Industrial Development

ITU Plenipotentiary Concludes with Agreement on Key Issues [viewed]

22 October 2010: The 18th International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference, which was held from 4-22 October 2010, in Guadalajara, Mexico, concluded with agreement on ITU's essential role in several key areas, including bridging the digital divide, accelerating broadband roll-out, and managing climate change and disaster response.

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Event: CSD Intersessional Meeting on Sustainable Consumption and Production [viewed]

This meeting will provide a non-negotiating space for Member States, Major Groups and UN Agencies to discuss potential programs to be included in the 10-Year Framework of Programs on SCP (10YFP) to support regional and national initiatives, the structure the 10YFP could take, and the possible visions and objectives it could serve.  

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IDB Launches MicroCarbon Development Fund [viewed]

21 October 2010: Through its Multilateral Investment Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the MicroCarbon Development² Fund, which will invest in energy efficiency programmes to benefit lower income households, microenterprises, small companies and forest communities, while combating climate change.

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UNGA Second Committee Considers Poverty Issues [viewed]

21 October 2010: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) met on 21 October 2010, in New York, US, to consider the eradication of poverty and other development issues.

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International Day for Poverty Eradication Focuses on Decent Work [viewed]

17 October 2010: The International Day for Poverty Eradication was celebrated on 17 October 2010, around the theme "From Poverty to Decent Work: Bridging the Gap."

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OECD Releases Report on Environmental Taxes [viewed]

13 October 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a study, entitled “Taxation, Innovation and the Environment,” that addresses the questions: Do green taxes prompt innovation? What types of innovation result, and what benefits do they bring? And does taxation design play a critical role?

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First Newsletter of ECOWAS Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Released [viewed]

1 October 2010: The Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) has published its first quarterly newsletter.

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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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