Industrial Development

ADB Approves US$100 Million for Low Carbon Growth, Climate Resilience in Indonesia [viewed]

ADB10 November 2011: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$100 million loan to support the Low Carbon and Resilient Development Program in Indonesia, which the Government has pledged to use towards cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 26 percent over business-as-usual by 2020. 

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OECD Launches Web Platform on Policy Coherence for Development [viewed]

November 2011: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has launched an online platform on Policy Coherence for Development (PCD) that aims to act as a “one-stop-shop” on PCD resources, open to all stakeholders.

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G20 Leaders Back IEA Report on Clean Energy Deployment [viewed]

10 November 2011: A new report, titled “G-20 Clean Energy, and Energy Efficiency Deployment and Policy Progress,” prepared by the International Energy Agency (IEA) in collaboration with the G20 Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Working Group, has received the endorsement of world leaders who met from 3-4 November 2011, at the G20 meeting in Cannes, France.

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African Economic Conference Endorses Green Growth for Future Prosperity [viewed]

28 October 2011: The Sixth African Economic Conference (AEC), convened under the theme of "Green Economy and Structural Transformation," closed with an endorsement from delegates for green growth and structural transformation of ec0nomies on the continent to ensue future economic growth and job creation.

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Guest Article #68: The Importance of Standards for Green ICT…and the World [viewed]

Nothing defines our era more than Information and Communication Technology (ICT). It is central to every facet of modern life and yet, despite its all-encompassing application, remains on the fringes of debates concerning climate change and sustainable development. ITU, however, remains committed to its view that ICT has an essential role to play in efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change. 

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Event: EnergyPact UNCTAD Conference: How Emerging Economies Will Green the World [viewed]

Co-organized by the EnergyPact Foundation and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), this conference will address the role of emerging economies in the transition to the Green Economy. It will explore the sustainable and green economy agendas of emerging countries, and address new perspectives on energy and climate change issues.  

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Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Conference Adopts Nairobi Declaration [viewed]

19 October 2011: The Global Network Conference on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) has concluded with the adoption of a declaration highlighting the role of RECP for achieving green growth and addressing climate change.

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IEA Ministerial Stresses Climate and Energy Security Challenges [viewed]

20 October 2011: The International Energy Agency (IEA) ministerial, held from 18-19 October 2011, in Paris, France, was organized around the theme “Our Energy Future: Secure, Sustainable and Together.” The event brought together energy ministers from 28 IEA member countries, seven partner countries and two accession countries.

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ILO Releases Report on Skills for Green Jobs [viewed]

October 2011: The International Labour Organization (ILO) has released a publication, titled "Skills for Green Jobs: A Global View," examining the experiences of 21 developed and developing countries in providing training to meet the new demands of a greener economy. The report highlights both the importance of skills development to "unlocking the employment potential of green growth," and the reality of current skills shortages, which are becoming an obstacle in realizing this potential.

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Event: Tokyo Green Industry Conference 2011 [viewed]

The Tokyo Green Industry Conference is being co-organized by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The Conference will highlight available environmental/resource conservation techniques and practices that are good for business and the environment, as well as for employees, communities and consumers. It will also provide an opportunity to match environmental technology needs with international supply of best available techniques and best environmental practices.  

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