Energy

EIB Funds Research and Development of Green Trucks and Buses [viewed]

8 January 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB) and MAN Group Munich have entered into a EUR 300m loan contract for the development and launch of reduced-emission and fuel-efficient powertrains for trucks and buses.

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UNECE Supports Work on Vehicle Regulation Harmonization [viewed]

18 January 2010: The “Weekly” newsletter of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), for the period 18-22 January 2010, reports on the 59th session of the Working Party on Pollution and Energy of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations, which met from 12-15 January 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland.

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UNEP FI and Others Call for Strong Climate Change Policies [viewed]

summit_logo14 January 2010:  The Investor Summit on Climate Risk, under the theme "Developing a Low-Carbon Economy: Leveraging Private Investment," took place on 14 January 2010, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, and brought together 450 global investors.

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UNECE Facilitates Cooperation on Water-related Energy Issues in Central Asia [viewed]

11jan_10_024 January 2010: The "Weekly" newsletter of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) for the period 4-8 January 2010 highlights UNECE's recent activities on water-related energy issues in Central Asia.

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WHO Releases Study on Climate Change Science, Policy and People [viewed]

11jan_10_03January 2010: The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a report providing an update of the scientific evidence on health risks caused by climate change titled "Protecting Health from Climate Change: Connecting Science, Policy and People."

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Event: Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Implementing Sustainable Development [viewed]

The Multi-stakeholder dialogue is organized by the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) Secretariat to ensure a more effective and coordinated implementation of the global policy on sustainable development. This first Multi-stakeholder dialogue will focus on the decisions of CSD-17, and will include consideration of climate change, land degradation and desertification.  

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Event: International Expert Group Meeting: UN Forum on Climate Change Mitigation, Fuel Efficiency and Sustainable Urban Transport [viewed]

This meeting will seek to contribute to global efforts to enhance sustainable development of the transport sector and to help curb the global growth of greenhouse gases and other emissions emanating from motor vehicles, in particular in metropolitan and other rapidly growing urban areas. It will serve as an intersessional meeting of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD).  

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CDM Passes 2,000th Registered Project Milestone [viewed]

UNFCCC6 January 2010: The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) has registered its 2,000th project, a biogas extraction and utilization project in Thailand, expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 56,000 tons annually.

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UNEP Highlights Green Economy Strategy [viewed]

Unep3 January 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has highlighted its efforts to promote a low carbon, resource efficient Green Economy in the 21st century. According to UNEP, its strategy has focused on three priority areas: ecosystems-based adaptation; reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries (REDD); and clean technology readiness.

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GEF Funds Clean Energy Transport in Latin America [viewed]

GEF29 December 2009: The World Bank has approved two Global Environment Facility (GEF) grants to fund clean energy transport in Mexican and Brazilian cities.

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