Technology

IPCC Chair Pachauri to Head Board of International Research Institute for Climate and Society [viewed]

28 May 2009: Rajendra Pachauri, the Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has agreed to serve as board chair of the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, US.

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World Bank Funds Energy Efficient Light Bulb Replacement in Togo [viewed]

28 May 2009: The World Bank approved an Efficient Lighting Project for the City of Lome, Togo, including a Global Environment Facility (GEF) grant totaling US$1.82 million to: disseminate at least 400,000 compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to replace incandescent light bulbs currently in use; organize outreach and awareness-building campaigns aimed at promoting an energy efficiency culture; and introduce a regulatory and quality control mechanism in the national distribution market for CFLs.

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OECD Holds Conference on ICTs and Climate Change Mitigation [viewed]

© OECD28 May 2009: The Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) jointly convene a high-level conference titled “ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change.”

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IFPRI Policy Briefs Lay out Agenda on Agriculture and Climate Change for Copenhagen [viewed]

© IFPRI May 2009: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a collection of policy briefs addressing technical and policy issues on agriculture and climate change that should be addressed as part of a new international agreement on climate change.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Addresses Carbon Expo [viewed]

© Carbon Expo 200927 May 2009: In a speech delivered at Carbon Expo 2009 in Barcelona, Spain, John Kilani, on behalf of UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, underlined that markets and market-based mechanisms are an integral part of the broader, global architecture being put in place to address climate change.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases Report on GEF's Progress in Implementing Strategy on Technology Transfer [viewed]

27 May 2009: The UNFCCC released a document containing the “Interim report of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) on the progress made in carrying out the Poznan strategic programme on technology transfer” (FCCC/SBI/2009/3).

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UN Secretary-General Discusses Climate Change with Finnish President [viewed]

© ENB26 May 2009: In a press conference while on an official visit in Helsinki, Finland, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reported on his meeting with Finnish President Tarja Halonen.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Releases SBI Documents [viewed]

© UNFCCC27 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released two documents that will be considered by its Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) at its 30th session, which will take place from 1-10 June 2009, in Bonn, Germany.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Technology Transfer Report [viewed]

© UNFCCC26 May 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report by the Chair of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer containing recommendations on future financing options for enhancing the development, deployment, diffusion and transfer of technologies under the Convention, for consideration by the subsidiary bodies at their thirtieth sessions (FCCC/SB/2009/2).

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UN Secretary-General Urges Business Community to Help “Seal the Deal” [viewed]

© Copenhagen Climate Council26 May 2009: Speaking at the World Business Summit on Climate Change, which took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 24-26 May 2009, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the over 500 participating business leaders to use their business acumen to urge government leaders to reach an agreement on reducing greenhouse gases at the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) in December 2009.

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