Energy

EU Agrees on Negotiating Position on Climate Financing for Copenhagen [viewed]

logoeupresidency30 October 2009: After several months of internal discussions, the EU Heads of State and government agreed on a negotiating position on climate financing for Copenhagen. EU leaders met in Brussels, Belgium, on 29-30 October 2009, as the European Council, to finalize the EU negotiating position on climate change, among other issues. They agreed that 100 million euro will be necessary in the next ten years to support developing countries' efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change, and that an additional 5 to 7 billion euro will be needed by developing countries annually between 2010 and 2012.

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UN Secretary-General Cautiously Optimistic about Copenhagen [viewed]

Ban Ki-moon28 October 2009: In his monthly press conference, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated that, although much work remains to be done, he is optimistic that world leaders will reach an ambitious agreement in Copenhagen.

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UN Regional Commissions Exchange Views on Climate Change Economic Impacts [viewed]

Unga27 October 2009: The UN General Assembly Second Committee (Economic and Financial) held an interactive dialogue with Heads of the UN Regional Commissions on 27 October 2009, on “regional perspectives on the economic impacts of climate change.”

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IAEA Begins Conference on the Future Role of Nuclear Energy [viewed]

Iaea27 October 2009: More than 260 participants from 54 member States have gathered in Vienna, Austria, to attend an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) conference exploring the role of nuclear energy in the 21st century, especially that of water cooled reactors.

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2011 Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference to Address Green Economy [viewed]

2011 Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference to Address Green Economy27 October 2009: The Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference, to be held in autumn 2011 in Astana, Kazakhstan, will have two themes: “the sustainable management of water and water-related ecosystems” and “greening the economy: mainstreaming the environment into economic development.”

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IEA Energy Policy Review Lauds Chilean Accomplishments [viewed]

Energy Policy Review – Chile 2009

22 October 2009: The International Energy Agency's (IEA) publication “Energy Policy Review – Chile 2009” highlights Chile's success in forming a privatized, competitive, energy sector with limited domestic fossil energy supplies, and the State's pivotal role in dealing with repeated energy supply crises.

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IEA Releases Publication on Transport, Energy and Carbon [viewed]

© IEA27 October 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a publication entitled “Transport, Energy and CO2: Moving Toward Sustainability,” which builds a scenario to realize increases in global mobility while significantly lowering overall CO2 emissions by 2050.

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Fourth Newsletter of the Year [viewed]

© UNFCCC27 October 2009: The October 2009 issue of the UN Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) Newsletter provides updates on the Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action under the Convention (AWG-LCA) and progress on Mitigation, Adaptation, Finance and Technology, along with reports on related activities since the Bangkok meeting.

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UNEP Finance Initiative 2009 Global Roundtable Launches CDM Report [viewed]

© UNEP26 October 2009: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) convened its 2009 Global Roundtable in Cape Town, South Africa, from 22-23 October 2009. The meeting explored ways to achieve sustainable financial markets and economies and launched several reports.

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World Bank Finances Low Carbon Growth in Mexico, Publishes Study [viewed]

© The World Bank26 October 2009: A World Bank study on “Low-Carbon Development for Mexico” concluded that Mexico could reduce its carbon emissions by at least 42 percent (or 477 million tons) per year by 2030 without sacrificing economic development.

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