Asia

IRENA Workshop Creates “Coalition for Action” to Strengthen Acceptance of Renewable Energy [viewed]

IRENA25 October 2013: The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) held a workshop, titled 'Social Acceptance of Renewable Energy,' that aimed at improving social acceptance of, and dispelling misconceptions around, renewable energy. Participants at the workshop agreed to create a “coalition for action” to strengthen public opinion over renewables.

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Caucasus Workshop Discusses NAMAs [viewed]

Partnership on Mitigation and MRV31 October 2013: The Regional Environmental Centre for the Caucasus (REC Caucasus) and the German International Cooperation (GIZ) organized a regional workshop, titled ‘Development of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) in South Caucasus countries,' in cooperation with the International Climate Initiative (ICI) of the German Federal Environment Ministry (BMU).

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BASIC Countries Call for Warsaw to be an "Implementation COP" [viewed]

Flag of China29 October 2013: The 17th BASIC Ministerial Meeting on Climate Change brought together representatives from Brazil, India, South Africa and China (BASIC), who adopted a joint statement emphasizing that the upcoming Warsaw Climate Change Conference "should be an implementation Conference of the Parties (COP)."

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OWG 7 Issue Briefs Released [viewed]

UNGAOctober 2013: The UN Technical Support Team (TST) has issued three briefs in preparation for the seventh session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The documents address the three topics for OWG 7: Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR); Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements; and Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), including Chemicals and Waste.

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Event: Sixth Meeting of the Green Climate Fund Board [viewed]

The sixth meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will take place in Indonesia, from 19-21 February 2013.  

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Event: Cambodia's Third National Forum on Climate Change [viewed]

The Third National Forum on Climate Change will take place under the theme ‘Taking Action for Sustainable Development in the Changing Climate'. The Forum will provide a platform for discussion on climate change, including adaptation, education, climate financing, green growth and mitigation. The Cambodia Climate Change Alliance, which is implemented by the Cambodian Ministry of Environment and supported by the EU, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (DANIDA) the Government of Sweden, is organizing the meeting.  

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IEA Geothermal Annual Report Highlights Increased Growth in Geothermal Deployment [viewed]

iea-gia10 October 2013: The International Energy Agency's (IEA) Geothermal Implementing Agreement (GIA) has released its Annual Report for 2011 and published country reports for Australia, the European Commission, Germany, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the US.

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CIFOR Report Investigates REDD+ and Deforestation Drivers [viewed]

CIFOR28 October 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has published a report, titled 'Governing the Design of National REDD+: An analysis of the power of agency,' which investigates how policies, media coverage and policy networks affect REDD+ outcomes based on studies in Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea and Viet Nam.

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Sub-National REDD+ Projects Examined by CIFOR [viewed]

CIFOR28 October 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a report on the implementation of sub-national initiatives related to forest carbon in Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Peru, Tanzania and Viet Nam. The report examines the intended and potential outcomes of such sub-national REDD+ projects as well as conditions for success and the role of stakeholder engagement.

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UNITAR Asia-Pacific Workshop Discusses Adaptation, DRR [viewed]

Unitar16 October 2013: Participants from the Asia-Pacific region shared their experiences with climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (DRR) at a workshop organized by the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Jeju, the Republic of Korea.

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