Asia

Event: International Energy Efficiency Forum and Workshop on Investments in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects [viewed]

The Forum is organized jointly by the Government of Kazakhstan, the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), and the UN Development Programme (UNDP). It will combine an assessment of energy efficiency (EE) and renewable energy (RE) policy and legislative frameworks with the analysis of international best practices in EE and RE, focusing on ways and means of financing EE and RE investments.  

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Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network Discusses Climate Change Adaptation [viewed]

13 August 2010: The fifth Annual Meeting of the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network was organized around the theme "Enhancing the Implementation of the Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Framework for Action through a Multi-stakeholder Approach."

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WMO Comments on Current Extreme Events [viewed]

11 August 2010: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has published information for the media on the unprecedented sequence of extreme weather events that have recently taken place in different parts of the world.

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FAO and IRRI Report on Rising Temperatures' Impact on Rice [viewed]

9 August 2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has reported on research undertaken by a team of scientists from the FAO, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and academic institutions on temperature impacts on rice yields.

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Asia Forest Partnership Meeting Examines Governance Beyond Copenhagen [viewed]

6 August 2010: The ninth meeting of the Asia Forest Partnership Dialogue, titled "Forest Governance Challenges Beyond Copenhagen," examined the linkages between forest governance and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+).

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IFPRI Releases Paper on Agriculture and Adaptation in Viet Nam [viewed]

August 2010: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a discussion paper titled "Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture and Policy Options for Adaptation."

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CIFOR Publishes Report on Reducing Forestry Emissions in Indonesia [viewed]

August 2010: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has published a report titled "Reducing Forestry Emissions in Indonesia," which  stresses that forest conversion must cease for Indonesia to achieve emissions reductions through forestry, since expanding plantations alone will not suffice.

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Alternatives to Slash and Burn Partnership Releases Policy Brief on REDD+ in Indonesia [viewed]

August 2010: The Alternatives to Slash and Burn Partnership for Tropical Forest Margins (ASB) has released a policy brief on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+) in Indonesia inside and outside areas officially defined as "forest."

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Event: UNECE Group of Experts on Global Energy Efficiency 21 [viewed]

This meeting will be held in the framework of the project Financing Energy Efficiency Investments for Climate Change Mitigation, which seeks to promote the formation of a market for energy efficiency in 12 Eastern European, South-eastern European and Central Asian countries to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.  

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World Bank Releases Energy Outlook in Eastern Europe and Central Asia [viewed]

August 2010: The World Bank has released a report on the energy outlook in Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, warning that following the recent economic downturn, the energy demands of this region will again require strong investment in new energy sources, raising environmental and carbon footprint concerns.

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