Governance

Last Update of 2013 [viewed]

IISD Happy Holidays CardWe at IISD RS wish you all the best for this holiday season and throughout the coming year. We will resume publication on our knowledgebases on 6 January 2014. Thank you for your support during 2013.

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CIFOR Outlines Emerging Research Priorities [viewed]

CIFORDecember 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a report to inform donors, partners and staff on how the Center's research priorities align with its vision to keep forests high on the political agenda, and to promote understanding of the importance of forests for livelihoods and ecosystem services.

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Stakeholders Provide Input on SDGs Online [viewed]

UndsdDecember 2013: The UN Division for Sustainable Development (DSD) has posted stakeholder input on the issues for discussion at the upcoming meetings of the UN General Assembly's Open Working Group (OWG) on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Major Groups and other stakeholders were invited to share information through the online Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform, including regarding the civil society steering committees and panelists for each topic.

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EBRD Announces New Energy Sector Strategy [viewed]

EBRD11 December 2013: The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Board of Directors has approved a new Energy Sector Strategy, which outlines the EBRD's plan and role in the energy sector from 2014 to the end of 2018.  

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IEA Report Offers Guidance on Climate and Energy Policy Integration [viewed]

IEA5 December 2013: The International Energy Agency (IEA) provides guidance for policymakers in its report “Managing Interactions between Carbon Pricing and Existing Energy Policies.” The report, part of IEA's 2013 Insight Series, considers options for designing climate-energy policy packages that maximize policy synergies and minimize tradeoffs which could undermine policy objectives, raise societal costs, create investment uncertainties, and increase risk of stranded assets.

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IEA Report Outlines Conditions Necessary for Transition to Low Carbon Energy [viewed]

IEANovember 2013: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report analyzing electricity security challenges associated with decarbonization and outlining best practices for a successful transition to a sustainable energy future.

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IEA Report Highlights Lessons and Best Practices in State Energy Policies [viewed]

IEA2 December 2013: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a report, titled 'Energy Policy Highlights,' which showcases new developments in IEA member country energy policies, including examples of challenges, successes and best practices of policies and policy development. The examples were chosen to illustrate the changing nature of energy policy in the 21st century.

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CIFOR Newsletter Highlights Forest Climate Change Portal [viewed]

CIFOR2 December 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) launched an online portal for the dissemination of information on forests and climate change. The portal contains information on forests and REDD+, climate change adaptation, governance, finance and landscapes. The portal also highlights news, research, and debate and analysis on international negotiations.

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Event: CMS COP 11 [viewed]

Ecuador will host the eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) in November 2014, marking the first time that a CMS COP is held in Latin America. The decision was taken during the 41st Meeting of the Standing Committee, on 28 November 2013, in Bonn, Germany. The COP will be preceded by a High Level Ministerial meeting on 3 November. Another Standing Committee meeting will be held 9 November upon closure of the COP.  

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IEA Ministerial Recognizes Role of Energy Sector Reform for Mitigation [viewed]

IEA20 November 2013: The International Energy Agency and six partner countries – Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa – have released a joint declaration announcing their intention to enhance cooperation. IEA Member Country Energy Ministers also released a statement on the importance of energy sector reform to mitigating impacts from climate change.

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