Energy

UNECE Releases First Review of Turkmenistan's Environmental Performance [viewed]

UNECE21 December 2012: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released the first Environmental Performance Review (EPR) of Turkmenistan, which highlights several environmental issues as particular challenges, including: salinization of irrigated lands; water management; desertification; and biodiversity loss.

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Mexican Programme of Activity Issues First Certified Emission Reductions [viewed]

UNFCCC27 December 2012: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board has issued the first Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) generated by a CDM programme of activities (PoA).

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IEA Report Calls for New Funding for Energy Efficiency in Developing Countries [viewed]

IEA22 December 2012: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report, titled "Plugging the Energy Efficiency Gap with Climate Finance." The report examines the role of climate finance in funding energy efficiency projects and the potential to channel funds to energy efficiency projects in developing countries under the Green Climate Fund (GCF). 

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Event: CTI PFAN Asia Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFCEF-3) [viewed]

The Climate Technology Initiative's Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN) Asia Forum for Clean Energy Financing (AFCEF-3) will provide an opportunity for leading clean energy entrepreneurs and investors in Asia, as well as fund managers, to come together. The Forum, which includes a business plan competition, will showcase some of the most promising clean energy projects and technologies and identify investment opportunities in Asia.  

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World Bank-Supported Event Encourages Youth to Consider Green South Asia [viewed]

World Bank24 December 2012: Supported by the World Bank, the 9th annual South Asia Economic Students Meet (SAESM), held in Kathmandu, Nepal, from 18-22 December 2012, provided a cross-cultural platform for future Asian leaders to exchange innovative ideas on environmental challenges. Under the theme "Towards a Green South Asia," the goal was to engage youth from rising South Asian economies on environmental solutions, while encouraging regional cooperation.

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IEA Highlights Need to Reduce Energy Use from Networked Devices [viewed]

IEA7 January 2013: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has underscored the need to reduce energy use from information and communication technology (ICT), which currently accounts for 5 percent of global electricity consumption.

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IWMI Report Examines Implications of Climate Change in Volta Basin [viewed]

12 December 2012: The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) has released a report titled “The Water Resource Implications of Changing Climate in the Volta River Basin.” The report examines the consequences of increasing water demand and climate change on the Volta River.

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UNCTAD Review of Maritime Transport Highlights Measures to Reduce Freight Emissions [viewed]

3 January, 2013: The 2012 Review of Maritime Transport published by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) addresses, among other issues, measures to reduce energy consumption and emissions of maritime and inland freight transport, and suggests ways to use climate financing to achieve sustainability goals.

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ADB Funds Hydropower and Water Transport System Project in China [viewed]

ADB10 December 2012: China will be receiving a US$150 million loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to improve the water transport system on the Xiang River in Hunan province and expand hydropower generation.

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ESMAP Works to Revitalize the Maldives's Energy Regulatory Framework [viewed]

8 January 2013: The Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) of the World Bank has published a press release on a project to improve the institutional framework for energy in the Maldives to help meet the country's climate change mitigation goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2020.

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