Energy

IEA Publishes Fifth Technology Roadmap on Wind Energy [viewed]

3dic_09_0730 November 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published the fifth report of its clean energy technology roadmap series on wind energy, which aims to provide input to negotiators at Copenhagen as they attempt to develop the optimal solution for climate and energy policies.

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Event: Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference 2010 [viewed]

The Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) will be the fourth global ministerial level conference on renewable energy, following Bonn Renewables 2004, Beijing 2005, and WIREC 2008 (held in Washington, DC, US).  

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UNESCAP Committee on Environment and Development's First Session to Focus on Green Growth [viewed]

Unescap30 November 2009: The first session of the Committee on Environment and Development of the UN Environment and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) is convening from 2-4 December 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand, and will focus on development through Green Growth.

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ICAO Journal Focuses on Options and Priorities for Achieving a Sustainable Future for Air Transport [viewed]

2dic_09_10November 2009: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has published a special issue of its bi-monthly journal titled "Planetary Priorities: ICAO and aviation stakeholders weigh-in on our best options for a sustainable air transport future."

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EU-China Summit Dominated by Climate Change [viewed]

logoeupresidency30 November 2009: The 12th EU-China Summit, held on 30 November 2009, in Nanjing, China, was dominated by discussions on climate change negotiations and cooperation. During the Summit, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao reiterated his country's commitment to reducing carbon dioxide intensity in the economy by 40 to 50% by the year 2020, stressing that China is still a developing country at a sensitive stage in its industrial development, and that its per capita emissions are still below that of developed countries.

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OECD and IEA Release Paper on National and Sectoral GHG Mitigation Potential: A Comparison Across Models [viewed]

1dic_09_04November 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have released a paper titled "National and Sectoral GHG Mitigation Potential: A Comparison Across Models," which compares model estimates of national and sectoral greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation potential across six key OECD GHG-emitting economies: Australia, Canada, the EU, Japan, Mexico and the US. 

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OECD and IEA Release Paper on a MRV Framework [viewed]

1dic_09_05November 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) have released a paper titled "Financing Climate Change Mitigation: Towards a Framework for Measurement, Reporting and Verification," which highlights existing knowledge and information about a range of different types of mitigation support and outlines a structure for a future framework for measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) to provide greater accountability and transparency.

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UNIDO Director-General Attends Meeting of China Council of International Cooperation on Environment and Development [viewed]

27nov_09_0512 November 2009: Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director-General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), took part in the 2009 Annual General Meeting of the China Council of International Cooperation on Environment and Development, which convened from 11-13 November 2009, in Beijing, China, and addressed, inter alia, China's response to climate change.

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UNDP, IEA and WHO Report Underlines Need for Climate Change Agreement to Address Energy Poverty [viewed]

Undp Logo23 November 2009: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), with the support of the International Energy Agency (IEA), have released a new report titled "The Energy Access Situation in Developing Countries: A Review Focusing on the Least Developed Countries and Sub-Saharan Africa." The report indicates that over 1.5 billion people currently lack access to electricity.

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UNECE International Forum on Energy Efficiency in Housing Convenes [viewed]

Unece23 November 2009: The International Forum on Energy Efficiency in Housing, under the aegis of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), is taking place in Vienna, Austria, from 23-25 November 2009, to consider a draft action plan for improving buildings' energy efficiency performance in the UNECE region.

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