Energy

New IRENA Newsletter Published [viewed]

June 2010: The Preparatory Commission for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published its third newsletter, primarily discussing IRENA's coming entry into force on 8 July 2010.

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UNDESA Releases World Economic and Social Survey 2010 [viewed]

29 June 2010: The UN Department for Social and Economic Affairs (UNDESA) has released the World Economic and Social Survey (WEES) 2010, which indicates that many of the global crises in recent years – such as the food, fuel and financial crises – are to a large extent due to major systemic failures in the global economy and weaknesses in the mechanisms for global governance.

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UNEP Promotes Green Economy in Africa, Launches 2010 SEED Awards [viewed]

28 June 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) hosted a side-event titled "Fostering a Green Economy Transformation in Africa" at the 13th session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN), which convened from 20-25 June in Bamako, Mali. Initiatives to achieve green economy transformation in South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda were presented.

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Seventh Ministerial Meeting of the EU-OPEC Energy Dialogue Held [viewed]

28 June 2010: The seventh ministerial meeting of the Energy Dialogue between the EU and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was held in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 June 2010, to discuss recent energy policies and oil market developments in the EU and OPEC, and prepare the ground for future joint activities.

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UNCTAD Releases Economic Development in Africa Report 2010 [viewed]

18 June 2010: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has released the "Economic Development in Africa Report 2010-South-South Cooperation: Africa and the New Forms of Development Partnership," which examines the recent trends in the economic relationships of Africa with other developing countries, as well as new forms of partnership that have emerged in the past years.

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EU Development Assistance Report 2010 Released [viewed]

28 June 2010: The European Commission released its Annual Report 2010 on the implementation of the EU's development and external assistance policies in 2009, including climate financing.

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FAO Holds Climate Change Days [viewed]

24 June 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) hosted Climate Change Days from 21-24 June 2010, at its headquarters in Rome, Italy.

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UNEP Addresses Meeting on Black Carbon [viewed]

22 June 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Spokesperson, Nick Nuttall, addressed a meeting and panel discussion at the European Parliament on Black Carbon, stressing that “we do know enough to act.”

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G-20 Toronto Summit Addresses Energy Subsidies, Climate Change and Food Security [viewed]

27 June 2010: The first Summit of the G-20 in its capacity as the premier forum for international economic cooperation convened in Toronto, Canada, on 26-27 June 2010. The Summit concluded with the adoption of a final Declaration that, among other issues, addresses development and environmental issues, including climate change and energy.

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AMCEN 13 Focuses on Rio Conventions, Prepares for Cancun [viewed]

25 June 2010: The 13th Session of the African Ministers' Conference on Environment (AMCEN) took place in Bamako, Mali, from 20-25 June 2010, under the theme “Enhancing the interrelationship between climate change, biodiversity and desertification for sustainable development.” The meeting concluded with the adoption of the Bamako Declaration, which was developed to serve as the continent's new road map for sustainable development and basis for strengthening the common negotiating position on climate change and biological diversity. 

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