Calls for a Systems Approach to Clean Energy [viewed]

27 February 2013: In a keynote address delivered at the World Smart Energy Week in Tokyo, Japan, Maria van der Hoeven, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), has stated that the system-wide integration of clean and efficient energy technologies is essential in the transition to a sustainable and secure energy future.

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Event: Fifth Meeting of the Technology Executive Committee [viewed]

The Fifth Meeting of the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) will take place from 26-27 March 2013, in Bonn, Germany. The meeting will discuss the outcomes of the 18th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 18) to the UNFCCC, and the implications for the work of the TEC, as well as collaboration with other relevant institutional arrangements under and outside the Convention and technology roadmaps.  

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Event: UNFCCC Expert Meeting on Technology Roadmaps [viewed]

The UNFCCC Expert Meeting on Technology Roadmaps will take place on 25 March 2013, in Bonn, Germany.  

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SE4ALL Newsletter Highlights IRENA Support for SE4ALL Initiative [viewed]

February 2013: The January 2013 newsletter of the UN Secretary-General's Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Initiative highlights outcomes of the January meeting of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), and updates on SE4ALL initiatives and collaborations.

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