Industrial Development

UNIDO's "Making It" Magazine Focuses on Policy Issues [viewed]

August 2010: The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has published the latest issue of its magazine "Making It: Industry for Development" on the theme “The Policy Choice.” With this theme, the magazine aims to highlight the notion that the real question about industrial policy is how it should be practiced, not whether it should be practiced.

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TEEB Report Highlights Role of Biodiversity for Business [viewed]

13 July 2010: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) research consortium has released its third report, titled “The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity - Report for Business,” at the first Global Business of Biodiversity Symposium in London, England.

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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Centre Opens in West Africa [viewed]

6 July 2010: A new regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) opened in Praia, Cape Verde, on 6 July. The Centre is supported by the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Governments of Austria, Cape Verde and Spain, as well as through a special partnership between Brazil and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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UNIDO Urges Kazakhstan to Invest in Renewable Energy [viewed]

2 July 2010: During an official visit to Kazakhstan, Kandeh K. Yumkella, Director-General of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), urged Kazakhstan to increase energy efficiency and develop renewable energy sources in order to de-carbonize the power sector, help promote energy security and address climate change issues.

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Event: IEA Workshop on Sustainable Feedstock Supply for Bioenergy and Biofuels [viewed]

In preparation for two bioenergy reports in its Technology Roadmap series, the International Energy Agency (IEA) is holding a workshop on bioenergy and biofuels feedstocks relating specifically to biomass and land availability, international biomass trade, supply costs and sustainability-related topics. The workshop's sessions will focus, inter alia, on assessing biomass potential and identifying knowledge gaps, identifying steps necessary to ensure sustainability of supply, and furthering public-private-partnerships and international cooperation on ensuring sustainable production.  

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IEA Releases Report on Energy Technology for Decision Makers [viewed]

1 July 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published the 2010 edition of its series “Energy Technology Perspectives,” which aims to inform decision makers on the technological actions necessary to realize the energy revolution IEA says is necessary to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 50% by 2050 (compared to 2005 levels).

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FAO Releases Study on Forestry's Impact on GHGs [viewed]

June 2010: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a forestry paper titled "Impact of the global forest industry on atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs)," which traces the value chain of forest products (roundwood, processed wood products, and pulp and paper) and calculates a net contribution of 467 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year from the forest product chain.

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UNIDO Outlines Priority Cooperation Areas in Azerbaijan [viewed]

29 June 2010: During an official visit to Azerbaijan, Kandeh Yumkella, UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Director-General, highlighted that energy and environment remain a priority area of cooperation.

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Global Compact Leaders' Summit Adopts New York Declaration by Business [viewed]

25 June 2010: The third Global Compact Leaders' Summit took place from 24-25 June 2010, in New York, US, and brought together over 1,200 corporate executives, government representatives, civil society leaders and other participants who committed to step up their efforts to build a sustainable and inclusive global economy.

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UNEP Calls for Green Economy Focus at G-20 Summit [viewed]

23 June 2010: Ahead of the G-20 Summit convening in Toronto, Canada, on 26-27 June 2010, Achim Steiner, UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, and Pavan Sukhdev, Head of the UNEP Green Economy Initiative, published an editorial emphasizing the importance for G-20 leaders to take action on the transition to a Green Economy.

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