Governance

Fourth Clean Energy Ministerial Launches Actions on Energy Access, Efficiency, and Supply [viewed]

18 April 2013: Leaders from the Clean Energy Ministerial's (CEM) 23 participant countries have announced new actions and reaffirmed existing commitments to accelerate clean energy deployment, improve energy efficiency, and increase access to clean energy around the world. The energy ministers and other high-level delegates who gathered for the Ministerial's fourth meeting (CEM4) also outlined progress on CEM's 13 current initiatives and welcomed further work on clean energy finance to be delivered to CEM5 in the Republic of Korea in 2014.

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UNFCCC Releases Parties' Views on Implications of Decisions for the Kyoto Protocol [viewed]

UNFCCC16 April 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has released a miscellaneous document containing submissions by five parties on implications of the implementation of decisions 2/CMP.7 to 4/CMP.7 and 1/CMP.8 (amendment to the Kyoto Protocol) on the relevant decisions adopted for the Kyoto Protocol first commitment period and for the reporting of land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF) activities for the Protocol's second commitment period.

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UNFCCC's Standing Committee on Finance Addresses GCF, Reviews Financial Mechanism [viewed]

UNFCCC3 April 2013: Party representatives and observers attending the third meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance (SCF) discussed: arrangements between the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF); the Forum of the SCF; the fifth Review of the Financial Mechanism; and the work programme on long-term finance.

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ADB Releases Pacific Economic Monitor on Energy Security and Renewables Deployment Efforts [viewed]

ADB26 March 2013: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released the March 2013 edition of its Pacific Economic Monitor (PEM), which includes four energy themed articles. The articles focus on Pacific efforts to achieve energy security and reduce reliance on fossil fuels.

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IFPRI Global Food Policy Report Urges Increased Action to Fight Hunger [viewed]

March 2013: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released the 2012 Global Food Policy Report, which projects that the international community will fall short of meeting the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015.

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JI Supervisory Committee Adopts Business and Management Plans [viewed]

UNFCCC22 March 2013: During its 31st meeting, the Joint Implementation (JI) Supervisory Committee (JISC) adopted business and management plans designed to improve the mechanism and ensure its continued usefulness as a policy instrument for climate change mitigation.

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GCF Board Adopts Business Model Framework [viewed]

15 March 2013: The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board concluded its third meeting with the adoption of a series of decisions on, among other things, the Board's rules of procedure, the GCF's business model framework and resource mobilization, and establishment of its independent secretariat.

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UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on UNEP Governing Council Designation [viewed]

14 March 2013: During a plenary meeting on 13 March 2013, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a draft resolution that changes the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council to the "United Nations Environment Assembly of UNEP."

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UNDP Launches 2013 Human Development Report on “Rise of the South” [viewed]

UNDP14 March 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched the 2013 Human Development Report (HDR), titled “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World.”

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OECD-Italy EPR Highlights Progress toward Greening Growth [viewed]

OECDMarch 2013: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published the third review of Italy's environmental performance, including progress towards a green low-carbon economy and international commitments. The Environmental Performance Review (EPR) presents 29 recommendations on how performance could be improved.

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