Energy

Fourth UN LDC Conference Adopts Istanbul Programme of Action [viewed]

13 May 2011: Over 7,000 participants, including Heads of State and government, international organizations' representatives and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), gathered in Istanbul, Turkey, to attend the Fourth UN Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC IV) from 9-13 May 2011. The Conference aimed to assess the results of the 10-year Brussels Action Plan for the LDCs, which was adopted in 2001, and to agree on new measures and strategies for the sustainable development of LDCs into the next decade.

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Calls on Governments to "Pick up Speed and Focus on All Fronts" [viewed]

12 May 2011: During a press conference held at UN Headquarters in New York, US, Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary, noted that governments are "seriously examining" ways of avoiding a "regulatory void" if the Kyoto Protocol is "allowed to lapse without a replacement mechanism in place by December 2012."

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UNEP Announces Opening of Regional Office of Global Green Growth Institute [viewed]

12 May 2011: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) announced the opening of a regional office of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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UNEP Releases Report on Decoupling Resource Use and Economic Growth [viewed]

12 May 2011: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) International Resource Panel has released a report titled “Decoupling natural resource use and environmental impacts from economic growth.”

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Event: Carbon Expo 2011 [viewed]

The Carbon Expo is jointly organised by the International Trading Emissions Association (IETA), the World Bank and Fira de Barcelona, and sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It is an annual gathering of representatives from countries, business, carbon traders, technology providers, verifiers and certifiers to discuss carbon markets and projects, network and find about the latest trends in this field.  

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Arctic Council Adopts Nuuk Declaration [viewed]

12 May 2011: The Seventh Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council  was held on 12 May 2011, in Nuuk, Greenland, and concluded with the adoption of the Nuuk Declaration.

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EBRD Supports Energy Efficiency in Western Balkans [viewed]

10 May 2011: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has granted a €4 million loan to the Macedonian Bank, NLB Tutunska Banka, in support of investments in energy efficiency in Western Balkans. The loan will be used for on-lending to the private sector for investments in industrial energy efficiency, energy efficiency in commercial buildings and small renewable energy production.

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REN21 Interview Discusses Future of Renewable Energy [viewed]

6 May 2011: REN21 has published an interview with Eric Martino, Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies, outlining plans for a REN21 Renewables Global Futures Report for 2012.

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ADB Meeting Focuses on Green Business, Climate Change and Food Security [viewed]

6 May 2011: The 44th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) took place in Hanoi, Viet Nam, from 3-6 May 2011, and addressed, among other issues, green business opportunities, climate change and food security.

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IEA Report Analyzes Efficiency Potential of Electric Motor-Driven Systems [viewed]

May 2011: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report titled “Energy-Efficiency Policy Opportunities for Electric Motor-Driven Systems.” This report represents the first global analysis of energy consumption and energy efficiency potential of electric motor-driven systems (EMDS).

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