Industrial Development

UNESCO, UNEP and UNIDO Launch Online Energy Efficiency Campaign [viewed]

5 June 2012: Energy Globe has launched a global online campaign on energy efficiency and best practices, with support from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

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EEA "Signals 2012" Focuses on Consumption and Production Patterns [viewed]

EEA5 June 2012: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released the 2012 edition of its "Signals" report, titled "Building the Future we Want," which focuses on the impacts of consumption and production patterns, and ways to reduce their impact on the environment. 

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Sweden, US Launch Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Campaign [viewed]

3 June 2012: Swedish Environment Minister Lena Ek, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and HRH Swedish Crown Princess Victoria launched an awareness raising campaign under the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs). The campaign consists of a contest to come up with creative ideas to inform the public about SLCPs and means of addressing the issue.

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FAO Advisory Committee Calls for Enhanced Role for Forest-based Industries [viewed]

FAO24 May 2012: The Advisory Committee on Paper and Wood Products (ACPWP) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomed the proposed new FAO strategic objectives in which forestry and forest-based products play a key role.

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Rio Bulletin Highlights Six Themes for Corporate Sustainability Forum [viewed]

16 May 2012: The fourth issue of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Corporate Sustainability Forum Bulletin provide updates on preparations for the Forum, titled "Innovation and Collaboration for the Future We Want." The Forum is expected to include over 100 sessions focused on six themes: Energy and Climate, Water and Ecosystems, Agriculture and Food, Social Development, Urbanization and Cities, and Economics and Finance. 

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Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership Releases 20th Anniversary Activity Report [viewed]

31 May 2012: The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership has released its annual activity report, which celebrates the Partnership's 20th anniversary, and covers its partnership with UN-Energy, its annual summit, international collaboration activities, workshops and projects.

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OLADE Launches Six-Year Project on Sustainable Energy [viewed]

22 May 2012: Officials from the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) agreed on guidelines for implementing a new “Sustainable Energy for Latin America and the Caribbean” project.

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UNASUR Supports the Drafting of a South American Energy Treaty [viewed]

18 May 2012: The South American Union's (UNASUR) South American Energy Council decided to form an ad hoc specialized group of policy and legal experts to draft the substantive content of a South American Energy Treaty and report back to the next Council session.

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EU Development Report Discusses Water, Energy and Land Nexus [viewed]

16 May 2012: The 2011/2012 European Report on Development (ERD) “Confronting Scarcity: Managing Water, Energy and Land for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth" stresses that better governance and a combination of public and private action are necessary to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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UNFCCC Executive Secretary Stresses the Role of Markets in Mitigation [viewed]

Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Executive Secretary30 May 2012: Speaking at the Carbon Expo 2012 in Cologne, Germany, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres underlined that "there is no other option" but to move towards a low-carbon economy. Noting her frustration with the slow pace of the intergovernmental negotiations on climate change, she called on industry to step up its engagement in the international, negotiated response to climate change, in order to speed up the transition to a low-carbon society. 

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