Sustainable Development

Event: Future of Cities - ICLEI's 20th Anniversary Congress [viewed]

This Congress is organized by ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability. Partners include the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR). The four congress themes are: eco-efficiency (more with less); resilience (stability through flexibility); Green Economy (prosperity through change); and happiness (well-being as wealth).  

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Event: Fifth ITU Symposium on ICTs and the Environment and Climate Change [viewed]

The International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) fifth Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and the Environment and Climate Change will be hosted and co-organized by Egypt's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs. It will focus on the issue of ICTs, the environment and climate change in Africa, as well as the needs of developing countries. Topics to be discussed include adaptation to climate change, e-waste, cost-effective ICT technologies, methodology of environmental impact assessment of ICT and financing of climate change solutions. The main purpose is to raise awareness of the importance and opportunities of using ICTs to monitor climate change, and to mitigate and address its effects. The symposium will issue the “Cairo Road Map,” a set of recommendations for action in relation to ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change.  

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UNFCCC Publishes CDM and JI FAQ Lists [viewed]

6 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published clarifications to “frequently asked questions” (FAQs) about the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI).  

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OECD Publishes Review of Republic of Korea's Green Growth Strategy [viewed]

July 2010: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has released a working paper titled “Korea's Green Growth Strategy: Mitigating Climate Change and Developing New Growth Engines,” which assesses the Republic of Korea's strategies to reduce its carbon emissions by 30% by 2020.

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Event: DNA Training in Mexico [viewed]

This training event for Designated National Authorities (DNAs) for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will be held prior to the 10th DNA Forum.  

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Event: 57th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board [viewed]

The 57th Meeting of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board will be an Extraordinary meeting.  

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Event: 58th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board [viewed]

This meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will take place in Cancun, Mexico.  

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Event: 52nd meeting of the CDM Accreditation Panel [viewed]

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Accreditation Panel (CDM-AP) prepares the decision making of the Executive Board in accordance with the procedure for accrediting operational entities.  

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Proposed Agenda and Annotations for CDM EB-56 Released [viewed]

30 August 2010: The proposed agenda and annotations, together with the draft work programme, for the 56th meeting of the Executive Board of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which is scheduled to take place from 13-17 September 2010, in Brasília, Brazil, is now available on the CDM website.

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UN Secretary-General Appoints Group of Eminent Persons for LDCs [viewed]

27 August 2010: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a Group of Eminent Persons to examine development problems faced by Least Developed Countries (LDCs).

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