Energy

CIF Approves Forest Funding for Peru and Energy Access in Liberia [viewed]

CIF30 October 2013: The Climate Investment Fund (CIF) Sub-Committee Meetings concluded with endorsement of the final pilot country plan from Peru for $50 million under the Forest Investment Program (FIP), and the endorsement of Liberia's $50 million investment plan under the Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP), a targeted program of the Strategic Climate Fund (SCF). The FIP also approved $16.45 million to support forest and climate information gathering and systematization in Brazil.  

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IRENA Workshop Creates “Coalition for Action” to Strengthen Acceptance of Renewable Energy [viewed]

IRENA25 October 2013: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held a workshop, titled 'Social Acceptance of Renewable Energy,' that aimed at improving social acceptance of, and dispelling misconceptions around, renewable energy. Participants at the workshop agreed to create a “coalition for action” to strengthen public opinion over renewables.

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EEA Finds Car Manufacturers Met 2012 Average Carbon Emissions Targets [viewed]

EEA30 October 2013: A report published by the European Environment Agency (EEA) indicates that major car manufacturers are aligned with average carbon dioxide (CO2) vehicle emissions targets for 2012 in the EU.

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SLoCaT Partnership Invites Input on Draft Warsaw Declaration on Low Carbon Transport [viewed]

slocat23 October 2013: The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) has invited input on a draft Warsaw Declaration on Low Carbon Transport and Sustainable Development, which it is being developed in collaboration with sustainable transport and development institutions. 

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IEA Geothermal Annual Report Highlights Increased Growth in Geothermal Deployment [viewed]

iea-gia10 October 2013: The International Energy Agency's (IEA) Geothermal Implementing Agreement (GIA) has released its Annual Report for 2011 and published country reports for Australia, the European Commission, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the US.

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Clean Cookstoves Conference Report Makes Recommendations on Scaling-Up, Building Markets [viewed]

Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves20 October 2013: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development have released the results of the 2013 Bonn International Cooking Energy Forum, concluding it will be challenging, but possible, to bring clean cooking energy to 100 million homes by 2020.

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Global Green Growth Forum Addresses Food Waste and Loss, Launches Finance Initiatives [viewed]

3gf23 October 2013: The 2013 Global Green Growth Forum (3GF) brought together hundreds of world leaders from government, the private sector and civil society in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 21-22 October 2013, to discuss challenges related to sustainability and economic growth.

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UN Secretary-General Launches SE4ALL Energy Efficiency Hub [viewed]

United Nations23 October 2013: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) opened a new global center for Energy Efficiency  as part of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative. The Energy Efficiency Hub (EE Hub), in Copenhagen, Denmark, will seek to help “drastically increase” energy access, energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment.

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Event: Climate Solutions 2013 [viewed]

World Climate Ltd and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) are collaborating to provide a complementary series of activities over two days, alongside the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to create a business platform for debate and action. Day 1 – World Climate Summit on The Road to Paris – will focus on providing key public and private sector solutions and a business process to complement the agreement reached in Paris. Key drivers discussed will include finance enabling, energy transformation, sustainable innovation and public-private partnerships (PPPs). Day 2, the World Business Council on Sustainable Development's (WBCSD) Business Day on Climate Solutions in Action will focus on business ideas that contribute to closing the ambition gap and longer-term solutions, and the convergence of activities and agendas, which will be critical for a successful agreement in Paris 2015. World Climate Ltd. is a global multistakeholder strategic marketing and advocacy platform for the green economy, working in partnership with leading global organizations, media and Fortune 500 companies. WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.  

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Event: Transport Day 2013 [viewed]

Organized by the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport and the Bridging the Gap Initiative, Transport Day 2013 will convene during the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), land transport is the fastest growing source of carbon dioxide emissions, contributing to 13% of global emissions and 23% of all energy-related emissions. The Day aims to: demonstrate the contribution that transport can make to mitigation and adaptation, specifically in the context of sustainable development; promote the integration of transport into policy making on climate change under the UNFCCC; and ensure that modalities for financing, capacity building and technology transfer under the UNFCCC are appropriate for the transport sector. The event will address such issues as: the mitigation potential of the transport sector; policy making on sustainable, low carbon transport in the developing world; ensuring effective nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) on transport; integrating adaptation into transport policies; and financing sustainable, low-carbon transport. Transport Day 2013 is expected to conclude with the adoption of the 'Warsaw Statement on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport,' which will contain recommendations on how to strengthen the integration of sustainable, low-carbon transport in the UNFCCC process, particularly the new global agreement on climate change. SLoCaT is a Type II Partnership under the UN. It is hosted by UN-DESA. The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) act as regional focal points.  

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