Energy

Iceland Suggests Poor Countries Pursue Geothermal Energy [viewed]

24 September 2010: Össur Skarphéðinsson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade of Iceland, told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) that geothermal energy could prove to be an important component of the renewable energy mix poor counties.

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African MDG Report for 2010 Launched [viewed]

September 2010: The African Union Commission (AUC), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have jointly produced the 2010 report on "Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals (MGDs)."

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Event: Energy Efficiency and Access Forum [viewed]

The Energy Efficiency and Access Forum is organized by the Mexican Secretary of Energy, the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The event is being organized in the run up to the UN Climate Change Conference in Cancún to take place in December of this year. The debate will center around three main topics: norms and standardization; capacity building and dissemination of information to the public; and successful programs from Mexico and other countries.  

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UNEP Releases Brief on Green Economy and MDGs [viewed]

20 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) released "A Brief for Policymakers on the Green Economy and Millennium Development Goals" (MDGs), which concludes that investment in clean energy, sustainable transport, forests and environmentally-friendly agriculture is essential for meeting the MDGs. The brief was launched at the UN Summit on the MDGs, convening from 20-22 September 2010, in New York, US.

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UN Review of the Mauritius Strategy Urges post-Kyoto Agreement [viewed]

26 September 2010: The High-level Review Meeting on the Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for the Further Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States SIDS (MSI+5), convened from 24-25 September 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, as part of the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA).

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FAO Publishes Sustainable Woodfuels Guide [viewed]

21 September 2010: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published a guide on the sustainable use of woodfuel resources and the sustainable production of charcoal.

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UNECA and OECD Launch 2010 Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness in Africa [viewed]

20 September 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) have launched the third edition of "The Mutual Review of Development Effectiveness in Africa: Promise and Performance," which assesses action, results and future priorities for Africa and its development partners in delivering commitments in relation to development on the continent.

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UNEP Joins Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves [viewed]

21 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has joined the Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves. The Alliance was launched on the sidelines of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit, which is taking place in New York, US, from 20-22 September 2010.

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IDB Funds Clean Energy in Barbados [viewed]

15 September 2010: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a US$45 million loan to boost the use of renewable energy sources in Barbados and improve its energy efficiency.

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UNEP Releases Green Economy and MDGs Brief [viewed]

20 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has released "A Brief for Policymakers on the Green Economy and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)," which concludes that investment in clean energy, sustainable transport, forests and environmentally-friendly agriculture is essential to meet the MDGs.

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