Industrial Development

OECD Paper Evaluates Cost Effectiveness of French Environmental Policy [viewed]

22 April 2011: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Economic Department has released a new working paper, by Balázs Égert, titled “France's Environmental Policies: Internalising Global and Local Externalities.”

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IEA Paper Reviews China's Renewables Policies, Status and Challenges [viewed]

April 2011: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a paper titled “Integration of Renewables: Status and Challenges in China,” which focuses on areas of generation, power transmission, demand-side management and policy.

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CSD 19 Opens in New York [viewed]

2 May 2011: The 19th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 19) opened in New York, US, on 2 May 2011, and will run through 13 May 2011. This session will negotiate policy decisions related to the thematic cluster of transport, chemicals, hazardous waste, mining and the 10-year framework of programmes (10YFP) on sustainable consumption and production (SCP).

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UNECA Executive Secretary Opens Information Science and Technology Meeting [viewed]

2 May 2011: The second session of UNECA's Committee on Development Information Science and Technology (CODIST-II) is convening from 2-5 May 2011, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the theme “Innovation for Industrial Development in Africa.”

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UNIDO Geothermal Energy Seminar Examines Mexico's Experience, East Africa's Potential [viewed]

2 May 2011: The Seminar on Geothermal Energy for East African Region Representatives, which was held from 11-15 April 2011, in Cuernavaca, Mexico, was organized by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Mexican Energy (SENER) and Foreign Ministries, Mexico's Electricity Research Institute, and the Federal Electricity Commission.

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IEA Expert Discusses Future of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles [viewed]

2 May 2011: In a press release, International Energy Agency (IEA) transport expert Lewis Fulton answers questions regarding the potential and plausibility of using electric vehicles (EVs) to combat climate change.

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Clean Energy Ministerial Organizes Electric Vehicle Initiative Meeting [viewed]

29 April 2011: The Electric Vehicles Initiative (EVI), a forum for cooperation on electric vehicles organized by the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), met in Shanghai, China, from 20-22 April 2011, at the International Forum on Electric Vehicle Pilot City and Industrial Development.

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IFC Provides Framework for Climate Change Risk Analysis in Port Infrastructure [viewed]

April 2011: The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has published a comprehensive framework for assessing the risks of climate change on port operations and options for adapting to risks. The report, titled "Climate Risk and Business: Ports," analyzes the climate-related risks and opportunities facing IFC client Terminal Maritimo Muelles el Bosque, a port in Cartagena, Colombia.

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ILO Organizes First Interagency Green Jobs Learning Forum [viewed]

23 April 2011: The International Labour Organization (ILO) has organized the first interagency Learning Forum on Green Jobs. The event took place from 4-22 April 2011, at the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, Italy.

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Guest Article #58: The First Interagency “Forum on Green Jobs: Local Strategies and Actions” [viewed]

What are the linkages between climate change and sustainable local development? What are green jobs and how do they come into the equation? How to shape local strategies and actions for green jobs? How to synchronise local initiatives with national policies intended to foster a low-carbon economy and promote green jobs?

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