Asia

Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development Focuses on Green Growth [viewed]

2 October 2010: The Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Development in Asia and the Pacific (MCED-6), which took place in Astana, Kazakhstan, from 27 September-2 October 2010, concluded with the endorsement of the Astana Declaration and regional implementation plan, and the Green Bridge Initiative to encourage cooperation between the European and Asian regions.

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IEA Launches Electric Vehicles Initiative [viewed]

1 October 2010: The International Energy Agency (IEA), in cooperation with eight partner countries, launched the “Electric Vehicles Initiative” at the Paris Motor Show, in Paris, France.

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UNFCCC Publishes SBI Documents for Cancun [viewed]

30 September 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published several documents for consideration by the 33rd session of Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI), which will take place in Cancun, Mexico, from 30 November-4 December 2010.

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Event: Asia Pacific Renewable Energy Policy Workshop [viewed]

This second International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) regional workshop on renewable energy policy is held in cooperation with the Government of the Republic of Korea. Held in connection with “Renewable Energy Korea 2010,” the largest exhibition dedicated to renewables in Korea, this workshop aims to offer policy advice, a platform to identify policy priorities, and an opportunity to share experiences and exchange views on renewable energy. It will be made up of three sessions on: renewable energy in the Asia Pacific region; locating barriers and policy advice; and regional cooperation for energy deployment.  

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Event: Regional Workshop on Climate Change Finance and Aid Effectiveness [viewed]

This workshop is organied by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, in response to demand from countries in the Asia-Pacific region to: better understand the needs of the Asia-Pacific countries in terms of the design and governance of climate change funds; and build capacity of relevant ministries to better access and use the potential inflow of new funding. The workshop is facilitated by the Capacity Development for Development Effectiveness Facility (CDDE) with support from donors to the CDDE Facility (Asia Development Bank (ADB), Japan, UN Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank) as well as Sweden and the OECD-Development Assistance Committee (DAC).  

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Event: Eighth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) [viewed]

The eighth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) will convene in Brussels, Belgium, from 4-5 October 2010.  

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UNDP Contributes to Recovery Efforts in Pakistan [viewed]

29 September 2010: As part of the recovery efforts from the monsoon floods in Pakistan, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) will build approximately 5,000 disaster-resistant and energy efficient houses for those left homeless in the coastal area of Thatta, where 86% of the population lives below the poverty line.

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IRRI Releases Report on Sustaining Food Security in Asia [viewed]

27 September 2010: The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has released a report, with the Asia Society, by a high-level Task Force on Food Security and Sustainability in Asia titled "Never an Empty Bowl: Sustaining Food Security in Asia."

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IFC Publishes Strategy to Engage Private Sector in Adaptation [viewed]

September 2010: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) published a report by Asian Tigers Capital Partners defining "A Strategy to Engage the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation in Bangladesh."

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Event: 11th Asian Maize Conference [viewed]

The 11th Asian Maize Conference will be sponsored by the Government of Guangxi Zhuang Minority Autonomous Region, P.R. China, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The theme of the meeting will be addressing climate change effects and meeting maize demand for Asia.  

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