Asia

Fourth GEOSS Asia-Pacific Symposium Focuses on Climate and Biodiversity [viewed]

March 2010: The Fourth Asia-Pacific Symposium of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) was held in Bali, Indonesia, from 10-12 March 2010. Organized by the GEO Secretariat with the support of the Governments of Indonesia and Japan, the Symposium welcomed approximately 220 participants from 26 countries, and was organized around the theme "Towards a Global Earth Observation System of Systems that supports the societal benefit areas of climate and biodiversity."

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UNESCAP 66th Commission Session Adopts Incheon Declaration [viewed]

19 May 2010: The 66th Commission Session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) convened from 13-19 May 2010, in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Representatives from 53 countries of the region and nine associate States discussed regional development policies, including green growth, and adopted the Incheon Declaration.

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Japan-CARICOM Project Approved [viewed]

14 May 2010: The Japan-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Friendship and Cooperation Fund has approved a US$267,466 project to assess the impacts of climate change on the energy sector in CARICOM countries.

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UNESCAP 66th Commission Session Discusses Green Growth [viewed]

17 May 2010: The 66th Commission Session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) is convening from 13-19 May 2010, in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The event is gathering representatives from 53 regional countries and nine associate States and comprises a Senior Officials Segment from 13-15 May, and a Ministerial Segment from 17-19 May.

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UNFCCC Publishes Technology Submission from Kazakhstan [viewed]

6 May 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission from Kazakhstan on the areas of focus set out in section IV of the terms of reference for the review and assessment of the effectiveness of the implementation of Article 4, paragraphs 1(c) and 5, of the Convention (technology transfer) (FCCC/SBI/2010/MISC.3).

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GEF Funds Fuel Cell Buses in Shanghai World Expo 2010 [viewed]

May 2010: The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has contributed US$6 million to produce six fuel cell buses that will be used to shuttle visitors at the World EXPO 2010 "Better City - Better Life."

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EIB and Partners Establish Joint Climate Change Fund [viewed]

7 May 2010: The European Investment Bank (EIB), the French Development Agency (AFD) and the European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the Interact Climate Change Fund.

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ADB Supports Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant in Thailand [viewed]

3 May 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved funding for a 73 MW solar power plant in central Thailand, which is likely to become one of the largest solar photovoltaic projects in the world.

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Event: Fifth Asia Clean Energy Forum 2010 [viewed]

The Clean Energy Forum, organized by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), USAID and the World Resources Institute, will feature a panel addressing the issue of Supersizing Energy Efficiency and Renewables to Meet the Climate Challenge.  

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ADB Seminar Discusses Financing Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific [viewed]

2 May 2010: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) held a seminar on "Financing Climate Change and Sustainable Development Action in Asia and the Pacific" during its Annual Meeting, held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on 2-4 May 2010.

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