Energy

OECD/IEA Offer Insights on Low-Emission Development Strategies [viewed]

November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have released a joint secretariat information paper titled “Low-Emission Development Strategies (LEDS): Technical, Institutional and Policy Lessons.” The paper was developed in response to a request from the Climate Change Expert Group on the UNFCCC.

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OECD/IEA Paper Suggests Revisions to National Communications Guidelines [viewed]

November 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have released a joint secretariat information paper titled “Options to Revise Reporting Guidelines For Annex I and Non-Annex I National Communications” (NCs). The paper was developed in response to a request from the Climate Change Expert Group on the UNFCCC.

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Guest Article #53: The Global Energy Assessment – Guiding the Next Energy Transformation [viewed]

As world leaders gather in Cancun for the COP16 climate meeting, the subject of energy – its use, production, distribution and sustainability – should be high on their agenda. The reality is that we cannot address many of the challenges of the 21st Century such as energy security, poverty alleviation, and climate change with the energy systems that we have today.

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CDM International Photo and Video Contest Winners Announced [viewed]

3 December 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has announced the winners of the 2010 Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) International Photo and Video Contests, which were launched with the theme “CDM Changing Lives.”

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EIB Grants Climate Mitigation Loan to China [viewed]

3 December 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a 500 million euro loan to China to fund projects supporting climate change mitigation.

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European Commission Launches Website on Energy-efficient Vehicles [viewed]

3 December 2010: The European Commission has launched a website to help public authorities and stakeholders choose the cleanest and most energy-efficient vehicles available.

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European States Will Develop Network of Offshore Windfarms [viewed]

3 December 2010: Ten European States have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to proceed with the development of a network of offshore windfarms in the North Seas covering a surface area of about 760,000 km².

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Guest Article #52: The Role of Renewable Energy in Achieving Climate Goals [viewed]

The past twelve months have seen some important developments in international climate policy, preparing the ground for the adoption of new measures in the coming years. The UN negotiations on climate change held in December 2009 in Copenhagen did not result in a legally-binding agreement on limiting emissions of greenhouse gases.

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UNECE, EDB Conclude MoU [viewed]

30 November 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Eurasian Development Bank (EDB) have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to re-confirm their commitment to cooperate in promoting regional economic integration and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the Eurasian region.

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Africa, EU Adopt Tripoli Declaration [viewed]

30 November 2010: The Third Africa-EU Summit, held in Tripoli, Libya, from 29-30 November 2010, concluded with the adoption of the Tripoli Declaration, in which African and European leaders commit to make their partnership more responsive. 

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