Energy

Report of 60th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board Released [viewed]

15 April 2011: The report of the 60th meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board, which was held from 11-15 April 2011, in Bangkok, Thailand, is now available.

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CDM Executive Board Launches Call for Public Inputs on Small-Scale Methodology [viewed]

15 April 2011: At its 60th meeting, the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) approved the new small-scale methodology “low greenhouse gas emitting water purification systems” and agreed to launch a call for public inputs to explore opportunities to further expand the usability of this methodology.

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New Zealand Accedes to IRENA [viewed]

14 April 2011: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has received New Zealand's instrument of accession, deposited on 1 April, bringing its total membership to 70 countries.

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IEA Releases Technology Roadmap for Smart Grids [viewed]

4 April 2011: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released the report "Technology Roadmap- Smart Grids," which underscores that the widespread deployment of smart grids is critical for a secure, cost-effective and clean energy future.

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IEA Paper Proposes Work Plan for Improving Efficiency of Electric Motor-Driven Systems [viewed]

March 2011: Based on the realization that Electric Motor-driven Systems (EMDS) account for over 40% of global energy consumption, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a new information paper titled “Walking the Torque: Proposed Work Plan for Energy-Efficiency Policy Opportunities for Electric Motor-Driven Systems.”

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UNECE Publishes Action Plan for Energy Efficient Housing [viewed]

18 April 2011: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has published an Action Plan for Energy Efficient Housing in the UNECE region, which aims to facilitate the establishment of the necessary institutional conditions to improve housing energy efficiency through institutional, technological and cultural change.

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UNFCCC Publishes SB Documents for Bonn Session [viewed]

15 April 2011: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a number of documents in preparation for the 34th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), which will take place in Bonn, Germany, from 6-16 June 2011.

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OLADE, UNIDO Hold Technical Meeting of the Renewable Energy Observatory for LAC [viewed]

8 April 2011: The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) held the Second Technical Meeting of the Renewable Energy Observatory for Latin America and the Caribbean from 29-31 March 2011, in Asunción, Paraguay.

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OECD Paper Highlights Benefits of Removing Fossil Fuel Subsidies [viewed]

8 April 2011: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published an Economics Department Working Paper titled “Mitigation potential of removing fossil fuel subsidies, a general equilibrium assessment,” authored by Jean-Marc Burniaux and Jean Chateau.

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Event: E-environment Day at World Summit on Information Society Forum 2011 [viewed]

This Day is co-organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the Basel Convention Secretariat, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The Day will focus on the role of information and communications technologies (ICT) for the environment, one of the action lines defined in the WSIS Geneva Plan of Action. The event will include workshops, interactive discussions, publication releases and networking sessions on issues such as energy efficiency, climate monitoring and adaptation, e-waste and the green economy transition. The event will be open to all stakeholders, including governments, private sector, civil society, academia, as well as international and regional institutions. Participation in this event is possible either on-site or remotely, presenting recent publications or displaying the most recent activities from relevant organization at the e-environment exhibition stand.  

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