Energy

UNECE Provides Guidance for Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines [viewed]

17 February 2010: The “Weekly” newsletter of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), for the period 15-19 February 2010, announces that UNECE and the Methane to Markets Partnership have elaborated “Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Drainage and Use in Coal Mines.”

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UNFCCC Publishes Inventory Reports from Hungary and Greece [viewed]

8 February 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published reports submitted in 2009 of the individual reviews of the annual submissions of Hungary (FCCC/ARR/2009/HUN) and Greece (FCCC/ARR/2009/GRC).

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IEA Releases Report on Potential for Second-Generation Biofuels in Developing Countries [viewed]

9 February 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published an information paper titled “Sustainable Production of Second-Generation Biofuels: Potential and Perspectives in Major Economies and Developing Countries.” The paper focuses on opportunities and risks presented by second-generation biofuels technologies in eight case study countries: Brazil, Cameroon, China, India, Mexico, South Africa, Tanzania and Thailand.

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Former UNFCCC COP 15 President Hedegaard Becomes First-time EU Commissioner on Climate Action [viewed]

9 February 2010: The European Parliament has approved the new European Commission, with the vote taking the form of a single ballot on the whole College of Commissioners, consisting of one Commissioner from each of the 27 EU Member States, on 9 February 2010, in Strasbourg, France.

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UNDESA Report on Poverty Reduction Highlights Risks from Climate Change [viewed]

February 2010: The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) has released a report titled "Rethinking Poverty: Report on the World Social Situation 2010," which aims to contribute to rethinking poverty and its eradication.

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ECLAC Releases Tables on GHG Emissions [viewed]

4 February 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has released the Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean 2009, which includes sections on demographic, social and environmental aspects.

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UNCTAD Releases Report on Promotion of Green Growth in Low Income Countries [viewed]

February 2010: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released a report titled "Trade and Environmental Review 2009/2010: Promoting Poles of Clean Growth to Foster the Transition to a More Sustainable Economy." The report focuses on the over 140 low-income and least developed countries, which account for less than 10% of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions of all developing countries.

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AU Posts Draft Concept Note for Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme [viewed]

February 2010: The African Union (AU) has posted on its website a draft concept note, dated 18 January 2010, on an Africa-EU renewable energy cooperation programme.

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UN Secretary-General's Report on NEPAD Highlights the Impact of Climate Change on Africa's Development [viewed]

8 February 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has released a report titled “Social Dimensions of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD),” which reviews the state of progress in the implementation of NEPAD, as well as its social dimensions within the context of the converging global food, financial and energy crises, and climate change (E/CN.5/2010/3).

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UNFCCC Publishes Slovenia's Inventory Report [viewed]

5 February 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report (FCCC/ARR/2009/SVN) of the individual review of the annual submission of Slovenia submitted in 2009.

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