Energy

World Energy Forum Convenes International Energy Conference at UN Headquarters [viewed]

1 September 2009: The World Energy Forum, in cooperation with the United Nations and the World Bank, recently concluded a two-day conference on meeting global energy needs.

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IAEA General Conference Confirms New Director General [viewed]

© IAEA14 September 2009: At the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) 53rd General Conference in Vienna, Austria, the appointment of Ambassador Yukiya Amano of Japan as the next IAEA Director General was confirmed. Mohamed ElBaradei, who currently holds the post, will complete his term on 30 November 2009. On 1 December 2009, Ambassador Amano will commence his term as the organization's fifth Director General.

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IDB Releases New Version of Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard [viewed]

© IDB11 September 2009: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has released a new version of its Biofuels Sustainability Scorecard, which will enable users to better anticipate the impacts of potential biofuel projects on sensitive issues such as indigenous rights, carbon emissions from land use change, and food security.

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World Bank Exceeds Target on Investments in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency [viewed]

© World Bank 10 September 2009: The World Bank Group's investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and programs in developing countries rose 24% in the last fiscal year to reach US$3.3 billion.

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UNIDO, UNEP AND ESCAP Co-organize Conference on Green Industry in Asia [viewed]

© ENB11 September 2009: The International Conference on Green Industry in Asia, titled “Managing the transition to resource efficient and low carbon industries,” concluded with the adoption of a non-binding Declaration and Framework of Action outlining steps to reduce the resource intensity and greenhouse gas emissions of industries in Asia, and to track the progress towards a low-carbon industrial future.

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GEF Publishes Report on its Strategies and Models for Investing in Energy Efficiency [viewed]

© GEF10 September 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has published a report entitled “Investing in Energy Efficiency: The GEF Experience.”

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UNFCCC Secretariat Publishes Review of the Second, Third and Fourth National Communication of Belarus [viewed]

© UNFCCC2 September 2009: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published the report of the centralized, in-depth review of the second, third and fourth national communication of Belarus (FCCC/IDR.4/BLR), which was conducted by an expert review team (ERT) in accordance with relevant provisions of the Convention and Article 8 of the Kyoto Protocol.

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World Maritime Day 2009 to Focus on Climate Change [viewed]

© IMO September 2009: The World Maritime Day 2009 will be celebrated at the headquarters of the International Maritime Organization in London, UK, on 24 September 2009, under the theme “Climate change: a challenge for IMO too!” To mark the occasion, IMO Secretary-General Efthimios Mitropoulos has prepared a special message on the issue, supported by a background paper.

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OECD Publishes Policy Brief on Cost-Effective Actions to Tackle Climate Change [viewed]

© OECD8 September 2009: The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a policy brief summarizing OECD analyses showing that the cost of action to mitigate climate change would be minimized if a cost-effective set of policy instruments, with a focus on carbon pricing, were applied as broadly as possible across all emission sources, including all countries, sectors, and greenhouse gases.

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UNEP Publishes Report on Climate and Trade Policies in a Post-2012 World [viewed]

© UNEP August 2009: A new publication, titled “Climate and Trade Policies in a Post-2012 World,” is the result of a joint effort by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the ADAM project (“Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies: Supporting European Climate Policy”).

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