Energy

IRENA Finalizes its Work Programme and 2010 Budget [viewed]

17 January 2010: The Third Preparatory Commission of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) brought together 500 delegates in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to discuss IRENA's programme of work and budget for 2010.

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UN Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change Prepares Final Report [viewed]

25 January 2010: The UN Energy and Climate Change Advisory Group met in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to discuss the preparation of the Group's final report.

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ADB and Japan Fund Climate Change Institutions in Bhutan [viewed]

25 January 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced that it will provide a US$0.7 million grant, financed by the Government of Japan, to build the capacity of Bhutan's National Environment Commission for developing mitigation and adaptation measures that can counter climate change.

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IEA Presents its Perspective on the Copenhagen Accord [viewed]

12 January 2010: Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), and Richard Baron, Head of the IEA's Climate Change Unit, discussed the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference on 12 January 2010, offering presentations on "The Copenhagen Accord and the IEA" and "The Outcome of Copenhagen – an IEA perspective," respectively.

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UNEP Partners with Indian Cricket League to Reduce its Carbon Footprint [viewed]

22 January 2009: As part of its ongoing efforts to promote eco-friendly sports, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced a partnership with the Indian Premier League (IPL) to reduce its carbon footprint.

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GEF Approves Emergency Solar Power Project for Haiti [viewed]

20 January 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has approved an emergency project to help restore power, which was lost from the Port au Prince earthquake, to key medical facilities and refugee camps. The US$3 million grant, co-financed with matching grants from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank Group, will use solar energy to produce clean electricity for medical centers, vaccine refrigeration and other critical relief efforts.

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Business UN Website Launched [viewed]

14 January 2010: The UN launched “Business.UN.org,” a new website designed to match the needs of UN organizations with the resources and capacities of the private sector.

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OECD Secretary-General Stresses Need for Further Climate Action [viewed]

December 2009: Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has stated that emissions reduction targets outlined in Copenhagen are insufficient.

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World Bank Seeks Input on Environmentally Sustainable Energy Development Path [viewed]

19 January 2010: The World Bank launched online consultations to receive input from civil society on its new energy sector strategy and how the World Bank Group can best help developing countries improve access to and the reliability of energy, while helping them shift to a more environmentally sustainable energy development path.

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UNFCCC Publishes Annual Submission Reports of Poland and Belgium [viewed]

19 January 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the in-country review (FCCC/ARR/2009/POL) of the 2009 annual submissions of Poland and the centralized review (FCCC/ARR/2009/BEL) of the 2009 annual submission of Belgium.

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