Energy

Event: Japan-Iceland Geothermal Forum 2010 [viewed]

This Forum will focus on the cooperation possibilities between Japan and Iceland, including development and financing. Participants will discuss: the challenges of geothermal use, the possibilities for further development, the role of governments in developing geothermal energy, the combined strengths of the Japanese and Icelandic models, the joint development and financing of geothermal power plants in developing countries, how geothermal projects can be financed and risks can be mitigated, the main obstacles in the development and construction of geothermal power plants in developing countries, and the role of development banks and financial institutions.  

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Reports of October 2010 Meetings of the CDM Panel and Working Groups Released [viewed]

9 November 2010: The reports from the October meetings of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Afforestation/Reforestation Working Group, Small-Scale Working Group and Methodologies Panel are now available on the CDM website.

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OECD Secretary-General Addresses Global Green Growth Conference [viewed]

8 November 2010: OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría spoke on policies for promoting green growth at the Global Green Growth Conference 2010, which took place from 7-8 November 2010, in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

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UNGA Discusses IAEA Annual Report [viewed]

8 November 2010: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) met on 8 November 2010 in New York, US, to take up the 54th report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (document GC(54)/4), which summarizes developments over the past year in the major areas related to safeguards, safety, and science and technology.

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UNEP Launches en.lighten Initiative Website [viewed]

5 November 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has launched a new website for the en.lighten initiative, which was created in 2009 as a partnership between UNEP, OSRAM GmbH and Philips Lighting, with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Earth Fund.

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IEA Releases World Energy Outlook 2010 [viewed]

9 November 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released the 2010 edition of its flagship publication, the World Energy Outlook, which projects global energy production and consumption out to 2035 based on three scenarios: current policies; policies promised since the agreement of the Copenhagen Accord; and the IEA's best case, 450ppm scenario.

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IEA Releases Results of Initial Phase of Smart Grid Technology Roadmap [viewed]

8 November 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a document containing the initial findings of its upcoming Smart Grids Technology Roadmap.

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US, Australia Discuss Environmental Cooperation [viewed]

7 November 2010: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Melbourne, Australia, where she met Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, Foreign Minister of Austalia, and others to discuss ways of further strengthening cooperation between the two countries, including on science, technology and the environment.

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EU Highlights Environmental Issues Before G20 Leaders Summit [viewed]

5 November 2010: In a joint letter to the G20 Leaders, Herman Van Rompuy, European Council President, and Manuel Barroso, European Commission President, presented the views of the EU on key issues on the agenda of the upcoming G20 Leaders Summit, including full support for G20 work on development as an important contribution to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and addressing environmental issues.

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APEC ICT Ministers Adopt Okinawa Declaration [viewed]

1 November 2010: The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) ministers responsible for the telecommunications and information industry (ICT) gathered in Okinawa, Japan, from 30-31 October 2010, under the theme "ICT as an Engine for New Socioeconomic Growth," and discussed the role of ICT in environmental management, among other issues.

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