Energy

IFAD's Strategic Framework Responds to Persistent Problems and Major Changes [viewed]

October 2011: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has released its Strategic Framework for 2011-2015. One of the five strategic objectives of the Framework relates to improving resiliency for rural men and women to climate change, environmental degradation and market transformation, with a focus on both climate change adaptation and mitigation.

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IDB and Nordic Development Fund Support Green Microfinance [viewed]

IDB18 October 2011: The Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, has partnered with the Nordic Development Fund to launch a US$7 million programme to fund pilot microfinance activities for mitigation and adaptation to climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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CDM Biogas Project in Nepal Awarded CERs [viewed]

World Bank13 October 2011: The World Bank's Nepal Biogas Program has successfully generated 92,000 Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) from biogas projects, with added benefits in terms of social development and health.

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Call Issued for Civil Society Organization Observers to the CIFs [viewed]

October 2011: The organization RESOLVE has published a call for applications for non-profit Civil Society Organization (CSO) Observers to the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs), to serve for a two-year term, beginning in January 2012.

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IEA Ministerial Stresses Climate and Energy Security Challenges [viewed]

20 October 2011: The International Energy Agency (IEA) ministerial, held from 18-19 October 2011, in Paris, France, was organized around the theme “Our Energy Future: Secure, Sustainable and Together.” The event brought together energy ministers from 28 IEA member countries, seven partner countries and two accession countries.

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UN Secretary-General Highlights UNECE's Role in Tackling Global Challenges [viewed]

UNECE18 October 2011: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on countries of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) to continue tackling the world's most looming issues and work together to ensure the prosperity of future generations, when addressing for the first time the UNECE Executive Committee.

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IEA Publishes Report on Carbon Emissions from Fuel Combustion [viewed]

18 October 2011: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published the report “CO₂ Emissions from Fuel Combustion - 2011 Highlights,” which aims to provide input to the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, at the end of 2011.

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Event: Tokyo Green Industry Conference 2011 [viewed]

The Tokyo Green Industry Conference is being co-organized by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The Conference will highlight available environmental/resource conservation techniques and practices that are good for business and the environment, as well as for employees, communities and consumers. It will also provide an opportunity to match environmental technology needs with international supply of best available techniques and best environmental practices.  

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UN Secretary-General Discusses Sustainable Development and Climate Change in Switzerland [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General17 October 2011: During an official visit to Switzerland, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed climate change and sustainable development issues with government officials, highlighting crucial upcoming meetings in each area.

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World Resources Report Focuses on Decision Making in a Changing Climate [viewed]

18 October 2011: The World Resources Institute (WRI), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank have released the latest edition of the World Resources Report titled “Decision Making in a Changing Climate.”

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