Industrial Development

Event: First Regional Forum on the ECOWAS Solar Energy Initiative [viewed]

Organized by the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) together with the Senegalese Government, the Regional Forum on the ECOWAS Solar Energy Initiative (ESEI) will hold its first regional workshop to discuss the development of a regional strategy for large-scale solar energy deployment across West Africa. The strategy will be executed under the guidance of ECREEE in cooperation with the ECOWAS member States. The workshop will bring together representatives from West African Ministries of Energy and Environment, as well as international experts.  

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UNEP Finance Initiative Releases Publication on Environmental Externalities [viewed]

October 2010: The UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) have released a publication titled “Universal Ownership: Why environmental externalities matter to institutional investors.” 

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UNEP Launches “30 Ways in 30 Days” Initiative on Green Economy [viewed]

5 October 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced an initiative to inspire action on reducing emissions and making the transition to a global green economy in the lead up to the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 16), to take place in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of 2010.

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B4E Summit on Climate Change Calls for Ambitious Outcome in Cancun [viewed]

6 October 2010: The Special Business for Environment (B4E) Summit on Climate Change, which took place from 4-5 October 2010, in Mexico City, Mexico, was convened to provide perspectives and policy recommendations ahead of the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 16) to be held in Cancun, Mexico, at the end of 2010.

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Caring for Climate Establishes Steering Committee [viewed]

4 October 2010: Caring for Climate, a joint platform by the UN Global Compact and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to advance the role of business in addressing climate change, has established a steering committee.

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UNEP Releases Patent-Based Study on Clean Energy Technologies [viewed]

30 September 2010: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP), in partnership with European Patent Office and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), has released a report titled "Patents and clean energy: bridging the gap between evidence and policy."

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Event: Global Green Growth 2010 Conference [viewed]

This Conference is organized and hosted by Climate Consortium Denmark and is supported by the Danish Government. Participants are to discuss the political framework, the role of businesses, and financing in connection with the transition to green growth. The conference aims to put forward ideas that can contribute to creating growth and new jobs based on green solutions at the global level.  

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Event: ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2010 [viewed]

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference, the top policy making body of the ITU, is held every four years and sets the ITU's policy, financial planning and strategic goals. This year's Conference will consider various issues, including: ITU's strategic plan and financial plan for 2012-2015; cybersecurity; and the enhanced use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in mitigating climate change and delivering emergency communication in the wake of natural disasters. In addition, the Conference will include four side event sessions featuring debates between experts from government and industry, on: roadblocks to ‘broadband inclusion for all;' enabling a low-carbon future: the key role of ICTs to address climate change; accessible ICTs for persons with disabilities; and cybersecurity.  

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IEA Newsletter Discusses World's First CSS Standard [viewed]

29 September 2010: The International Energy Agency's (IEA) Greenhouse Gas Research and Development Program's (IEAGHG) latest Greenhouse Issues newsletter focuses on carbon capture and storage (CCS) discussions within the G8, the development of a new CSS standard, and other CSS-related news.

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Event: WTO Committee on Trade and Environment [viewed]

The World Trade Organization (WTO) Committee on Trade and Environment (CTE) will discuss experiences with product carbon footprint schemes.  

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