Sustainable Development

Norway Supports UNECA's African Climate Policy Centre [viewed]

Uneca4 December 2009: The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) on 4 December 2009, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and committed 8 million Norwegian Kroner (about US$1 million) to UNECA's African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC).

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UNEP Risoe Centre Publishes Guidebook on CDM Programme of Activities [viewed]

7dic_09_173 December 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Risoe Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable Development has published a guidebook on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) titled "A Primer on CDM Programme of Activities."

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UPU Releases Results of Carbon Emissions Inventory [viewed]

Upu Logo3 December 2009: The Universal Postal Union (UPU), the UN specialized agency for postal services, has released the results of its first worldwide survey, which estimates that Posts in its 191 member countries generated at least 26 million tons of carbon dioxide in 2008 through the operation of postal vehicles and buildings, or 0.07% of total worldwide emissions.

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IEA Releases Technology Roadmap for Cement Industry [viewed]

4dic_09_023 December 2009: The International Energy Agency (IEA), in cooperation with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Cement Sustainability Initiative, has released a new publication titled the "Cement Technology Roadmap 2009: Carbon emissions reductions up to 2050," as part of its Technology Roadmap series.

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Event: Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference 2010 [viewed]

The Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference (DIREC) will be the fourth global ministerial level conference on renewable energy, following Bonn Renewables 2004, Beijing 2005, and WIREC 2008 (held in Washington, DC, US).  

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“CDM Changing Lives” International Photo and Video Contest Finalists Announced [viewed]

2dic_09_031 December 2009: The judges' scores for the UNFCCC Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) International Photo and Video Contest 2009 have been tallied and 25 photos and eight videos have been shortlisted. 

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UNESCAP Committee on Environment and Development's First Session to Focus on Green Growth [viewed]

Unescap30 November 2009: The first session of the Committee on Environment and Development of the UN Environment and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) is convening from 2-4 December 2009, in Bangkok, Thailand, and will focus on development through Green Growth.

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UNEP Announces Release of Film “Hard Rain” [viewed]

2dic_09_0926 November 2009: The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has announced the release of a film titled "Hard Rain: Our Headlong Collision with Nature," by Mark Edwards and Bob Dylan, which will be released on DVD at the opening of the Hard Rain exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 6 December 2009, the eve of the UN Climate Change Conference.

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UNECA's African Climate Policy Centre Gets Support from Sweden [viewed]

Uneca26 November 2009: The Government of Sweden has signed an agreement with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), committing 60 million Swedish Kronor to support the UNECA's African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC).

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OECD and EIB's Cooperation Agreement Addresses the Economics of Climate Change [viewed]

Oecd26 November 2009: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a cooperation agreement to share their expertise in support of sustainable development, including on the economics of climate change.

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