Energy

African Energy Ministers Conference Adopts Johannesburg Declaration [viewed]

African Union (AU)16 September 2011: African Energy Ministers convened for a two-day conference titled “Road to Durban: Promoting Sustainable Energy Access in Africa,” to develop and agree on priorities for sustainably developing Africa's energy sector. Concluding with the adoption of the Johannesburg Declaration, the Ministers lamented that climate change threatens to reverse the developmental gains that have been achieved in recent years.

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MDG Gap Task Force Releases 2011 Report [viewed]

16 September 2011: The UN Secretary-General has launched the annual report prepared by the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Gap Task Force, titled "The Global Partnership for Development: Time to Deliver." This report assesses the current state of the global partnership to meet the MDGs, and includes a section on access to technology and funding to address climate change.

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IRENA Director-General Lauds Pacific Island Nations' Renewable Energy Aspirations [viewed]

12 September 2011: Speaking at the Pacific Islands Forum, Adnan Amin, Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), underscored the potential for renewable energy to create prosperity.

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UNEP, Mexico to Cooperate on Green Economy and Low-carbon Development [viewed]

12 September 2011: Mexico's Environment Minister, Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, and the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) Executive Director, Achim Steiner, have signed a cooperation agreement on green economy and sustainable low-carbon development. The agreement was signed against the backdrop of the Ministerial Meeting on Short Lived Climate Forcers hosted by Mexico.

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OLADE Supports Belize, Guyana and Suriname in Creating Energy Information Systems [viewed]

9 September 2011: In recent months, the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) has assisted the Governments of Belize, Guyana and Suriname in automating the collection, processing and dissemination of key energy indicators, and in preparing their national energy balances and national greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories for 2010.

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IFC's Post-2012 Carbon Facility Shows Private Sector Interest in Carbon Markets [viewed]

September 2011: The International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, reached full subscription of over US$200 million for its Post-2012 Carbon Facility, helping secure what is expected to be at least US$2 billion in low carbon growth across the developing world despite uncertain carbon market conditions.

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EU Member States Endorse Procurement Agreements for ETS Phase 3 Allowance Auctions [viewed]

14 September 2011: EU Member States ave endorsed two draft agreements on the practical modalities for procuring the common auction platform and single auction monitor for phase 3 of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).

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IEA Presents Least-Cost Policy Measures for Mitigating Climate Change [viewed]

International Energy Agency (IEA)September 2011: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a new information paper titled “Summing up the parts: Combining Policy Instruments for Least-Cost Climate Mitigation Strategies.”

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IEA Paper Finds Well Managed Bioenergy Generates Carbon Emissions Reductions [viewed]

September 2011: The International Energy Agency's (IEA) Implementing Agreement on Bioenergy, IEA Bioenergy, has published a new report titled “Bioenergy, Land Use Change and Climate Change Mitigation - Background Technical Report” that provides a detailed overview and update of challenging and controversial climate change mitigation potentials of bioenergy use.

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Event: Twelfth Meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate [viewed]

The twelfth meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate will convene in Washington, DC, at the U.S. Department of State. US Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, Michael Froman, will serve as chair. The meeting will take place at the level of leaders' representatives.  

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