Energy

IRENA's Interim Headquarters and Interim Director-General Designated [viewed]

© IRENA30 June 2009: The second session of the Preparatory Commission of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) took place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from 29-30 June 2009, bringing together over 130 member States signatories.

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UNGA Continues Debate at UN Conference on World Financial Crisis, Highlights Impacts of Climate Change [viewed]

© UN29 June 2009: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) met in New York, US, to continue the plenary debate of its Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development, which began on 24 June, and sought to identify emergency and long-term responses to mitigate the impact of the crisis.

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GEF Approves US$61.1 Million Work Programme for Climate Change [viewed]

26 June 2009: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Council, which met from 22-24 June 2009, in Washington DC, US, approved a work programme including 20 projects within the climate change focal area, mostly related to energy efficiency, assigning US$61.1 million in GEF grants in 23 countries.

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World Bank Approves Energy Efficiency Programme in Benin [viewed]

© World Bank26 June 2009: The World Bank approved a programme that will help reduce greenhouse gases and promote clean energy use in Benin.

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UNECE/FAO Workshop Calls for Increased Wood Mobilization for Renewable Energy [viewed]

© UNECE29 June 2009: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and other partners have jointly organized a workshop titled “Strategies for increased wood mobilization from sustainable sources.”

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Report of 21st Meeting of CDM Small-Scale Working Group Released [viewed]

© UNFCCC26 June 2009: The report and annexes of the 21st meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Small Scale Working Group (SSC WG) are now available on the CDM website. The meeting took place from 16-19 June 2009, in Bonn, Germany, and considered issues relating to the operation of small-scale CDM project activities.

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Second International Hydropower Conference Discusses Links With Climate Change [viewed]

© ENB29 June 2009: The 2009 International Hydropower Association (IHA) World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower convened in Reykjavik, Iceland, from 23-26 June 2009, and discussed how hydropower is both vulnerable to climate change and part of the solution.

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UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis Highlights Role of Green Economy Initiatives [viewed]

26 June 2009: The UN Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis took place from 24-26 June 2009, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, and underscored the role of green economy initiatives in tackling the crisis.

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UNIDO Energy Conference Urges Shift to Low-Carbon Green Industries [viewed]

© UNIDO26 June 2009: The International Energy Conference 2009, held in Vienna, Austria, from 22-24 June 2009, concluded with a call for a shift to low-carbon green industries, as well as increased energy investment.

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OECD Ministers Adopt Declaration on Green Growth [viewed]

© OECD25 June 2009: Member countries participating in the annual Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which took place in Paris, France, from 24-25 June 2009, adopted a Declaration on Green Growth. The Declaration provides that the crisis should not delay “crucial decisions for the future of our planet,” noting in particular the challenge of climate change.

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