Europe

UNECE Guidance on Water Supply and Sanitation in Extreme Events Adopted [viewed]

25 November 2010: The second session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health, which convened from 23-25 November 2010, in Bucharest, Romania, adopted the Guidance on Water Supply and Sanitation in Extreme Events.

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UNFCCC Publishes Turkey's COP 16 Outcome Submission [viewed]

19 November 2010: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published a submission from Turkey (FCCC/AWGLCA/2010/MISC.8) under the agenda item preparation of an outcome to be presented to the Conference of the Parties (COP) for adoption at its 16th session to enable the full, effective and sustained implementation of the Convention through long-term cooperative action now, up to and beyond 2012.

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UNU Hosts Japan Iceland Geothermal Forum [viewed]

19 November 2010: The UN University-hosted "Japan Iceland Geothermal Forum 2010" focused on: the potential for geothermal energy both technically and financially to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and address climate change; the cooperation possibilities between Japan and Iceland, including development and financing; the challenges of geothermal use; the possibilities for further development of geothermal technologies; the role of governments in development of geothermal energy; and the strengths of the Japanese and Icelandic models.

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European Commission Outlines Future Trade Policy [viewed]

9 November 2010: The European Commission has released a Communication titled "Trade, Growth and World Affairs," which sets out the triple benefit of trade for Europe, namely stronger economic growth, more jobs and increased consumer choice at lower prices. The Communication also addresses green growth, energy and climate change.

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EEA Publishes Guiding Principles for Adaptation [viewed]

8 November 2010: The European Environment Agency (EEA) of the EU has released a technical paper titled "Guiding principles for adaptation to climate change in Europe," which aims to support adaptation processes for a wide range of situations and actors, as a common basis for cooperative adaptation activities.

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Report on EU Fast-Start Finance Endorsed [viewed]

17 November 2010: The Council of the Finance Ministers of the EU, meeting on 17 November 2010, in Brussels, Belgium, discussed climate finance and endorsed the report on progress on EU fast-start funding.

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EU-US Lisbon Summit Focuses on Green Growth [viewed]

20 November 2010: The leaders of the EU and US met on 20 November 2010, in Lisbon, Portugal, to discuss cooperation on: ensuring strong, balanced and sustainable economic growth and creating jobs; meeting global challenges such as climate change and international development; and strengthening the security of citizens.

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UNECE and Azerbaijan Focus on Sustainable Housing [viewed]

19 November 2010: The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has released a Country Profile on the Housing Sector of Azerbaijan, and organized the International Forum on Natural Disasters and Building and Construction Safety from 16-17 November 2010, in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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EU-US Energy Council Ministerial Focuses on Clean and Efficient Technologies [viewed]

19 November 2010: A joint statement released at the conclusion of the US-EU Energy Council Ministerial underlines the importance of energy in the US-EU dialogue in the 21st century, which aims to coordinate regulatory regimes and research programmes to speed the deployment of future clean and efficient energy technologies.

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European Commission Outlines Options for Agriculture [viewed]

18 November 2010: The European Commission has published a Communication on "the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) towards 2020 – Meeting the food, natural resources and territorial challenges of the future," which outlines reforms aimed at making the European agriculture sector more dynamic, competitive, and effective in stimulating sustainable, smart and inclusive growth.

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