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World Bank Supports Solar PV and Green Building Projects in China [viewed]

World Bank20 March 2013: The World Bank has approved loans for two climate-related projects in China. The first project will install rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on 800 schools and colleges in Beijing, while the second project will support low-carbon buildings in Shanghai.

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Event: ICAO Pre-Symposium Seminar on States' Action Plans [viewed]

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be hosting a Seminar on States' Action Plans on 13 May 2013, prior to the 14-16 May ICAO Symposium on Aviation and Climate Change. The 13 May seminar is directed at National Focal Points for States' Action Plans and any stakeholders participating in a State Action Plan team. It will cover three key areas: Development of States' Action Plans; States' Action Plan data review; and Implementation of Measures (selected by States in their Action Plans).  

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Event: ICAO Symposium on Aviation and Climate Change [viewed]

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) "Symposium on Aviation and Climate Change: Destination Green" aims to foster a dialogue on environment and aviation among member States and other key stakeholders, leading to the 38th Session of the ICAO Assembly in September 2013. The purpose of the event is to inform and facilitate environment-related discussions and high-level decision-making at ICAO's triennial Assemblies. The Symposium will allow participants to gain knowledge and exchange information on the key areas of ICAO's environmental protection activities, and will showcase the Organization's environmental accomplishments pursuant to the related decisions of the 37th ICAO Assembly (October 2010), and will examine how States can continue to build upon these milestones through: States' Action Plans to reduce CO2 emissions; ICAO's strategy on Assistance to States; New technology Standards including the CO2 Standard for aircraft; and Sustainable alternative fuels for aviation.  

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IDB 2012 Sustainability Report Highlights Climate Change, Water Lending [viewed]

IDB13 March 2013: The eighth edition of the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) Sustainability Report indicates that, during the fiscal year 2012, the Bank surpassed its 2015 target of committing over one-fourth of its lending to projects dealing with climate change, sustainable energy and environmental sustainability.

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GFEI Report Reviews Efforts on Fuel Economy Improvement Targets [viewed]

19 March 2013: A report published by the International Energy Agency (IEA) for the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) indicates the global fuel economy improvement rate for light duty vehicles is lower than the rate needed to reach the long-term GFEI target.

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ICAO, UNWTO to Cooperate on Aviation and Tourism [viewed]

18 March 2013: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) have signed a Joint Statement on Aviation and Tourism, which includes an intention to contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from aviation and tourism. 

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Peru Holds NAMAs Workshop [viewed]

15 March 2013: Peru's Environment Ministry (MINAM), the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Low-Emission Capacity Building Programme, the German International Cooperation (GIZ) and Ecofys' Mitigation Momentum Project organized a technical workshop on developing Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) for three sectors and roadmaps for their implementation in Peru.

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EEA Report Highlights Shipping's Impact on Air Quality and Climate Change [viewed]

EEA14 March 2013: The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released a technical report that provides an overview on the state of knowledge on the impact of international shipping in European waters on air quality and climate change. The report calls for addressing both air pollution and greenhouse gases (GHGs) in an integrated manner.

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OECD-Italy EPR Highlights Progress toward Greening Growth [viewed]

OECDMarch 2013: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published the third review of Italy's environmental performance, including progress towards a green low-carbon economy and international commitments. The Environmental Performance Review (EPR) presents 29 recommendations on how performance could be improved.

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CEM Spring Newsletter Highlights Upcoming CEM4 [viewed]

12 March 2013: The Spring 2013 newsletter of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) highlights the upcoming fourth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM4) as well as recent CEM-related events and efforts in the areas of solar electric and wind energy technologies, clean energy progress in emerging economies, and urban sustainability technologies.

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